© Grrand Prix Emanuel Fuermann (Clemens Porikys)
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.
Keisuke Morita had his first cello lessons at the age of three. He has studied with Sumiko Kurata and Dai Miyata at the Toho Gakuen Music College. In addition, he has studied chamber music with Koichiro Harada and Sadao Harada. He has taken part in masterclasses given by, among others, David Geringas, Frans Helmerson, Mario Brunello, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, and István Várdai.
Keisuke won the Elsa Wera Arnold Prize in the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Conservatory Competition 2023 and the Special Prize in Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann 2022. While he was a high school student in Japan, he also won the first Prize in the Music Competition of Japan in 2014.
He has performed as a soloist with many ensembles, including the Savaria Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, the Kammerphilharmonie Metamorphosen Berlin, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Barcelona Baroque Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, and the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.
His study is funded by the Rohm Music Foundation, Japan Federation of Musicians, Yamaha Music Foundation, and the Yellow Angel Fund.