“ .. Masumi was a prize winner at the prestigious International Harpsichord Competition in Bruges in 2007 and became the first Japanese harpsichordist to reach the finals in 21 years. She was also a semi-finalist in the International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig (2006), a runner-up in the Broadwood Harpsichord Competition in London (2007), and a finalist in the Fenton House Keyboard Ensemble Competition (2008) with her ensemble Corona Baroque.
After Masumi graduated with a University Medal from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University in Brisbane Australia where she studied piano with Leah Horwitz, she was granted an Australian Postgraduate Award by the Australian Government and completed her Master of Music degree on a full scholarship. In the UK, she studied at the Royal Academy of Music and Trinity College of Music and was later awarded “The English Concert” Junior Fellowship with ensemble Melopoetica. Masumi is currently working towards a PhD by Performance at the University of York. ..“
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