• EPTA Piano Professional review
    Tchaikovsky Douze morceaux op. 40, Souvenir de Hapsal, op.2, Valses, Capriccio Mami Shikomori, Piano Naxos 8.573543   “presented with such bravura, care and idiomatic sensitivity… Shikimori despatches the semiquavers in the opening etude with razo...
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  • new videos added
      You can watch the latest clip on Youtube-Mami performing Faure and Franck Piano Quintet with the wonderful Wihan Quartet.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdS9ZWhdv5Q&feature=youtu.be     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ba6...
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  • Watch Mami performs “Emperor” Concerto with the Yomiuri Symphony Orchestra
    Mami made her concerto debut with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi in December 2016, performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor"  and Japan's national newspaper the Yomiuri Shimbun reported it as "spellbinding th...
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  • Read review of concert with the ECO
    A review of Mami's concert with the English Chamber Orchestra directed by Stephanie Gonley in London's Cadogan Hall performing Mozart's Piano Concerto No.23 in A Major, K488 can be read below. (Musical Opinion) Read More
  • Buckingham Summer Festival
    Mami will be giving a recital in the Buckingham Summer Festival on Monday 3 July at Radcliffe Centre, Buckingham. She will perform repertoire from her new Thaikovsky CD plus Chopin Preludes and Chopin G minor Ballade. For more information visit the festival's
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  • Faure and Franck with the Wihan Quartet
    Mami is delighted to be invited to perform with the renowned Wihan String Quartet again later in the season in Japan's FFG Hall, following their successful performance of the Schumann Quintet in 2014. They will perform piano quintets by Franck and Faure which they wil...
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  • Concert with the English Chamber Orchestra, Cadogan Hall, 29 March
    Mami will be performing Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23 K488 with the English Chamber Orchestra directed by Stephanie Gonley, in London's Cadogan Hall on Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 7.30pm.  The attractive programme includes another popular work by Mozart "Eine kleine Nac...
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  • Concert with the Oxford Studio Orchestra
    Mami will be performing Mozart Piano Concerto no 23 in A major, K488 with the Oxford Studio Orchestra conducted by Christopher Fletcher-Campbell on Sunday 26th February, 3pm at St Michael and All Angels Church, Summer Town, Oxford. For more info please visit Read More
  • Mozart with the English Chamber Orchestra
    Mami is delighted to announce that she will be making her debut with the ECO in March 2017. The concert will take place in London's Cadogan Hall on Wednesday, 29 March 2017 and she will perform Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23 K488 directed by Stephanie Gonley. Book ticke...
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  • Fukuju Special Concert with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra
    Mami will be soloist for Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 5, "Emperor" with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi later this year. "Fukuju Special...
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  • Concert with the Coull Quartet
    Mami will perform Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat, Op44 with the Coull Quartet at the Warwick Arts Centre on Thursday 16th June at 1.10pm....
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  • Mami to make debut with Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra
    Mami is delighted to announce that she will be making her debut with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra this year in "Fukuju Special Concert" She will perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 5 conducted by Ken-Ichir...
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  • Oxford Proms 2016
    Mami will perform Beethoven's popular Piano Concerto No.5 "Emperor" with the Oxford Proms Orchestra conducted by Catherine Underwood in this year's Oxford Proms. The concert will take place in Sheldonian Theatre on 20th August 2016. Please visit Read More
  • Recital in Bishop Auckland
    Following her Northeast tour last year, Mami has been invited to give a solo recital for the Bishop Auckland Music Society this year. Friday, 2 September, Auckland Castle Chapel at 7.30. Programme to include works by Schubert and Tchaikovsky. Read More
  • Oxford Proms – “Appassionata” and Chopin Preludes in the Sheldonian
    Mami will give a solo recital in this year's Oxford Proms. The concert will take place on Saturday 29th August at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford. The programme will include Beethoven' s "Appassio...
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  • Recitals in Fukuoka and Yamaguchi, Japan
    Mami will perform a programme of Mozart, Miyoshi, Beethoven and Chopin in Fukuoka and Yamaguchi Prefectures on 23 & 25 July. 23 July at 6.30 pm: ACROS Arena Hall, Fukuoka-city 25 July at 5pm: Nissan Porsche Centre, Yamaguchi Tickets and all information Te...
