Kyohei Sorita


Kyohei Sorita Profile

2012年 高校在学中に、第81回日本音楽コンクール第1位入賞。



2017年「第27回出光音楽賞」受賞、 CDショップ大賞「クラシック賞」受賞。
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Kyohei Sorita was born in 1994.
In 2012, while still in high school, he won both 1st prize and Special Audience Award at the 81st Japan Music Competition. He studied at Toho Gakuen School of Music in 2013, then applied for Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Russia under the recommendation of Professor Mikhail Voskresensky and entered with the highest score in 2014.
He is studying at The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music (The Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music) with Professor Piotr Paleczny since 2017.

The following year, Kyohei Sorita won the 1st prize at Città di Cantù International Piano and Orchestra Competition (Classical Category) in Italy in April. His debut CD album “Liszt” was released by Nippon Columbia in July. His sensational performance of Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra in that year received standing ovation and endless applause. He then made his debut in both solo recital and concerto with orchestra at The Mariinsky Theatre in the Russian International Music Festival.

2016 was a fruitful year for Kyohei Sorita. His debut recital at Tokyo Suntory Hall was a great success with 2000 seats totally sold out. At the 3 Nights Summer Concerts with a different program each day, tickets sold out on the first sales day and the presenters added 3 more concerts. He attracted an amazing number of 3,000 music fans, though he has just made his debut. In 2017, It was year of progress for Kyohei Sorita, He followed by a tour with the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra under Mo. Yutaka Sado (for Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.2), and Kyohei take the project on solo tour in Japan. The tour drew audiences totaling about 36,000 people.

Kyohei Sorita has appeared in various media including Japanese TV programs "Untitled Concert", "Jonetsu-Tairiku”.
His latest CD is Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No.2 with Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI conducted by Andrea Battistoni.
He was awarded the 27th Idemitsu Music Prize and CD Shop’s grand prize “Classical Prize” in 2017.

And Kyohei has performed with some of the world’s major orchestra including the Mariinsky Orchestra, RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, and so on.

In this season, He performed “Concert tour” with the Russian National Orchestra under the baton of Mo. Mikhail Pletnev. And Kyohei will perform on tour with Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra as a soloist in next season.

Kyohei is high in demand both in Japan and overseas. He has exceptional talent and we look forward to a promising and exciting future.

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