Faculty Recitial: Yumiko Oshima Ryan -- Toccata to Boogie Woogie -- Music by J.S. Bach, Schubert, and Yoshimatsu

October 12 at 1:303 p.m.

TimeOctober 12 at 1:303 p.m.

The Music Department presents faculty member Yumiko Oshima-Ryan (piano) in a concert performing works by J.S. Bach, Schubert, and Yoshimatsu. 

The performance is free and open to the public.

About the Performer

Yumiko Oshima-Ryan is an active performer of both solo and collaborative works. Her awards include first place in the Wurlitzer

Collegiate Artist Competition and second place in the International Beethoven Piano Sonata Competition. 

Since 1995 she has been incorporating contemporary Japanese piano works into her repertoire. She has performed these works

nationally and internationally including world premieres of new works by Japanese composers. Her first recording “From Afar:

Contemporary Japanese Piano Music” is published through the Naxos Music Library. Oshima-Ryan is a fiscal year 2017 recipient

of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. With this grant, she completed her second album “Left Alone,” a

collection of solo pieces for left hand. 

A native of Japan, Oshima-Ryan graduated from Toho Music Academy in Tokyo and earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at

the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. Her piano teachers include Eunice Norton (a pupil of Arthur

Schnabel), Eugene Pridonoff, Richard Syracuse, Jerome Rose, and Satoko Tokumaru. She studied chamber music with

Menahem Pressler, pianist and founding member of the Beaux Arts Trio.

ContactMara Klein
PostedMay 21, 2019
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