Internationally renowned recording artist Seizo Azuma began his piano study in Japan with the Suzuki® Piano School method. While studying at Tokyo College of Music, he was awarded first prize in the 52nd Japan Music Competition in 1983. Since then, he has received numerous other competition victories worldwide, including the Japan Chopin Music Award. Mr. Azuma graduated with honors from the Conservatoire National Superior in Paris, France. He has made several appearances with major Japanese orchestras, including the NHK Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Azuma is the recording artist for the Suzuki Piano School New International Edition from Alfred Music Publishing. As an assistant professor, he currently teaches younger pianists at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. He is active as a lecturer at Tokyo College of Music and continues to perform as a soloist and chamber musician. Mr. Azuma currently serves as Co-Chair of the International Suzuki Association (ISA) Piano Committee.
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