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Harpsichordist and pianist Aya Hamada is an active concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and continuo player. Currently she plays principal keyboard for the New York Symphonic Ensemble and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus. She has given numerous recitals and chamber music concerts in major venues throughout Japan as well as the United States and Europe. She won first prize in the London Music Festival Competition, second prize in the Josef Hofmann Piano Competition, and was also a winner of the Manhattan School of Music Concerto Competition and the Artists International Auditions. She was a recipient of the Heward Memorial Scholarship and the Irene Diamond Graduate Fellowship from the Juilliard School. A native of Kobe, Japan, Aya Hamada made her début with the Kobe Chamber Orchestra at the age of seventeen. Since moving to the United States she has earned her master of music degree from the Juilliard School. Her teachers have included Ruth Laredo, Richard Contiguglia, German Diez, Louis Bagger and Lionel Party.

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