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Born in Fukushima, Japan, Ryota Yamazaki began his piano studies at the age of seven. He has won numerous awards, including first prize in the Thomas & Evon Cooper International Competition (2016), the Grand Prize and audience prize in the PTNA Piano Competition (2014), first prize at the Yasuko Fukuda Scholarship Audition (2013) and first prize at the Gina Bachauer International Junior Piano Competition (2012). He has performed with several orchestras, including the Cleveland Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra and VYO Youth Orchestra. He enrolled at the Toho Gakuen School of Music with a full scholarship and studied with Yuko Ninomiya. He is currently studying with Fabio Bidini at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles.

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