Born in Tokyo in 1981, Yurie Miura started her piano studies at the age of three. In 2001 she entered the Royal Academy of Music, London, on a full scholarship to study with Christopher Elton. After winning over twelve internal prizes, she gained a BMus degree with First Class Honours in July 2005. After winning her first international First Prize at the Göttingen International Chopin Competition at the age of thirteen, her concert career began in the following year, with a tour of Germany. She also won First Prizes at the Marienbad Chopin (1999), Maria Canals (2001), and Haverhill (2003) international competitions. As a result of these successes, she has performed in some of the most prestigious concert venues, including the Salle Cortot in Paris, Fontainebleau, Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona, Lutosławski Hall in Warsaw, St John’s Smith Square in London, and Tokyo Opera City recital Hall, as well as at international music festivals around the world, many of which have been broadcast or televised in over fourteen countries. As a soloist Yurie Miura has performed with the Tokyo Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, the Pomeranian Philharmonic Orchestra, the ilina National Chamber Orchestra, the Cairo Symphony Orchestra, the London Soloists Chamber Orchestra, and Sinfonia Varsovia.