Masako Kamikawa, born in Osaka/Japan, studied piano and piano chamber music at the States Conservatory for Music, Mannheim, and the States Conservatory for Music and Dramatic Arts, Stuttgart. She obtained the scholarships from the Richard Wagner Association as well as from the “Podium Foundation for Young Artists” Stuttgart.
The pianist became known through her private studies with Prof. Peter Feuchtwanger in London. She was deeply impressed by Feuchtwanger´s natural piano technique and by his sensitive musicality and decided to study with him to change her previous technique completely. The collaboration lasted until his decease in 2016.
Masako Kamikawa performs regularly as a soloist in Germany, UK, Switzerland, Austria and in Japan. She has given chamber music concerts as a duo partner of flautist Prof. Dirk Peppel and piano quartet performances with the members of the SWR (Southwest Radio) Symphony Orchestra.
With the cellist Mikael Samsonov she currently maintains a long term duo partnership.
Masako Kamikawa loves artistic excursion in the genre of experimental and improvisation music and is working occasionally on projects with electronic music as well as with light installation. Her performances in cooperation with the psychedelic rock band “Krautheim“, the Ambient music duo ”Navel”, the light installation artist “Netzhaut” and Turkish band “Gevende” are highly regarded by the music press.
Since 2021 she is a co-worker in the project “Improvisation – Body performance and piano music” with the dramatic arts students at the Con-servatory for Music and Dramatic Arts, Stuttgart managed by Prof. Verena Weiss.
Masako Kamikawa is also active as a piano tutor, accompanist for instrument and singer. She gives workshops for piano students and professional pianists in different music institutions such as at the Conservatory Basel in Switzerland.
Since 2015 she conducts the annual “Feuchtwanger piano symposium” in Feuchtwangen in Germany.