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MARINA SAIKI



「 As soon as she puts her hands on a keyboard, we are immediately focused on her musical discourse。」
Christian IVALDI


From her rich dual culture, Japanese by birth, French by history。
Marina Saiki is a pianist whose energetic and luminous playing immediately draws the listener into her world。


Born in the small town of Imabari in Japan, she began playing  the piano at the age of two in the calm of the Japanese countryside
​Her meeting with Yoko Kono, a former diciple of A.B.Michelangeli, encouraged her to open the doors of the world and to move to France

After studying with Christian Ivaldi at the French Music Academy in Kyoto, she flew to Paris at the age of fifteen to perfect her playing。

After studying with Emmanuel Mercier at the CRR de Paris, she entered the CNSM de Paris, from which she graduated brilliantly in piano in the class of Claire Desert。She was then admitted to the Performing Artist Diploma (Diplôme d'artiste interprète) specialising in contemporary music, which led her to perform with the Ensemble Intercontemporain。
Also a graduate of chamber music course with several formations in the class of Michel Michalakakos and Louis Rodde whithin this same institution。
Curious by nature, she was able to diversify her musical practice at the CNSM by also studying the pianoforte, écriture and generative improvisation。At the same time, she worked with Rena Shereshevskaya at the CRR de Rueil-Malmaison and at the Ecole Normale de Paris for three years。
She has also received advice from many musicians such asincluding Bernd Goetzke, Patrick Cohen, Michel Dalberto, Pavel Gililov, Philippe Bianconi, Julia Mustonen-Dahlkvist, Markus Hadulla, Mitsuko Shirai, Claude Delangle  Bertrand Chamayou, Michael Hentz, Haruko Ueda, Pascal Devoyon, François Salque, Michel Beroff and Hortense Cartier-Bresson。


Profoundly nourished and opened up during these years by the multiplicity of encounters and contact with a fraternity that transcends borders, Marina now seeks, through her music, to share this richness and this diversity with as many people as possible。
A prizewinner in numerous competitions, including the Val de Travers International Piano Competition in Switzerland, Les Virtuoses du Cœur and the Ravel Competition, she is now invited to perform as a soloist at a host of festivals, including the Festival International de la Roque d'Anthéron, Folle Journée de Nantes, the Chopin Festival in Paris, the Festival International de Saintonge or Journée de Ravel。She is preparing her first Solo album at Jardin Musical de Bruxelles, thanks to a special prize won at the French Connection Academy in Odense, Denmark。

As an experienced chamber musician, she works with Hélène and David Walter in the atypical
Trio Marilys, with soprano, oboe and piano.
They are regularly invited to perform in France and Europe, notably at the Plovdiv International Festival in Bulgaria and on Radio Télévision Suisse's l'Écho des Pavanes programme。They will record
their first record in Poland in September 2023。
She is also a member of the Trio Lazuli, supported by the Safran Foundation, with Hanna-Li Hardel on violin and Romane Bestautte on cello。
In addition, she created "Si-Mi" by Ichiro Nodaïra for clarinet and piano with Damien Fouilloux, and had the opportunity to perform on Radio France in duet with Yerzhan Kushanov as part of the program Génération Jeunes Interprètes

She has
received support from the Fontainebleau American School of Fine Arts, the Fondation l'or du Rhin and the École Normale de Paris, and is currently supported by PTNA Japan。


                                                              HIGHLIHTS。


2024。
Solo CD Recording with Jardin Musical in Brussels

2023。
Solo Tour in「New-York」


2022。
Solo Recital「La Roque d'anthéron」

  • 2021。
  • Solo Recitals「Folles journées de Nantes」
2014 - 2022。
Bachelor's and Master's degree at the CNSMD de Paris

2011。
Arrival in France and entrance to the CRR de Paris

2008。
Encounter de Christian Ivaldi

2007。Encounter with Yoko Kono