Tadashi Imai made his début in Tokyo in 1997 under the auspices of the Japan Committee of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. As a prize-winner of several international competitions in Japan and the United States he has performed Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Osaka Symphony Orchestra and Tchaikovsky’s Concerto No. 1 with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. As a Grand Prize winner of the Grand Prix International Chopin Competition, he made his New York début at Carnegie Hall.
Tadashi Imai is a graduate of Toho Gakuen College of Music, the Texas Christian University and the Royal Academy of Music, London. Since 2005 he has been working with the violin class of violinist and academy professor György Pauk. In 2008 he was appointed Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM). His concert commitments for 2009–2010 include solo recitals and chamber music concerts in Japan, England, France, Ireland, Spain, Holland, Poland and Germany.