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Yukiko Yamada (Japan)

Yukiko Yamada was born in Nagoya, Japan in 1981. She began her studies in organ and basso continuo with Professor Naoka Imai Tsuguo Hirono at the Tokyo Geidai. She obtained her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the Geidai with top honors and awards. She continued her studies with Theo Jellema, Wolfgang Zerer and Edwin Wiersinga at the Prince Claus Conservatorium in Groningen, the Netherlands in 2010 as a member of the Japanese Governments Overseas Study Program for Artists where she received the Netherlands goverment HSP scholarship. She has won prizes in several international competitions, most notably third prize in the Andrea Antico da Montona Organ Competition, third prize in the Friuli Organ Competition, third prize in the Grande Prix Bach de Lausanne and first prize in The Organ Competition of Barceno. Ms. Yamada has performed in music festivals including the John Hill HSBC series in London in 2010, the Early Music Festival in Beijing Central Conservatorium in 2013 and toured Russia in 2013. She has also given numerous concerts in Japan, China and Europe.


Round I, Part I

J. S. Bach — Prelude in D major, BWV 532/i

Muffat — Toccata X from Apparatus musico-organisticus (1690)

J. S. Bach — “An Wasserflüssen Babylon,” BWV 653

J. S. Bach — Fugue in D major, BWV 532/ii

Round I, Part II

Froberger — Toccata in D minor, FbWV 102

Frescobaldi — Toccata per l’Elevazione

Weckmann — Canzona in C minor

Round II

Graun — Organ Concerto in G minor – 1. Animoso

Bruhns — “Nun komm der Heiden Heiland”

J. S. Bach — “Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter,” BWV 650

C. P. E. Bach — Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, Wq. 119/7


J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in E-flat major, BWV 552

Heiller — Tanz-Toccata

W. A. Mozart (1756–1791) — Fantasia in F minor, K. 608