Sachi Nagaki

Sachi Nagaki was born in Japan. Guided by her mother, she began playing the piano at the age of three. After her studies at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and at the Royal College of Music in London, she went to Finland to complete her education in piano performance with Prof. Nikita Yuzhanin, former dean at the Conservatory of St. Petersburg and a student of Heinrich Neuhaus. Furthermore she was strongly influenced by prof. Yasuko Nakayama, who had been a student of Leonid Kreutzer and Walter Gieseking.

She is a prizewinner of national and international piano competitions. Since her appearance in her debute-recital in St. Martin-in-the-field in London she has performed with great success in piano recitals and chamber music concerts at music festivals in Japan, Germany, Great Britain, France, Finland, Russia, Azerbaijan, U.S.A. and Ecuador. As a soloist with orchestras, she performed a.o. at the Thaxted Festival (England), in the concert series “Mozart’s complete piano concertos” (Tokyo Bunka-Kaikan), and, in 2015, in St. Petersburg with the Symphonic Orchestra of the State Academic Capella under Alexander Chernushenko (Brahms Piano concerto No. 1). One of her important solo projects was a concert series “Sergei Prokofiev: The nine Piano Sonatas”(2014-2015), which was carried out in cooperation with the Institute of Musicology at the University of Tübingen. Her activities as a pianist include also Radio, TV and CD recordings.

After teaching at the Conservatory of Central Finland, Sachi Nagaki taught in Japan, England, Finland and Germany at different institutions (conservatory, music highschool, and special school for talented young musicians). Since 2003 she has been the head of the Piano College Maestro in Tübingen, Germany. She is also on demand as a teacher in international masterclasses for piano and chamber music as well as a member of jury in national and international competitions in Germany, Finland and Russia. She is the head of the music association MaestroMusic, which organizes concerts and international masterclasses.