"Her playing is accomplished, polished in detail to a high degree"
- The London Times "She brought a depth and resonance to every work on the programme”
- Daily Telegraph "The hallmark of this Japanese virtuoso is eloquent musicianship combined with a deep lyricism" - Liberté "One of the most outstanding artists of the day" - Le Figaro-Normandie "Mamiko Suda is a pianist of unique individuality" - The Music Journal, Tokyo "Mamiko Suda's performance showed her to be an artist of great charm who captured the heart of the audience"
- The Ongaku Gendai, Tokyo
Mamiko SUDA was born in Tokyo. In 1970, she received a French government scholarship on the recommendation of Vlado Perlemuter to enter the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Music de Paris. In 1972, she graduated from the Conservatoire with highest honors and also received the “Prix spécial Roger Ducasse” for piano and chamber music.
She won awards at the“Premio Jean International Piano Competition” in Spain and the “A. Casagrande I.P.C. ” in Italy. She became a finalist of the “F. Busoni I.P.C.”in Italy and of the "C.Haskil I.P.C. ” in Switzerland. In 1980, she won 1st prize at the “Mozart Memorial Award International Competition ” in London. She then appeared with the London Mozart Players, and gave solo recitals at the Wigmore Hall and the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. Around the same time, she had the privilege of studying with Annie Fischer in Budapest.
In 1985, acclaimed for her outstanding interpretation of Chopin’s works, she was awarded the “Chopin Prize” by the Chopin Society in Japan.
Since then, she has toured Asia, Australia, Russia and Europe extensively and has performed in concerts and festivals with leading orchestras in more than 15 countries.
She also played with artists such as Nobuko Imai, Daniel Schott-Müller, Philippe Graffin, Jean Mouillère, Rainer Honeck, Werner Hink, Fritz Dolezal, Peter Schmidl, Vienna String Quartet, Quatuor Via Nova, NHK String Quartet, Czech Philharmonic Sextet to name just a few.
Currently, she is professor at the Toho College of Music. As a highly reputed teacher, her students have received top prizes in the Viotti International Piano Competition, the Victor Merzhanov I.P.C., the F.Busoni I.P.C., the Maria Canals I.P.C., the Sydney I.P.C., Hastings I.P.C.C. etc. She has been invited to more than 20 countries to give masterclasses in music universities, Conservatories and also at music festivals. She has been on the jury of many international piano competitions, such as the Genève International Piano Competition, the Maria Canals I.P.C. the Panama I.P.C. the Hastings I.P.C.C.and etc.