Mayu Takeuchi


Born in Japan, Mayu Takeuchi entered Yamaha Music School at the age of three and began learning piano at the age of six.

She attended the Yamaha Master Class in Tokyo at the age of twelve. In 2015, she finished at Toho Gakuen Music High School and in 2019, graduated in a piano performance from Toho Gakuen College Music Department (Tokyo, Japan). She is enrolled currently in a master’s program at Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg (Germany).

She has received many awards in competitions such as; 2nd Prize in the 21st and 24th Chiba Music Competition (1st prize was not awarded) in 2012 and 2015, 4th Prize in the 6th Tokyo Piano Competition in 2015, 1st Prize und Prize from the director in 19th „Choukou-hai“ International Music Competition in 2016, 2nd Prize in 10th Beten Music Competition in 2016 and 1st Prize in 25th Buruckhardt International Music Competition (chamber music) in 2018. In 2019 she was selected as a finalist in 35th JPTA (Japan Piano Teachers Association) piano audition and recommended for the Prizewinner’s concert.

Takeuchi has performed solo-recital in Tokyo at the age of 20 and in many concerts in Japan and Germany.

She studied piano performance with Masako Shirai, Asako Maezawa, Yoko Miyazaki, Haruhi Hata, Hisako Motomura and Keiko Takeuchi, moreover chamber music, voice and composition. She took many masterclasses in Japan, Germany, France and Belgium with honorable professors. She is currently studying with Ralf Nattkemper.

First round

J. S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue B major No. 23 from Das Wohltemperierte Klavier Book 1

S. Rachmaninoff: Etude Tableaux op. 39 No. 3 f sharp minor

F. Chopin: Polonaise-Fantaisie A flat major op. 61

Final round

S. Rachmaninoff: Prelude op. 23 No. 6 E flat major

F. Liszt: Études d’exécution transcendante S.139
No. 10 Allegro agitato molto f minor

J. Haydn: Sonata B flat major Hob.XVI:41
I. Allegro
II. Allegro di molto

F. Chopin: Sonata b minor No. 3 op. 58
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Scherzo
III. Largo
IV. Finale