Peter Miyamoto has enjoyed 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.
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.
Currently Catherine Paine Middlebush Chair of Piano at the University of Missouri, Peter
Miyamoto formerly taught at Michigan State University, and the California Institute of the
Arts. From 2003-2015 he served as head of the piano faculty at the New York Summer
Music Festival and more recently served on the piano faculty of the Curtis Institute of
Music’s Young Artist Summer Program and the Curtis Mentor Network Program in
Miyamoto’s six solo CDs, available on the Blue-Griffin label, have received excellent
reviews in periodicals such as Gramophone, International Record Review, Fanfare, and
American Record Guide and were recognized by the American Prize. A CD of six
commissioned duos for violin and piano produced by GRAMMY winner Judith Sherman
was released by Albany records.