Classical Piano Concert: Yuta Sugano

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All are welcome to join in a Sunday afternoon of masterful classical piano, performed by Yuta Sugano.

A visitor to Cornell, Sugano has graciously offered to share his internationally lauded talent with the Ithaca community in this one-time performance. This is a concert not to be missed!


Hailed as “poetic and colorful,” pianist Yuta Sugano is rapidly gaining international recognition for his performances that not only display great facility of the hands, but come straight from the heart. He is known for interpretations that integrate his experience in historical performance practice and piano technology. An avid performer, he has appeared as soloist in Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, Spain, and the United States, among others.

Yuta began his piano studies at the age of five, and by age eleven he made his concerto debut performing with the Kansai Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra in Japan. He has since been a recipient of numerous prizes and scholarships including Meiko Miyazawa Award, Yamaha President’s Award (Japan), Glenn E. LeClair Graduate Piano Award (USA), and Zodiac Music Academy’s Chamber Musician Award (France). An active chamber musician, Yuta Sugano has collaborated with notable clarinetists Boris Allakhverdyan, Stanislav Golovin, and Emil Khudyev, cellists Emanuel Gruber and Kenji Sasaki, and violinist-conductor Farhkhad Khudyev. His recently released solo CD Romanticism in 1828, published by Rose Planet label in Japan, has won glowing reviews from multiple critics and media outlets.

Yuta Sugano is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy. As a recipient of the Conservatory Dean Scholarship Yuta attended Oberlin Conservatory of Music and received his Bachelor of Music degree. He earned his Master’s degree in Music from the University of Michigan on a full merit scholarship, and Doctor of Music Art degree with a cognate field in Piano Pedagogy from the University of Kansas, where he served as a graduate teaching assistant.

This performance is made possible by the Currie/McNamara Fund.