Born in 1997, Japanese cellist Keisuke Morita has been lauded for his “expressive lyricism” and “pure sound” based on a profound knowledge about style, phrase, and articulation. The honors received during his studies in Japan and Germany reflect his humanity as well as the excellence of his artistry.
He had his first cello lessons at age three. At the age of six, he began to study piano. He graduated at the top from Toho Gakuen Music College in Japan, where he was taught by Sumiko Kurata, and from Hochschule für Musik Saar in Germany. He is currently studying at the graduate school with Gustav Rivinius. For further study, he has taken part in masterclasses given by, among others, David Geringas, Frans Helmerson, Mario Brunello, and Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt.
When he was a second-year student at the music high school attached to Toho Gakuen College, he won first prize and audience prize in the cello category of the Music Competition of Japan. In addition, he was given the Aoyama New Artist Award and the Frédéric Chopin Award of Japan.
He appeared with orchestras, including the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hungary Savaria Symphony Orchestra, the Barcelona Baroque Orchestra, and the Berliner Chamber Orchestra. He also gave solo recitals and played in chamber groups at festivals such as the Festival Pablo Casals in Prades and the Kronberg Academy Festival.
His study is funded by Yamaha Music Foundation, Rohm Music Foundation, Japan Federation of Musicians, and the Yellow Angel Foundation.