Mami Shikimori is a graduate of the Royal College of Music in London, where she received the award for the most outstanding student in her final year, the Diploma Recital award, as well as the Hopkinson Gold Medal and many major prizes for solo piano. Her teachers include Christopher Elton, Bernard Roberts and Jean Anderson.
She has won prizes at several international competitions and performed at major venues including Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall in New York, Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre, St John’s Smith Square, Bridgewater Hall and Tokyo’s Suntory Hall. She is much in-demand as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician and has collaborated with such artists as the Wihan Quartet, Coull Quartet, Masayuki Kino (concertmaster, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra), conductors Alexander Walker, Adrian Shepherd, Keith Marshall, John Traill, Yukio Kitahara and Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi.
She has broadcast on major Japanese television and radio stations and on KUSC, America’s largest public-radio classical music station.
She has made recordings for Claudio Records and NAR. These include piano music of Mozart, Brahms and Ravel, and music for violin and piano by Khachaturian with violinist Masayuki Kino. Her albums have received critical acclaim in Britain, Japan and the United States.