After her acclaimed debut at the Tokyo Opera City in 2010 to the Carnegie Hall, New York in 2017, Aisa Ijiri has established herself as one of the award-winning pianists of her generation, and has been described : A special talent whose European sophistication, fierce passion and poetic sentiment create an artistic atmosphere- The Record Geijutsu, Tokyo.
Born in Japan, Aisa made her European debut at the age of 15 as a concerto soloist with the Capella Cracovienses Symphony Orchestra at the Philharmonic Hall, Warsaw and as a recitalist at the Konserthuset, Stockholm. Since then her performances have taken her to the U.S.A, the U.K, Korea, China and throughout Europe.
Aisa has given regular piano solo, chamber music recitals and concerto performances at many prestigious venues and international festivals including Kioi Hall (Tokyo), Izumi Hall (Osaka), Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, St.John’s Smith Square, St.George’s Bristol, Fairfield Halls, St.Martin-in-the-Fields, LSO St.Lukes, Wimbledon International Music Festival ’15, Three Choirs Festival ’14, Lichfield Festival ’13 and the Bank of Shiga Celebrity Recitals. Her concerts have been broadcast on Classic FM, BBC Television 1, BBC Radio 3, Radio Television of Serbia, Radio Beograd and CNN TV.
Aisa has collaborated with many internationally revered conductors, such as Kentaro Kawase, Ken Hsieh with the Osaka Century Symphony Orchestra, Yasuo Shinozaki with the Orchestra Musica Celeste, Toby Purser with the Orion Orchestra, George Vass with the Bushey Symphony Orchestra, George Benjamin with GSMD Orchestra and Udo Zwölfer with Salonorchester Alt Wien.
Aisa has released her debut CD “Pilgrimage”, piano works by Schumann & Liszt (2011) and “Ailes d’amour”, piano works by Prokofiev (2016) on N.A.T Records, Tokyo. Her live recording of the piano works “Sakura” and “Preludes” written by Llywelyn ap Myrddin was released on WW Records, London. In 2016, Aisa was also added to the “SPIRIO”, a new high resolution player piano as a Spirio Recording Artist by Steinway & Sons, New York. She made a sensational debut at the Carnegie Hall, New York in March 2017.
Aisa’s passion and dedication for creative projects in art, fashion and culture led her to a unique path. In 2014, she was selected by the European Commission and toured throughout Europe as a representative artist of the UK. Aisa was featured on the many style magazines such as Steinway Magazine, Opinion Leader, We Believe in Beauty, Wannabe, E-Polish and CNN Style. Aisa was given a “Prestigious Culture Award” by the mayor of Shiga Prefecture, Japan as a youngest ever winner.
Aisa is a graduate of the Royal College of Music, Stockholm (Bachelor’s Degree), Guildhall School of Music & Drama (Master’s Degree) and the Royal College of Music, London (Artist Diploma). In 2018, she was appointed a RCM Honorary Representative at the Royal College of Music, London.
Aisa is an official Steinway Artist, and the Artistic Director of the Tokyo International Piano Association.