Ayumi Tanaka
Pianist // Composer
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About

 

AYUMI TANAKA

Ayumi Tanaka is a professional Japanese pianist and composer currently living in Norway. She leads the Ayumi Tanaka trio which debuted in 2016 with the album Memento. Later that year, she released her second album 3 pianos with another trio. In 2018, Ayumi went on to record under ECM Records as part of Thomas Strønen’s ensemble. The new album of Ayumi Tanaka Trio will be released in the spring 2020.

Ayumi continues to perform internationally with various ensembles including in Japan, India, Germany, Nordic countries, the US and Brazil. Ayumi holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Musical Performance in Jazz and Improvisation from the Norwegian Academy of Music.  Ayumi began studying at Yamaha Music School from age 3 and when she was fifteen, won first prize in the Yamaha Junior Electone Competition.  


Acclaim

✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎ DownBeat Magazine

✴︎✴︎✴︎✴︎  All About Jazz Magazine

Highly impressive. 3 Pianos is like nothing you have heard before. It calls for a different, deeper kind of listening - Salt Peanuts

Photo copyright: Erika Hebbert

Photo copyright: Erika Hebbert