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Arisu Nakao (Miss)



Freelance Concert Pianist/Accompanist, Lobby/Cocktail Pianist, Ballet Pianist

 "This confident pianist, with steely fingers and a virtuosic technique, always kept an eye on the musical direction and line of every phrase. She showed herself well-capable of great pianistic control."  from a review in Music and Vision

 "A great pianist" "marvellous..." from a review in TripAdvisor



l  A dedicated professional pianist highly trained in Tokyo, Moscow and the UK 

l  A holder of significant experience in 5-star hotel as a resident pianist

l  A strong ability of sight-reading, copying music by ear and making the scores with arrangement

l  Good sense of selecting right music

l  Fluent English improved by 6-year-experince in the UK as a student and freelance professional pianist, recording the high TOEIC score 865, plus Japanese (native)

l  The earnest attitude to pursue perfection with profound research in order to meet requirements

l  Good communication skills and the ability to readily adapt to change

l  Keen to learn and master new technology, skills and language


Career Highlights:

(1)   Concert Pianist/Accompanist

I hold solo concerts constantly and keep on polishing my skills. As an accompanist, I accompanied instrumentalists in concerts, lessons, rehearsals and examinations.

           2003                     Lunchtime Recital in the St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London

           2004                   Recital organized by The Europe Beethoven Piano Society, London

           2005-2008             Lunchtime Recitals in the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, hired regularly

           2005-2008             Official Accompanist in the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

           2006 & 2007         Recitals in the Gate, Cardiff

           2010                     The UK & Hong Kong Tour

           2011                     The UK Tour (incl. St Barnabas Liszt Piano Festival)




(2)   Lobby/Cocktail Pianist

l  Entertained customers & guests in hotels, restaurants and parties with wide range of music

l  Created relaxing ambience

l  Performed music by requests

              2004-2006             Pianist at the Happy Gathering

           2005                     Registered pianist at the Celtic Manor Resort

           2005-2006             Pianist at the Bay Restaurant

           2005-2008             Pianist at the Pearl of the Orient

           2006-2008             Resident Pianist in the Hilton Cardiff


 (3)   Ballet Pianist

l  Accompanied participants who took grades examinations, in rehearsals, examinations and master classes, with music based on a syllabus in the some ballet schools, almost every term.

l  Accompanied the ballet teacher who took a higher qualification for teaching and helped her choose music. 

            2005-2006             Provided live performance in the premiere show “Chase the Glowing Hours with Flying Feet”  

                                          by the Wales Dance Company “Diversions” and attended their tour




1990-1993             Tokyo Metropolitan Musashi Senior High School

1994-1998             Bachelor’s Degree of Music, Musashino Academia Musicae, Tokyo

1998-2000             Master’s Degree of Music, Musashino Academia Musicae, Tokyo

2000-2002             Postgraduate course, Moscow State Conservatory named after Tchaikovsky, Russia

2002-2004             Postgraduate Diploma (Distinction), Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, the UK

2004-2008             Postgraduate diploma course extension studies, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, the UK



1995                     The Fukui Naoaki Memorial Scholarship

1995                     Accepted for studies by Royal College of Music, London (Unable to attend due to lack of funding)

1998                     Accepted for further studies with part-scholarship by Royal Academy of Music, London (Unable to attend due to

                             lack of funding)

2003                     The Julian Jacobson Prize

2004                     The Zbigniew Grzybowski Memorial Prize (The Chopin Prize)

2004                     The Lawrence Davies Memorial Prize



2009      The Official Business Skills Test in Bookkeeping, 2nd & 3rd Grades

2009      The Secretarial Skill Proficiency Test, 2nd & 3rd Grades

2008       The Life in the UK Test

Updated:  September 27, 2012

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