Peter Miyamoto enjoys a brilliant international career, performing to great acclaim in recital and as soloist in Canada, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland, China, and Japan, and in major US cities such as Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. In 1990, Miyamoto was named the first Gilmore Young Artist. He won numerous other competitions, including the American Pianist Association National Fellowship Competition, the D’Angelo Competition, the San Francisco Symphony Competition and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Competition.
Dr. Miyamoto holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music, Yale University School of Music, Michigan State University, and the Royal Academy of Music in London. Miyamoto’s principal teachers include Maria Curcio-Diamand, Leon Fleisher, Claude Frank, Peter Frankl, and Ralph Votapek as well as Szymon Goldberg and Felix Galimir for chamber music.
As soloist, Miyamoto has appeared with such conductors as Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, William Henry Curry, Edward Dolbashian, Raymond Harvey, Lawrence Leighton-Smith, David Lockington, James Ogle and Kirk Trevor. An avid chamber musician, he has performed with instrumentalists such as Charles Castleman, Victor Danchenko, Lara St. John, Anthony McGill, David Shifrin and Allan Vogel, as well as members of the Blair, Borromeo Jasper and Pacifica String Quartets, and soprano Lucy Shelton. He is Executive Director of the Plowman Chamber Music Competition.
Currently Associate Professor of Piano at the University of Missouri, Peter Miyamoto formerly taught at Michigan State University, and the California Institute of the Arts. After serving as head of the piano faculty at the New York Summer Music Festival 2003-2015, he serve as Director of the new Odyssey Chamber Music Festival (odysseyfestival.org) in Columbia, Missouri July 3-17, 2016. Miyamoto has given master classes at major institutions throughout the United States as well as internationally in Canada, China, Greece, Japan and Serbia.
Peter Miyamoto’s solo CDs, The Chopin Ballades and Fantasies, A Schubert Recital, Brahms Works and A Piano Recital have received critical acclaim in Gramophone Magazine, International Record Review, American Record Guide, Fanfare Magazine and Audiophile Audition.