Fumiko Miyachi

Fumiko Miyachi

Fumiko Miyachi is a composer and pianist. Her particular interest lies in creating bright sounds, often inspired by patterns found in nature. Current obsessions include growing edible plants and looking after/playing with her two hens (Instagram #FumiFarm). 

Her music has been performed by musicians worldwide, including the BBC Singers, Opera North, MAE, Lontano, Orkest de ereprijs, Concorde, decibel and Tabea Debus to name a handful. Recent commissions have been supported by PRSF, City Music Foundation, Ambache Charitable Trust and Hinrichsen Foundation. 

Awards and prizes include Joan Weller Composition Prize (1997), Tracey Chadwell Memorial Prize (2002), Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra Young Composers’ Award (2005), The New Millennium Composition Prize (2006), PRSF Women Make Music Award (2016) and BASCA British Composer Award shortlist (2016).  

As a pianist, Fumiko specializes in performing contemporary repertoire and has premiered and performed many pieces by composers including Anton Lukoszevieze, Howard Skempton, Michael Finnissy, Laurence Crane, Diana Burrell, Michael Wolters, Joe Cutler, Donnacha Dennehy and Colin Riley. Since 2013, she has been one half of Cobalt Duo with Kate Halsall. 

“Not only an amazing pianist, but also an amazing composer”- Louis Andriessen  

Fumiko is a visiting tutor at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and an external examiner at Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague.

Biography

Fumiko Miyachi is a composer and pianist. Her particular interest lies in creating bright sounds, often inspired by patterns found in nature. Current obsessions include growing edible plants and looking after/playing with her two hens (Instagram #FumiFarm). 

Her music has been performed by musicians worldwide, including the BBC Singers, Opera North, MAE, Lontano, Orkest de ereprijs, Concorde, decibel and Tabea Debus to name a handful. Recent commissions have been supported by PRSF, City Music Foundation, Ambache Charitable Trust and Hinrichsen Foundation. 

Awards and prizes include Joan Weller Composition Prize (1997), Tracey Chadwell Memorial Prize (2002), Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra Young Composers’ Award (2005), The New Millennium Composition Prize (2006), PRSF Women Make Music Award (2016) and BASCA British Composer Award shortlist (2016).  

As a pianist, Fumiko specializes in performing contemporary repertoire and has premiered and performed many pieces by composers including Anton Lukoszevieze, Howard Skempton, Michael Finnissy, Laurence Crane, Diana Burrell, Michael Wolters, Joe Cutler, Donnacha Dennehy and Colin Riley. Since 2013, she has been one half of Cobalt Duo with Kate Halsall. 

“Not only an amazing pianist, but also an amazing composer”- Louis Andriessen  

Fumiko is a visiting tutor at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and an external examiner at Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague.

Compilations with this composer

Compilations
Up, Down, Top, Bottom, Strange, Charm

Up, Down, Top, Bottom, Strange, Charm

Birmingham Record Company

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