Peter Miyamoto

Peter Miyamoto
Professor, Piano
Coordinator, Piano & Keyboard Area
DMA, Michigan State University
141 Fine Arts Building

Pianist Peter Miyamoto has enjoyed a brilliant international career, performing to great acclaim in Canada, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland, China, and Japan, and in major US cities such as Boston, Chicago, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco. In 1990 he was named winner of the Irving S. Gilmore Young Artist Award. He also won the American Pianists Association National Fellowship Competition, the D’Angelo International Competition, the San Francisco Symphony Competition and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Competition, and was a prize-winner in the National Chopin Competition.

Currently Professor of Piano and Chamber Music at the University of Missouri, Peter Miyamoto holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music (B.M.), Yale University (M.M. and A.D.), Michigan State University (D.M.A.), and the Royal Academy of Music (A.D.) in London. His teachers have included Maria Curcio-Diamand, Leon Fleisher, Claude Frank, Peter Frankl, Aube Tzerko, and Ralph Votapek as well as Szymon Goldberg, Felix Galimir, and Lorand Fenyves for chamber music.

He has given lectures and master classes through the Irving S. Gilmore Keyboard Festival, the Amadeus Piano Festival, the American Pianists Association, Music Teachers National Association, and Young Audiences of America, and at major music institutions including the Colburn School, Interlochen Academy of the Arts, Oberlin Conservatory and Northwestern University, among many others. Internationally, Dr. Miyamoto has presented master classes and lectures internationally in Canada, China, Greece, Japan and Serbia.

As a collaborative and chamber musician, Peter Miyamoto has performed with musicians from around the world, including Charles Castleman, Victor Danchenko, Anthony McGill, Lucy Shelton, David Shifrin, Lara St. John, Allan Vogel, the Euclid Quartet, and members of the Borromeo and Pacifica Quartets. He is a former member of both the August and Beaumont Trios, and was a founding member of the Quadrivium Players, formerly the resident chamber group at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Dr. Miyamoto previously served on the faculties of Michigan State University and California Institute of the Arts. He continues to serve as head of the piano department of the New York Summer Music Festival ( His four solo CDs, released on the Blue-Griffin Label (, have received outstanding reviews in major recording review periodicals including American Record Guide (January/February 2009), Fanfare Magazine (November/December 2015), Gramophone (April 2009), and International Record Review (March 2009).