Emi Inaba Piano Recital
Emi Inaba, winner of the Emanuel Zambelli Scholarship, will perform an all-classical program, ranging in styles from J.S. Bach's Italian Concerto to George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue." Inaba is able to communicate intimately with her audience, sharing her deep joy in music as the special atmosphere of each composer's works come alive with her beautiful playing.
A native of Sapporo, Japan, Inaba took her first piano lessons at age four. She won numerous Japan national piano competitions in her teens and performed at major concert halls in Japan. In 2001, she moved to London, where she continued to perform at venues such as the Jazz Cafe at Royal Albert Hall. Inaba is equally in command as a jazz pianist and composer. A recipient of scholarships from Berklee, she is currently pursuing her degree in jazz composition/composition.