"Hisako Kawamura is a brilliant talent. In difference to majority of pianists who have technique to make one black out, she is able to listen the music in new way, has impeccable taste and sense for measure. You meet such quality very seldom, but Kawamura is born for the stage." - Elisso Virssaladze
As one of most outstanding young pianists of her generation, she performed as soloist with the Russian National Orchestra under the baton of Mikhail Pletnev and Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin under Marek Janowski on their Japan Tours.
For the season 2012/13 tours with the Czech Philharmonic under its chief conductor Jiří Bělohlávek and with the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra with Alexander Lazarev are planned. In addition to her solo activity, she adores play chamber music and will give several recitals with the violoncellist Clemens Hagen.
Born in Nishinomiya (Japan), moved to Düsseldorf (Germany) with the family in her childhood, she identifies herself with the european and japanese culture. Strongly affected by her teachers - Vladimir Krainev from Russia and Małgorzata Bator-Schreiber from Poland - Slavic Music became one of her special subjects. She proves that on her CDs which have been excellently received by the public (the Debut-CD DiscAuvers with works a.o. by S. Prokofiev, two recordings released by RCA Red Seal with works of F. Chopin and R. Schumann).
She became prizewinner at important international piano competitions like the ARD International Music Competition in Munich and the Concours Géza Anda in Zurich. After winning the Concours Clara Haskil in Vevey, she got numerous invitations from orchestras and conductors (The Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, the Wiener Symphoniker, the RTÉ Symphony Orchestra Dublin, the Radio Symphony Orchestra Moscow, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the NHK Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Yomiuri Symphony Orchestra under Alan Buribayev, Alexander Dmitriev, Vladimir Fedosseyev, Junichi Hirokami, Eliahu Inbal, Kenichiro Kobayashi, Alexander Lazarev, Erwin Lukac, Tatsuya Shimono).
Kawamura's musical and artistic activity was awarded by several important Music Prizes in Japan; the Fresh Artist Music Prize of the Nippon Steel Corporation, the IDEMITSU Music Prize of Idemitsu Kosan, the Prize of the Chopin Society Japan, the IUE-Culture Prize/ Hyogo and the Hotel Okura Music Prize.
In March 2012, she received the Art Encouragement Prize for New Artists of Music from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Japan.
Motivated by the enthusiastic pedagogical activity of her mentors, she teaches as associate Professor at the Folkwang University of Arts in Essen since May 2011 and as special representative tutor at the Tokyo College of Music.