Peter Miyamoto enjoys a brilliant international career, performing to great acclaim in recital and as soloist in Canada, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland, China, and Japan, and in major US cities such as Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. In 1990, Miyamoto was named the first Gilmore Young Artist. He won numerous other competitions, including the American Pianist Association National Fellowship Competition, the D’Angelo Competition, the San Francisco Symphony Competition and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Competition.
Miyamoto has performed as soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Chautauqua Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, Florida Philharmonic, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and Knoxville Symphony, working with such conductors as Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, David Lockington, Raymond Harvey, Lawrence Leighton-Smith, William Henry Curry, and Kirk Trevor. A dedicated chamber musician, he has performed with Charles Castleman, Victor Danchenko, Lara St. John, Anthony McGill, David Shifrin and Allan Vogel, as well as members of the Blair, Borromeo, Euclid and Pacifica String Quartets. He is a former member of the August Trio and the Beaumont Trio, and was a founding member of the Quadrivium Players, the resident ensemble at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Dr. Miyamoto holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music, Yale University School of Music, Michigan State University, and the Royal Academy of Music in London. His teachers included Maria Curcio-Diamand, Leon Fleisher, Claude Frank, Peter Frankl, Marek Jablonski, Aube Tzerko, and Ralph Votapek, as well as Szymon Goldberg, Felix Galimir and Lorand Fenyves for chamber music.
Professor of Piano and Chamber Music at the University of Missouri, Peter Miyamoto formerly taught at Michigan State University, and the California Institute of the Arts. After serving as head of the piano faculty at the New York Summer Music Festival 2003-2015, co-founded the Odyssey Chamber Music Festival in Missouri, and in recent years has taught and performed at the Curtis Institute Young Artists Program in Philadelphia, PA and at the PRIZM Summer Music Camp and International Chamber Music Festival in Memphis, TN. Miyamoto has given master classes at major institutions throughout the United States as well as internationally in Canada, China, Greece, Japan and Serbia. Peter serves as Executive Director of the Plowman Chamber Music Competition, and is Immediate Past President of the Missouri Music Teachers Association of MTNA.
Peter Miyamoto’s solo CDs, The Chopin Ballades and Fantasies and A Schubert Recital, Brahms Works and A Piano Recital have received critical acclaim in Gramophone Magazine (April 2009), International Record Review (March 2009), American Record Guide (February 2009), Fanfare Magazine (2014) and Audiophile Audition (2014). The newly released Great Pianists As Composers: Piano Works of Artur Schnabel, Glenn Gould and Dinu Lipatti was released in Spring 2019 and will be reviewed in American Record Guide (January 2020). An additional solo CD including Mozart Fantasie and Piano Sonata in C Minor, K. 475/457, Beethoven’s 32 Variations on an Original Theme in C Minor and the Schubert Piano Sonata in C Minor, D. 958 will be released in November 2019. A CD of commissioned violin-piano duos with violinist Julie Rosenfeld and produced by ten-time GRAMMY Award Winner Judith Sherman was released on Albany Records in Spring 2018.