Shion Ota


February 20, 2000


Second Prize: Malta International Piano Competition (Valletta, Malta)
First Prize, Nomura Prize, Aiko Iguchi Prize, Yasuko Fukuda Prize and Music Encouragement Prize: Student Music Concours of Japan, Junior High School Division (Tokyo, Japan )
Fifth Prize, Most Promising Artist: Hamamatsu International Piano Academy (Hamamatsu, Japan)

Originally from Osaka, Shion Ota graduated from Tokyo College of Music High School and won a Special Scholarship to attend Tokyo College of Music, accelerating through the Piano Performance Course ‘Excellence’. She has studied under Katsunori Ishii, Mari Takeda, Minoru Nojima, Yuka Hanzawa and Farkas Gabor. She currently studies under Yukio Yokoyama.

Shion has performed with leading orchestras throughout Japan including Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, Osaka Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, and beyond with the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra. She has also participated in several piano academies, including the Hamamatsu International Piano Academy, the Villa Sandra Piano Academy and the Classical Bridge Festival. From 2013 to 2015, she was a recipient of the Yamaha Foundation Scholarship, the Aoyama Music Foundation Scholarship in 2017 and the Rohm Music Foundation Scholarship in 2019.

In 2018, Shion was selected as one of five musicians to perform in Japan’s prestigious CHANEL Pygmalion Days competition.


Upcoming Competition Repertoire

Preliminary Round 1: 20-Minute Recital

VII. Gavotte et six doubles

Alexander Scriabin: Piano Sonata No.5 in F# Major Op.53

Preliminary Round 2: 30-Minute Recital

Carl Vine: Toccatissimo

I. Allegro
II. Allegro di molto

I. Evocación

Maurice Ravel: La Valse

Semi Finals Round 1: 65-Minute Recital

I. Molto allegretto

II. Andante assai

III. Allegro brutale

I. Prélude
II. Allemande
III. Courante
IV. Sarabande

V. Les agréments de la même Sarabande

VI. Bourrée I alternativement

VII. Bourrée II

VIII. Gigue

I. Con moto agitato – Andante – Con moto agitato

II. Allegro con moto

III. Presto

Franz Liszt: Réminiscences de Norma de Bellini S.394

Semi Final Round 2: Chamber Music

I. Andante assai

II. Allegro brusco

III. Andante

IV. Allegrissimo – Andante assai, come prima

Joseph Achron: Hebrew Melody Op.33

I. Allegro assai vivace

II. Allegretto scherzando

III. Adagio

IV. Molto Allegro e vivace

II. Liebesleid

Final Round 1: Concerto with String Orchestra

I. Allegro moderato

II. Lento

III. Moderato

IV. Allegro con brio

Final Round 2: Concerto with Symphony Orchestra

I. Moderato

II. Adagio sostenuto

III. Allegro scherzando