BM Senzoku College of Music
MM Manhattan School of Music
Prof. Studies Cert., Rutgers University
Kumiko Imamura studied and performed piano, fortepiano, harpsichord, and has been described as “a skillful instrumentalist and shrewd programmer” by New York Concert Review, at her NY debut recital as award recipient of Artist International Auditions for Young Artists. She performed at Little Orchestra Society’s Vivaldi at Venice series at Alice Tully Hall, Noon Day Concert Series at Trinity Church at the Wall Street, Kawai Concert, Boesendorfer Concert in Japan, Vancouver Early Music Festival, subscription concerts of Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra, Staten Island Symphony, New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra, Colonial Symphony, New York Symphonic Ensemble, and New Amsterdam Symphony.
As an educator, she taught at Rutgers University Mason Gross School as part time lecturer, Allegheny College Summer Festival, Rutgers Community Music Program (former Extension Division), and Dutchess County Community College. She has also presented her students as winners of First@First Young Artist Showcase, Golden Key Festival, Music Educators Association (MEA) of NJ Annual Competitions, NLPA Showcase, NYMTA Catskill Mid-Hudson Chapter Fall Festival, Olympic Challenge, Young Pianist Competition of NJ, Winter Competition, Festival Audition of CSMTA Fairfield Chapter, and Colorado Suzuki Institute Honors Recital. Her students have performed at Carnegie’s Weil Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Steinway Hall, The Villar Center for the Arts, and Frederick Rose Hall at the Lincoln Center. She received Distinguished Teacher Award from MEA of NJ 8 times while she taught in New Jersey.
Kumiko received degrees from Senzoku Music College (BM), Manhattan School of Music(MM, Professional Studies Certificate), and studied further at Rutgers University Mason Gross Arts School. She took Suzuki Teaching Training with Mart Craig Powell (Unit 1), Sheila Keats (Unit 1-3), Fay Adams (Unit4, 6 & 7), and Diana Galindo (Unit 5). In addition, she took music Mind Games Teacher Training Course with Michiko Yurko for Units 1 and 2A.
Currently Kumiko serves on the broad of Connecticut Music Teachers Association, Fairfield Chapter, as Vice President and Festival Audition Chair, and Member- at- Large of National League of Performing Arts.