Kanaka Shimizu

She was born in 1991 in Tokyo.
She began the piano when she was four years old. She began to study the organ when she was twelve years old. She graduated Tokyo University of the Arts, and entered the master course of the same university.

She studied the organ and harpsichord at Conservatoire de Toulouse.
She received Shirakawa Award in Shirakawa Italian Organ Music Academy in 2011. With Geidai Philharmonic Orchestra, she played Samuel Barber’s Toccata Festiva in 2014.
She has won the International Organ Competition of Béthune St Omer in 2016. She received also audience Award.

She studied the organ from Kazuo Kohno, Rie Hiroe, Michel Bouvard and Jan Willem Jansen. She also studied basso continuo from Yuichiro Shiina and Yasuko Bouvard, improvisation from Takeshi Kondo and Philippe Lefebvre, and the harpsichord from Asami Hirosawa and Yasuko Bouvard.

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