“She has the ability to play all styles from Mozart to Prokofiev …. super expressive.”
—Former German Gramaphone Producer Colt Garben
“Pianist Naomi Yoshimura … Even with difficult and fast passages, she fascinated the audience with her wonderful performance, and created an impression of perfect tone and creativity, which was a masterpiece that was applauded. . ”
—Germany General Anzeiger
Naomi Yoshimura moved to Germany as a teenager and studied abroad at Rostock National College of Music. After completing her degree at Rostock, she graduated from the Hamburg National College of Music with honors. She was selected as a full scholarship student by three organizations: Rotary Club, Buxtehude, and Stade.
At the age of 17, she performed with the Polish National Krakow Symphony Orchestra, Stanislav Gavonsky, conductor. Since then she has performed on TV and radio broadcasts such as the BBC German Broadcasting Station, the Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR), and Deutsche Welle Radio.. As a solo and chamber musician she has been active in Germany, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Sweden, and the United States.
Naomi Yoshimura has appeared at Hamburg Steinway, Hamburg Agency for Cultural Affairs Japan-Germany International Cultural Exchange, Doctors Without Borders, and performances sponsored after the International Charity Cultural Festival. In Japan, she has performed concerts at such venues as Kioi Hall (sponsored by the Nikko Cultural Association), “La For Journey au Japon” Music Festival (Tokyo Marunouchi Area Concert), and Sumida Triphony Hall (sponsored by the International Association of Artists).
Naomi Yoshimura has also participated in concert at the German ambassador’s residence in Japan (sponsored by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Japan) and international exchanges organized by local government agencies. Since 2007, she is professor of piano at the Johannes Brahms Conservatory of Music, in Piano and Accompaniment. In 2008, her first piano solo CD was released in Germany on the Artist Edition Label. In 2017, her second solo recording was released: “Night Dream Silence and Passion” on the Concert Port label.
Her teachers have included Hiroomi Yanagihara, Nozomi Shiga, Bernd Zack, Ewald Kehlenbach, Karola Theill, and Bernd Geotzke.
Naomi Yoshimura has been a visiting professor at the Johannes Brahms Conservatory of Music in Hamburg. She is a member of the International Brahms Association and a Steinway Artist.