Born in Sapporo, Megumi Shimanuki began learning piano at the age of four.

She studied at the Toho Gakuen School of Music with Prof. Minoru Nojima and the Liszt Academy of Music with Prof. György Nádor and  Prof. Péter Nagy. 

She studied at the State University of Music and the Performing Arts Stuttgart (Master of Music and the "Konzertexamen", artistic concert exam program) with Prof. Péter Nagy.

She continued her study of Hungarian Music with Prof. Péter Nagy at the Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest as a scholar of Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarshiop by the Hungarian Government.

She has studied the piano with Prof. Dmitri Alexeev, Ms. Akiko Ebi, Ms. Ikuko Endo, the late Prof. Chie Okabayashi, Prof. Hiroko Nakano, Ms. Koko Ishidoya,

chamber music with Prof. Márta Gulyás, Prof. Kirill Gerstein, Mr. Géza Hargitai, Prof. Miklós Perényi and piano duo with Prof. Hans-Peter Stenzl.

She has also taken the master classes with Elisso Wirsaladze, Rados Ferenc, Dmitri Alexeev, Stanislav Pochekin, Felix Gottlieb, Kaori Kimura, Teresa Manasterska, Bruno Rigutto, among others.


Currently, she is a Part-time lecturer of the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest.


When Megumi was 16 years old, she won the Japan International League of Artists audition. She performed in the Concert in Tokyo.

In 2004 she won the 1st prize at the 23th Iizuka Music Competition, and also received three special prizes.

She won the 1st Absolute Prize at the International Music Competition in Francavilla Fontana, Italy.

She was the 2nd Prize winner at the Terra degli Imperiali International Music Competition in Italy,

the 4th Prize winner at the Yachiyo Music Conpetition in Japan,

and the 5th Prize winner at the Rovere d'Oro International Competition in Italy.

She was a diploma recipient at the Isidor Bajic Piano Competition in Serbia,

and at the International Ferenc Liszt Piano Competition in Poland.

She was a semi-finalist at the 2011 International Piano Competition in Memoriam Ferenc Liszt in Budapest,

and at the 2007 Sendai International Music Competition in Japan.

She also received prizes at numerous piano competitions in Japan and Europe.


Megumi was awarded a DAAD scholarship to take part in the 50th Weimar Master Classes 2009. And she performed in the Final concert as the best student.

She was selected as the best student at the International Bartok Seminar in Hungary,

as an excellent student at the International Klavierakademie Murrhardt in Germany,

and Seminar at the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw.

In 2015, she was awarded ISA-scholarship to take part in the isa summer music academy,

and she was given the Zoltán Kodály Prize by the Foundation for the Kecskemét Kodály Institute Hungary.


She has performed with such orchestras as Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, Russian Chamber Philharmonic St. Petersburg, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra and Toho Gakuen Orchestra and worked with famous conductors, Juri Gilbo, Kazufumi Yamashita and Chikara Iwamura.


She attended Music Festivals in Europe and Japan, including the Balaton Music Festival(Hungary, 2016) and the Szolnok Music Festival(Hungary, 2015).

She gives numerous concerts as soloist, chamber musician and accompanist in Germany, Hungary, Poland, Italy, and many cities in Japan.

 And her performance has been broadcasted on television and radio also.





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