Mr. Kento Otani
Country of residence Japan

Biography
Born on 10.06.1991, Japan
Studies piano with prof. Hiroko Fukui

Competitions
- 1st Prize at PTNA Piano Competiton
- 2nd Prize at Steinway Jugendwettbewerb
- 1st Prize at Citta di Barletta International Piano competition
- 2nd Prize at EPTA Belgium W-B Piano Competition
- Grand Prize and 1st Prize at the 16th Osaka International Music Competition

Events
- 2003 Concert in Japan with Kanazawa ensemble Orchestra Conductor Kentarou Haneda.
- 2007 Solo Concert in Fukui (Japan)
- 2008 Duo Concert with Pianist Maki Takeuchi in Fukui (Japan)
- 2014 invited to Koshino Ruby Music Festival in Fukui (Japan)
- 2016 Concert in Wien , Paris
- 2016 invited to Cap Ferret Music Festival in Cap Ferret (France)

Repertoire
First round
J. S. Bach – Prelude and Fugue in b minor, The Well Tempered Clavier, 2nd book
A. Scriabin – Etude op. 8 no. 9
L. van Beethoven – Sonata op. 109, 1st mov.

Second round
J. Brahms – Scherzo op. 4
G. Kurtág – 6 pieces from “Játékok”: -Postface à Kocsis Zoltán
-Aus der Ferne(A Voice in the Distance)
-A megvadult lenhajú lány
-Das kleine Gewitter(The little Squall)
-Hochzeitfanfaren an Judit Maros(Fanfare to Judit Maros' wedding)
-Merran's Dream
F. Liszt – “Apres une Lecture du Dante” - Fantasia quasi Sonata