|Kana Mimaki will have her performing in Fort Bend Music Center on the 23rd of Oct from 2-4PM.|
Kana Mimaki began her piano studies in Japan at the age of three. By time she was five, she had won the first of many piano competitions.
After graduating from a renowned music high school, Kana found her way into the premiere Japanese school of music: the Tokyo National University of Music and Fine Arts. As an undergraduate, Herbert Stessin invited Kana to attend the Aspen Music Festival, where she went on to win the E. Nakamichi Piano Concerto Competition. Following the completion of her Bachelor's degree, Kana returned to the United States to receive her Master of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Rice University .
Kana has performed in major cities over the world including the Carnegie Hall in New York , Lincoln Center in New York , and the Kennedy Center in Washington , DC . She has been acclaimed as “terrific, agile-but-muscular piano playing” and a soloist who ". . . performs evenly and effortlessly with golden tone". Her musical achievements include the Kapo-Barwick Memorial prize from the William Kapell International Piano Competition 2007, the special prize from the Japan Arts Center , and a nomination for the best pianist of the 2007-2008 recital series in Tokyo/Kobe Arts Center. Her recent First Prize awards come from the Los Angeles Liszt Competition, the International Russian Music Competition, and Catania International Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto Competition, the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition.