B.Mus., M.Mus., Artist Diploma, PhD Performance
Accompanist; Piano Faculty
Akiko Tominaga is a native of Japan. After completing her Bachelor of Music at the Curtis Institute of Music, she moved to Canada to pursue an Artist Diploma at the Glenn Gould School in Toronto with John Perry. She has a Doctorate in Music from the Université de Montréal where she studied under the guidance of Marc Durand.
As a soloist, Akiko has performed at various venues and concert halls in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Both solo and chamber performances have been broadcast on CBC/Radio-Canada. She is a member of the Trio Lajoie, a piano trio based in Montreal. Her recordings include Bach’s Goldberg Variations by the Université of Montréal as well as works by Lior Navok and Stewart Grant on Centaur Records. In past years, her engagements have included a concert tour of Canada with members of the Israel Symphony, the Prairies Debut Tour with marimbist Anne-Julie Caron, a tour of Poland, a concert with the principal members of the Quebec Symphony, as well as appearances in various summer festivals such as the Musique de Chambre à Sainte Pétronille, Alamonte Concert Series, Domaine Forget and the Féstival Lanaundière. In 2003 she became the laureate of the OUM Competition, which was followed by a performance of Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto. Other solo experiences include performances with the Great Bridgeport Symphony, Young Artist Philharmonic and Reading Symphony in Pennsylvania. She has also been a soloist with the Interschool Orchestra of New York at the Lincoln Center.
Ms Tominaga has been active in teaching as a part-time lecturer at the Université of Montréal. She has also served as an adjudicator in SUNY Potsdam for the Julia Crane Piano Competition, the High River music festival, and the Concerto Competition in Medicine Hat. She joined the faculty at the Mount Royal Conservatory in Sept. 2007.