Fumiko Shiraga became one of the emerging pianists of Germany in the late 1990s.
She was born in Tokyo, where she began playing piano before she was three years old. Her family moved to Germany when she was six. There she studied piano with Friedrich Wilhelm Schnurr and Vladimir Krainev, and continues to live in Germany.
She studied in Hannover, graduating in 1995 and passing her final concert examinations with highest honors,Read more then won several international prizes.
She performs widely as a solo artist and in appearances with orchestras. She has begun to specialize in the unusual and primarily nineteenth-century form of poetic recitations with piano accompaniment. Read less