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  • Mami in Bangkok
    Mami has been invited to perform in the beautiful hall of Sala Sudasiri Sobha in Bangkok, Thailand on 18th July. Her pianist husband Ning Pookhaothong will also appear in the same concert....
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  • Master Musicians series
    Mami will give 7 concerts in the Northeast England between 4-11 July. Please visit Master Musicians website. 4 July at 12.00:  Church of St. James & St. Basil , Fenham Hall Drive, Fenham,Newcastle upo...
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  • Hungerford Arts Festival
    In this year's Hungerford Festival, Mami will perform with violinist Masayuki Kino on 3rd July at 8pm. The Croft Hall, Hungerford. Programme includes works by Sibelius, Scott, Krelisler, Chopin and Respighi. Please visit
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  • Concerts in Japan 26-30 May
    Mami will be giving solo recitals in the following places in May. For information contact info@mamishikimori.com 26 May: Fukuoka Music Academy 26 May at 4pm: Entrance Hall, Sanno Hospital, Momochi, Fukuoka 28 May at 4pm: Cosmos Hospital, Takeo, Saga Prefecture 2...
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  • Concert with Wihan Quartet
    Mami will perform the Schumann piano quintet in E flat with the acclaimed Wihan String Quartet at FFG Hall in Japan.    
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  • Duo Concert at Salon Orchid Tokyo
    Mami will perform with violinist Masayuki Kino in Tokyo on 24th November at 2 pm. The programme will include works by Grieg, Khachaturian, Krelisler, Ravel and Wieniawski. Tickets and infomation from: Sound & Music Creation Tel. 03-5797-5415
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  • Bernard Roberts Memorial Concert at the Wigmore Hall
    Mami will perform Schubert Drei Klavierstuke no 2 in a memorial concert for her teacher the great pianist Bernard Roberts. The concert will take place at the Wigmore Hall on 13th September. Listen to her performance click Read More
  • Musical Opinion review
    Mami received a five-star review for her solo CD in the latest edition (July/September 2014) of Musical Opinion. "Another outstandingly recorded CD from Claudio Records, containing excellent performances by this very gifted young Japanese pianist, particularly of t...
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  • Mami performs Rachmaninoff Second Concerto – Oxford Proms
    Mami will be the featured soloist on Saturday 16th August at the 2014 Oxford Proms.  She will play the Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Oxford Proms Orchestra, conducted by John Traill.  This concerto is forever associated with the film "Brief Encounter". ...
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  • Solo CD review on Fanfare Magazine
    One might say by way of criticism that Mami Shikimori plays Mozart a bit in the style of Brahms, and Brahms a bit in the style of Mozart. However the playing is elegant and pristine, beautifully phrased and full of color. It is a pleasure to see old friends in new sur...
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  • Khachaturian CD reviews
    Masayuki Kino and Mami Shikimori’s Khachaturian CD has received favourable reviews in Japan and the UK. Here are some quotes from the Japanese music magazines; “ Sheds a new light on the world of Khachaturian” “It was like seeing Ballet scenes vividly eme...
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  • Solo recital in Buckingham
    Mami will give a solo recital at the Radcliff Centre, Buckingham on 10 July. The programme will include pieces by Haydn, Beethoven and Messiaen. http://www.buckinghamsummerfestival.org/tick...
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  • Grieg Piano Concerto Oxford Proms
    Mami will be performing the Grieg piano concerto with Oxford Proms Orchestra on 17 August, 19.30. More details from - con...
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  • Hungerford Arts Festival
    Mami will return to Hungerford for the fourth year, this time with violinist Masayuki Kino. The concert will take place on 1 July at 7.30pm at the Croft Hall. The programme includes Khachaturian and Grieg sonatas for violin and piano, solo piano pieces by Messiaen and...
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  • Inaugural concert of the The Q com Hall
    The Q com Hall (Kyushu Community Hall) in a Japanese city of Fukuoka was opened in December 2013 and Mami gave the inaugural concert to a packed audience....
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  • Wigmore Hall 25th June
    MamiShikimori and Masayuki Kino will perform at London's Wigmore Hall to celebrate the release of their new Khachaturian CD. Programme to include works by Khachturian, Respighi, Ysaye and Grieg. Tickets are now available to buy online from Wigmore Hal...
