"…She completely picked the pace by “Home Trained” F. Liszt performing, she invited the audience to the euphoric world by the polished techniques and the bright beautiful tones.
Above all, the emotional tension, the scale, and the deep breathing of “Après une lecture du Dante-Fantasia quasi sonata" were the proof of the first-class pianist…."
– Takuo Ikeda, 2021
“Yamamoto is excellent in producing tones with lyrical melody lines. She has mastered her own modes of expression through her great facility in various piano techniques.”
– Tami Nodaira, “Ongaku no Tomo” magazine, 2018
“Eri had impeccable technique, of course, but what I found most satisfying and encouraging was her sensitivity to disparate. She found orchestral colors in the keyboard and most importantly allowed her instrument to breathe phrase, and sing with my clarinet for a real feeling of chamber music conversations. “
– Richard Stoltzman, the internationally known clarinetist
Eri Yamamoto was born in Tokyo and, after achieving her BA and MA with highest honours at the F. Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest as a Stipendium Hungaricum scholar, she moved to London in 2017 to further her skills on the Professional Diploma course at the Royal Academy of Music. Currently in the UK on an ‘Exceptional Talent’ visa, she is also an official piano accompanist in the Strings Department of the Royal Academy of Music.
Eri has won numerous prizes and awards, including becoming the Finalist of the NY F. Liszt Competition, and had a Grand Final at the Stern Auditorium Perelman Stage (for Concerto) and the Weill Recital Hall (for Solo) of the Carnegie Hall(NY), the membership of the Liszt Society as became the Finalist of the Liszt Society Piano Competition (UK), Absolute First Prize in the ‘Citta di Barletta’ (Italy), Second prize in the G. Gershwin Int. Piano Competition (NY, US), the Rosalia de Castro Special Prize incl. CD recording prize in the International Piano Competition ‘City of Vigo’ (Spain), Second Prize in the Putra International Piano Competition (Malaysia), First in the ‘Grand Prize Virtuoso’ International Music Competition (Salzburg), Silver prize in WPTA Finland, and other honours throughout Europe and Asia.
She has performed at the Main Hall of the F. Liszt Academy of Music with Bartok Radio (Budapest), Chopin Birthday Festival (Warsaw), the Stipendium Hungaricum Ceremony attended by the Hungarian Prime Minister (Budapest), Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Summer Festival (London), the Wiener Saal Mozarteum (Salzburg) and the Suntory Hall Blue Rose Room (Tokyo), the Liszt Hungary Cultural Institute (Tokyo), the Hungarian National Event - Night of Museum Event Concert (Budapest), National Physical Laboratory Music Society(London), Westminster Music Library (London), the Pashkin House (London), on FM Yokohama and FM Tokyo Radio, Abbey Road Studio (London), with Orchestra of St. Luke's - conducting by Gabor Hollerung, with Szolnok Symphony orchestra - conducting by Masahiro Izaki, Anima Musicae chamber orchestra, and Mihail Jara Bacau Philharmonic Orchestra - conducting by Ovidiu Balan, to name just few.
Eri also enjoys performing as a chamber musician, having given duo recitals with the clarinettist Richard Stolzman, and performing in a violin and piano duo on Hungarian Radio, as well as live appearances in London at Marylebone Parish Church and the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room. She was awarded the 1st prize with the cellist Goncalo Pires in the Int. London Classical Music Competition (UK), the 3rd Prize with Trio Primo in the CPO Int. Music Competition the Chamber category.
She has studied under Nádor György and has attended prestigious masterclasses including Andrea Bonatta, Cyprien Katszaris, Pavel Gililov, the International Mozarteum Summer Academy and the Lake Como International Piano Academy. She currently receives expert coaching from the concert pianist Julian Jacobson, Orsolya Szabó.
（Updated in January 2023）