Akira Ikegami - piano

Akira Ikegami playing piano

Quick bio

Akira Ikegami received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in piano performance and piano pedagogy (study of teaching) from Temple University Boyer College of Music and Dance. At Boyer, Ikegami has studied with Dr. Charles Abramovic and Professor Alexander Fiorillo. His other teachers include Mr. Timothy LeVan in Williamsport, PA, and Ms. Noriko Kamimura, with whom he took his first piano lesson and studied with until he left Japan.

Currently a faculty member at Settlement Music School and a private instructor, Ikegami teaches students ranging from young children to senior citizens in various levels.

As a pianist, Ikegami won 1st place in the 20th Annual Young Artists' Competition in Willliamsport, PA, while he was going to a local high school as an exchange student. He performed Beethoven's Concerto No.1 with the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra in the Spring Concert. In 2009, he was selected to participate in Chautauqua Music Festival in Chautauqua, NY, where he studied with renowned faculty and collaborated with other musicians.

See below for other major appearances.

Selected performances

  • Performance at Kimmel Center for Philadelphia International Festival of Arts, April 17, 2013
  • Joint Recital at Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square, March 20, 2013
  • Guest Performance in Ganbare Nippon! Japan Earthquake/Tsunami Disaster Benefit Concert at Neumann University, November 18, 2011
  • Performance at Toda Rotary Club, Saitama, Japan, June 2011
  • Solo Faculty Recital at Settlement Music School Mary Louise Curtis Branch, Philadephia, PA, May 17, 2011
  • Accompanist for "Give Your Love-Help Save Japan" Benefit Concert for Japan Relief, presented by Harmony For Peace Foundation, May 7, 2011
  • Performance in all Chopin concert at First Presbytarian Church of Salem, Salem, NJ, December 12, 2010
  • Performance at Learning Center Auditorium on Temple University Ambler Campus, November 12, 2010
  • Solo Recital at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Philadelphia, PA, August 26, 2009
  • Accompanist for the Swarthmore Chorale concert, Drexel Hill, PA, May 2009
  • Performance at Toda Rotary Club Christmas Party, Tokyo, Japan, December 2008
  • Soloist for the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert, February, 2002
  • Ikegami Music Studio
    3421 Berkley Ave
    Drexel Hill, PA 19026