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  • Hungerford Arts Festival
     7.30 PM at the Croft Hall, Hungerford programe to include Debussy Preludes book 2 and Liszt Spanish Rhapsody....
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  • Buckingham Summer Festival
    At 11 AM at the Radcliff Centre, Buckingham.10th July solo recital programme to include Schubert 3 pieces, D946, Liszt Spanish Rhapsody....
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  • Piano/Violin recital
    Mami will perform with violinist Masayuki Kino on 12-13th June in Fukuoka at the Suenaga Cultural Hall and Kyushu Koko.
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  • The Khachaturian CD nominated for the Arts Festival Award
    The CD has been nominated for the Arts Festival Award in Japan organised by the government's Agency of Cultural Affairs. The CD has received favorable reviews in Sarasate and Bravo music magazines in Japan....
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  • St Anne’s College Recital Series
    Mami was invited back to perform for the students of St Anne's College on Friday November 23. The concert took place at Mary Ogilvie Theatre, University of Oxford as part of Oxfordshire Advanced Musicianship Programme....
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  • Burnley and Pendle Music Society
    Mami gave a solo recital at St Peter’s Church, Burnley. She previously performed for the Society in 2001. The Programme featured Brahms Sonata No. 3 in F minor from her recently released CD....
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  • Moffat Music Society
    On Friday November 2 Mami returned to the Old Well Theatre in Moffat, Scotland following her recital five years ago. The recital programme included “Harbour of Harmonies” by Eddie McGuire and the composer was present at the recital. Read More
  • Recital at Airef Hall
    Mami gave a sell-out concert in Fukuoka, Japan on Friday August 31.The Programme included Haydn Variations in F minor, Chopin Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Albeniz pieces from “Iberia” Ravel “La Valse”...
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  • Oxford Proms Orchestra
    On Saturday August 18, Mami performed Mozart’s popular Piano Concerto in C, K467 with the Oxford Proms Orchestra conducted by John Traill at the Town Hall, Oxford. The programme also featured Ravel’s La Valse from her newly released CD....
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  • Solo CD released
    In August 2012, Mami's new solo CD, Mozart-Brahms-Ravel has been released for Claudio Records label. The recording is available in either CD or DVD audio format and can be ordered from Amazon and Naxos direct....
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  • Master Musicians Series
    Mami played five concerts in the Northeast England in July 2012
    Mami with Ernie Scott of Master Musicians
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  • Mami Shikimori and Friends
    Mami Shikimori and Friends Edmund Jones, violin Isla Mundell-Perkins, violin Vanessa McNaught, viola Roz Gladstone, cello Catriona Scott, clarinet Susanna Perkins, bassoon Tim Perkins, composer Read More
  • Musical Opinion review
    Mami received a five-star review for her solo CD in the latest edition (July/September 2014) of Musical Opinion. "Another outstandingly recorded CD from Claudio Records, containing excellent performances by this very gifted young Japanese pianist, particularly of t...
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  • Bernard Roberts Memorial Concert
      Mami will perform Schubert Drei Klavierstuke no 2 in a memorial concert for her teacher the great pianist Bernard Roberts. The concert will take place at the Wigmore Hall on 13th September....
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  • Concert with Wihan Quartet
      Mami is delighted to be joined by the accliamed Wihan Quatet, performing Schumann's Piano Quintet at FFG Hall, Japan. More details coming soon!...
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  • Mami performs Rachmaninoff Second Concerto – Oxford Proms
      Mami will be the featured soloist on Saturday 16th August at the 2014 Oxford Proms.  She will play the Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Oxford Proms Orchestra, conducted by John Traill.  This concerto is forever associated with the film "Brief Enc...
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  • Solo CD review on Fanfare Magazine
      One might say by way of criticism that Mami Shikimori plays Mozart a bit in the style of Brahms, and Brahms a bit in the style of Mozart. However the playing is elegant and pristine, beautifully phrased and full of color. It is a pleasure to see old friends ...
