The pianist Tadashi Imai combines a career as concert soloist, chamber musician and sought-after accompanist. He studied at the Toho Gakuen College of Music in Tokyo with Hiroshi Tajika, Hidemitsu Hayashi and Shuku Iwasaki, as a scholar at Texas Christian University with Tamas Ungar and at the Royal Academy of Music with Christopher Elton, Michael Dussek and Clifford Benson. He has won several international competitions and performed throughout Europe, the United States and Asia, in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Suntory Hall and Wigmore Hall. Concerto performances have included appearances with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in Texas, the Osaka Symphoniker and the State of Sibiu Philharmonic in Romania. Tadashi Imai was a Junior Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music for four years and was appointed an ARAM in 2008. He has been accompanist for Gyorgy Pauk’s violin class at the Royal Academy of Music for several years as well as official accompanist for many international competitions and master-class series, notably the Menuhin International Violin Competition, the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition and the London Masterclasses. Leading string players with whom he has collaborated in recital include Maurice Hasson and the late Lydia Mordkovitch.