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Keisuke MORITA


  • date of birth: 1st of May 1997
  • studied cello with Sumiko Kurata and Dai Miyata at the Toho Gakuen College Music Department
  • participated in masterclasses with David Geringas, Frans Helmerson, Mario Brunello, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, István Várdai
  • received the Best Young Artist Award by Aoyama Music Foundation in Kyoto, 2017 and performed a recital tour in Japan
  • appeared in festivals: Pablo Casals in France, Kronberg Academy in Germany and the Miyazaki International Music Festival in Japan, where he performed with Mischa Maisky, Amanda Forsyth and Sadao Harada


Prizes: Laureate of Japan Music Competiton in 2014(First Prize and the Tokunaga, Kuroyanagi and Iwatani prizes), Laureate of the Romanian International Music Competition in Japan and Audience prize in 2018



First Round

Piatti Caprice no. 6 op. 25

Haydn Cello Concerto no. 1 in C major

Schumann Adagio and Allegro op. 70


Second Round

Schubert Arpeggione Sonata

Ligeti Sonata for Solo Cello

Popper Elfentanz op. 39



Enescu Sonata no. 2 in C major op. 26

Shostakovich Sonata in D minor op. 40



Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor op. 104