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  • Khachaturian CD reviews
      Masayuki Kino and Mami Shikimori’s Khachaturian CD has received favourable reviews in Japan and the UK. Here are some quotes from the Japanese music magazines; “ Sheds a new light on the world of Khachaturian” “It was like seeing Ballet scenes v...
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  • Wigmore Hall Recital 2013
    Mami will be performing at the Wigmore Hall with violinist Masayuki Kino on 25th June 2013. The programme features Khachaturian Sonata for Violin and Piano (1932) from their newly release CD as well as Ysaÿe Extase, Respighi Sonata in b minor, Grieg Sonata no 3 in c ...
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  • Moffat concert review
    "Mami Shikimori  enthralled the large audience at the Old Well Theatre last Friday, delighting us as her virtuosity was, once more, totally subservient to music-making. She began with Bach’s enchanting Prelude and Fugue in C#.  It was an interesting choice for a ...
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  • Findhorn concert review
    Review in The Forres Gazette by Paula Nichols "World-class Japanese musicians in charity event, Findhorn" Two exceptional classical soloists joined forces to present a benefit concert at the Universal Hall Arts Centre Findhorn on Wed 21st September...
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  • “Emperor” at the Sheldonian Theatre
    Mami performed Beethoven’s Emperor Piano Concerto, Op. 73 at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford under the baton of John Traill with Ensemble Settecento.   Read More
  • Recital at the Holywell Music Room – Oxford Proms
    Mami performed in two Oxford Proms concerts. Both concerts were well attended and there was a review of the Holywell recital in the Oxford Times - "Oxford Proms: Mami Shikimori Japanese pianist Mami Shikimori, who now lives in Abingdon, has attracte...
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  • Buckingham Summer Festival
    Mami gave a solo recital in the Buckingham Summer Festival. This was her forth visit to Buckingham and the main focus of the recital was Brahms's monumental sonata in F minor, Op.5 which he wrote when he was only 20 years old....
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  • Global Peace Concert
    Mami will be performing with violinist Masayuki Kino, touring Scotland in September. "Global Peace Concert" will take place on 24 September in Dumfries to benefit Japanese quake and tsunami victims.    ...
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  • HADCAF Concert
    Hungerford & District Community Arts Festival at the Croft Hall. This was the repeat of the Blewbury Festival programme. There was a review of this concert in the Newbury Weekly News by Derek Ansell.   Ravel La Valse virtuosity <...
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  • Blewbury Festival
    Another evening of "Eccellente Marzemino". An eclectic mix of music, drama and wine tasting! Performed to a packed audience at St Michael's Church. This time Mami also performed a solo piece, Ravel La Valse and violinist Edmund Jones performed Massenet's Medition Thai...
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  • Mami to return to Kirkleatham in 2012
    Mami has been invited back to perform in the ‘Classics at Kirkleatham’ series for 2012. It will be her fourth visit and the concert will be  held in the Grade-1 listed  17th century chapel of Sir William Turner’s  Almshouses at Kirkleatham, which has a regul...
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  • Mami becomes an “Adopted Daughter of Pasay City”
    22 March-3 April, Philippines Mami was awarded a “ Symbolic Key to Pasay City” by the Mayor Antonino G Calixto on 22 March and subsequently became an “Adopted Daughter of Pasay City”, honorary citizenship awarded to her in appreciation of the charity concer...
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  • Mami invited to perform in the Oxford Proms
    Mami has been invited to perform in two  Oxford Proms concerts which will take place in August this year, a solo recital at the Holywell Music Room, and with  Ensemble Settecento  in the Sheldonian Theatre where she will play the Beethoven “Emperor” Piano Conce...
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  • Debut CD to be released…
    Mami's Debut CD will be released later this year for Claudio Records label. The repertoire will feature Mozart Rondo, K511, Brahms 3rd sonata, Ravel La Valse. ...
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  • Andrew Claxton, composer of “Sanvean”…
    Andrew Claxton, composer of “Sanvean”  is writing Mami a solo piano piece called “Spring City”. Read More
  • Mozart’s Marzemino
    21 January Mami performed with Violinist Edmund Jones at Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, Oxford. The audience enjoyed Mozart’s favourite wine ‘Marzemino’ as well as great music. "Versa il vino, eccellente marzemino" - "Pour a glass of excellent marzemin...
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