Born in Sendai, Japan, Yuya Tsuda has won numerous prizes and awards, and performs regularly as both soloist and chamber musician throughout Japan and Germany. Beside his concerts, he teaches at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music since 2016.

 

Yuya Tsuda entered Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 2001, and won 3rd prize at The Music Competition of Japan in the same year. Graduating from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music with top honors, he received many prestigious Awards such as the Ataka Award, Acanthus Award, Douseikai Award, and the Kreutzer Award. He went on to study at University of Arts in Berlin, where he gained Diploma and Konzertexamen. 

He has won many international prizes including the audience prize at the 2nd Sendai International Music Competition in 2004, 1st prize and the audience prize and the French Ambassador to Japan Prize at the 3.Sendai International Music Competition in 2007, Special Prize for the interpretation of commissioned work st the ARD Wettbewerb München 2011. His piano teachers include Pascal Devoyon, Gabriel Tacchino, Miyoko Goldberg Yamane, Yu Kakuno, and Ruriko Shibuya. He studied chambermusic under Miyoko Goldberg Yamane, Chikashi Tanaka, Fumiaki Kono, and Nobuko Yamazaki.

 

Yuya Tsuda founded the piano trio "Accord" together with violinist Kei Shirai and cellist Hiroki Kadowaki and they perform actively throughout Japan. As a chamber musician, he has performed with many renowed musicians such as Yuzuko Horigome, Roger Chase, Charles Neidich, Gerard Poulet, Jens Peter Maintz. The Orchestras he has performed with include Berliner Symphoniker, Deutsches Kammerorchester, Münchener Kammerorchester, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, Hiroshima Symphonic Orchestra and Kyoto Symphony Orchestra. 

Yuya has made a number of CDs including his solo album ‘Pathetique/Wandererfantasie’ under the simc label, and four Duo albums with violinist Saeka Matsuyama.