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Chizumi Watanabe-Hollingworth

Classical Piano Tutor

Chizumi Watanabe-Hollingworth

Chizumi Watanabe-Hollingworth, B.Mus. (Indiana University USA), ARCM, LRAM, LTCL, had her first training to be come a concert pianist in Japan where she was born and later studied with the legendary British pianist John Ogdon and his wife Brenda Lucas at Indiana University School of Music in the USA.  After moving to Europe, she continued her study with several concert pianists in Italy, Switzerland and Austria as well as in the UK and has been successful in a number of International Piano Competitions & Festivals, mainly on the Continent.

She has performed for various music venues in both solo recitals and concerto performances with leading symphony orchestras and has made several broadcasting programmes with BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio Scotland.

Chizumi has been teaching at University of Chichester since the early 90’s and appointed as a Visiting Research Fellow almost a decade ago.

She successfully coaches young performers all over the world as well as conducting Master Classes for musicians going on to advanced studies at various UK institutions.

She continues to perform regularly in various parts of the world as well as to conduct Master Classes & Lecture-Recitals with the world leading musicians from Mozarteum-Salzburg Austria and National Chopin Academy – Warsaw Poland.

However, her other projects, such as her musicological research with colleagues in the USA, Austria and Japan has been paralleled with her main stream of performing activities for over 10 years.  Particularly, she specialises in Mozart and Schubert piano music.

She is a regular columnist to a classic music magazine and her interpretation books have been published in Japan.  And, as a joint research with a Japanese musicologist, she is currently editing Chopin’s complete piano works.

Chizumi has been married to an English husband with a grown up son and lives near Arundel, West Sussex.