top of page

プロフィール / Profile

齋藤 初美 / Saitoh Hatsumi











Hatsumi SAITOH was born in Sendai, Japan. She started playing the piano at the age of three.

After graduating from Sendai Shirayuri Gakuen High School, she entered Kunitachi College of Music.

From 2004 she studied at the Prague Academy of Music and Arts and she completed the bachelor's and master's programs. In addition to studying solo and chamber music for her bachelor's degree, she also passed the National Examination for Teaching Piano Performance (státní zkouška klavírní metodiky). Upon completion of the master's course, she performed Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1., in the orchestra chiculus,

along with the Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice. 
As a pianist, she has performed in solo and chamber music concerts, solo recitals in Japan and the Czech Republic, and concerts at the concert room in the Yamaha Sendai store. She played with the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra and performed at the University of Music and Performing Arts Chamber Music Festival in Vienna. She has also performed in the concert for the 45th Anniversary of Yamaha Sendai Store and the 27th concert sponsored by Japan Chopin Association Tohoku branch.
After working as an accompaniment assistant at Kunitachi College of Music, she shifted her focus to teach next generations, mainly in Sendai. She also appears at several competitions as a judge. She continues to actively perform as a pianist, such as holding the charity concert "Concert for Hometown'' to raise funding for the great East Japan earthquake. Also she is a member of the PTNA (Piano Teachers’ National Association).

プロフィール / Profile: 概要
bottom of page