Born in Japan in 1997, Keisuke Morita had his first cello lessons at the age of three.  He graduated at the top from the Toho Gakuen College Music Department, where he was taught by Professor Sumiko Kurata and Cellist Dai Miyata.  He also studied chamber music under Professors Koichiro Harada and Sadao Harada.  He is currently studying at the Hochschule für Musik Saar in Germany under Professor Gustav Rivinius.  For further study, he has taken part in masterclasses given by, among others, Professors David Geringas, Frans Helmerson, and Mario Brunello. 

     When he was a second-year student of the music high school, he won the first prize in the cello category of the Music Competition of Japan.  He also won the Grand Prix in the 14th Romanian International Music Competition.  In addition, he was awarded the Best Young Artist Prize by the Aoyama Music Foundation and the Frédéric Chopin Prize by the Frédéric Chopin Society of Japan. 

     He has performed as a soloist with many ensembles, including the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hungary Savaria Symphony Orchestra, the Barcelona Baroque Orchestra, and the Berliner Chamber Orchestra.  He has appeared at the Festival Pablo Casals in Prades, the Miyazaki International Music Festival in Japan, and the Kronberg Academy Festival in Germany.

     His study is funded by Rohm Music Foundation, Japan Federation of Musicians, and the Yellow Angel Foundation.

 

Instruments

Sep. 2015 - Aug. 2016  

Paolo Antonio Testore 1746

Sep. 2016.9 - May 2018 

Honoré Derazey

June 2018 - Dec. 2019     

Paolo Antonio Testore 1746

Jan. 2020 -                      

Charles Maucotel 1850

© 2017 by Keisuke M.

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