ピアノを山田朋子、種田直之、竹内啓子、R. ベンツの各氏に、室内楽をP. ダン氏に師事。日本演奏連盟、全日本ピアノ指導者協会(PTNA)各正会員。洗足学園音楽大学講師、桐朋学園大学音楽学部附属子供のための音楽教室目黒教室ピアノ講師。
Mayumi Asano appeared with the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra while a student at Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo. After graduating, she continued her studies in Germany, where she graduated with highest honors from the graduate school of Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts. She also obtained a German state qualification as a music performer.
She has won a number of awards at international music competitions, such as receiving a prize in the International Piano Competition of St. Nom la Breteche, winning the Luigia Stramesi international piano competition and the Rovere d’Oro international music competition and taking the 3rd place prize in the Maria Canals International Music Competition. Mayumi Asano has also been a featured solo performer in Germany, Italy, France and Spain. She also performed with various orchestras, such as the Stadttheater Hildesheim Orchestra on its concert tour.
After returning to Japan, she has performed in a wide range of arrangements, such as solo recitals, chamber music performances, piano accompaniment for singers as well as two-piano four-hand and eight-hand performances. In May 2015, Mayumi Asano and Tamas Varga, the principal cellist for the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, released a CD which was chosen as the best chamber music recording of the month by the Record Geijutsu magazine and as a recommended choice by The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper.
She also released a CD of popular Japanese lieder while accompanying Katsunori Kono, an outstanding baritone singer.
Her solo and chamber music performances have received accolades and outstanding reviews from classical music magazines.
A January 2018 magazine edited by the staff of “Ongaku no Tomo” (Friends of Music) about the latest achievements in piano and among pianists named Mayumi Asano as one of the best Japanese pianists.
In the November 2016 issue of “Ongaku no Tomo,” Akio Horie wrote “she can skillfully perform different types of works.” In the December 2017 issue of “Ongaku no Tomo,” Hiroko Ueda wrote “her profound ensemble makes us realize the depth of her career.” Writing in the November 2018 issue of “Chopin,” Yudai Majima wrote, “the vigor with which she approached the core of the composer and the endless empathy with the piece was magnificently demonstrated.”
She studied piano with Tomoko Yamada, Naoyuki Taneda, Keiko Takeuchi and Robert Benz and mentored in chamber music by Paul Dan.
Mayumi Asano is a full member of the Japan Federation of Musicians and the Piano Teachers’ National Association of Japan (PTNA). She is also a faculty member at Senzoku Gakuen College of Music and teaches piano at the Meguro Classroom of the Music School for Children affiliated with the Toho Gakuen School of Music.