After graduation from Toho Gakuen College of Music, Ayako Shinozaki moved to the USA, where she continued her studies with Marcel Grandjany and Mildred Dilling.
|1970||Awarded 3rd prize at the International Harp Competition Israel.|
|1971||Debut recital in Tokyo including the Japan premiere of the Harp Concerto by Rodrigo.|
|1972||Start of a her recital series “The Harp of Ayako Shinozaki”.|
|1974||Sent to West Berlin and Paris under the Japanese Government Study Program for Promising Artists and Arts Fellowship, where she studied with Francis Pierre, Lily Laskine and Marie-Claire Jamet. During her stay in Europe she took part in the “Festival d’Aix en Provence ” and several concerts in Berlin.|
|1980||3rd Solo recital at International Panmusik Festival.|
|1982||Solo recital within the festival ”Music Today '82”.|
|1985||Appearance within the opening ceremony of the 2nd International Israel Harp Competition|
As a member of “Sound Space Arc”, she participated in ”Festival d’automne” (Paris) in 1978 as well as in a tour to Europa and the United States in 1986 and a tour to Denmark and Sweden in 1987.
|1989||Recital in New York, where she performed works by Toru Takemitsu, Akira Miyoshi, Toshi Ichiyanagi, and Toshiro Mayuzumi. Her performance won high recognition in the New York Times.|
|1991||4th Recital, furthermore solo appearances with major Japanese Orchestras as well as Orchestras in Europe and America.|
|1992||Invited as a guest professor to Aspen Music Festival (USA), where she also appeared as a soloist within the festival program.|
|1992 / 94||Jury member of Israel International Harp Competition, 1997 Geneva International Music Competition.|
|2001||Awarded the National Arts Festival Award, the Nakajima Kenzo Award, and the 1st Saji Keizo Award of Suntory Music Hall for her 8th recital.|
- 1983 1st Nakajima Kenzo Music Award as a member of “Sound Space Arc”
- 2001 56th Arts Festival Prize (Music Section)
- 2002 20th Nakajima Kenzo Music Award
- 2002 Suntory Music Award, 1st Saji Keizo Award (2001)
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