[PHOTO] Portrait

Miho Ebihara was born in Kamakura,Japan and studied with Eiko Takahashi and Yasuo Watanabe before coming to England in 1987 to train at the The Royal Academy of Music, where she studied piano with Frank Wibaut, accompaniment with Geoffrey Pratley and harpsichord with Virginia Black. Other teachers have been Jun Kanno and Lois Phillips.
After winning several prizes at the Academy,Miho graduated with Honours in 1991.
In 1995 she was awarded Third Prize in the Ibla International Piano Competetion held in Italy.

Miho has performed at venues in Europe, America and Japan and in 2003 she played at the 30th Anniversary Concert of the American Landmark Festivals in New York, the Goethe Institute in Manhattan and the Smith Opera House in Geneva.
In 2004 she gave a recital at the Tokyo Bunkakaikan.

As well as working as a solo pianist Miho is actively involved in collaborating with other musicians. She has given concerts with prominent musicians such as the violinist Takaoki Sugitani (Leader of the St.Louis Symphony Orchestra), the violinist Robert Gibbs (Leader of the Royal Ballet Symphonia) and the cellist Shunsuke Fujimura (Co-leader of the NHK Symphony Orchestra).

Influenced by her studies in Britain she has often included British composers in her programmes and in 1997 she premiered the two piano version of the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra by Simon McCheane.