Dai Miyata

2010 – 2013 Kronberg Academy Professional Studies
studying with Frans Helmerson
funded by the Casals scholarship


2007 Cello Festival, concert

2008 Chamber Music Connects the Worl, Junior

2008 Cello Meisterkurse, Landgrave of Hesse Prize

2009 Cello Festival, concert

2010 Appointment with Slava

2010 Cello Masterclasses, Participant

2011 Cello Festival, concert

2012 Cello Masterclasses, Participant

2013 Kronberg Academy Festival, concert

2015 Kronberg Academy Festival, concert

Dai Miyata


Dai Miyata was born in Japan in 1986 and started playing the cello at the age of three under his parents who were music masters.

His talent attracted a lot of attention of people and musicians surrounding him since his early childhood, and after 9 years old he won the first prizes in all the contests in which he participated including the 74th Music Competition of Japan.

Dai Miyata is a recipient of many music and non-music awards, including the prize for his contribution to improving the image of the Tochigi prefecture, together with the Utsunomiya Citizen and Esper Awards. In 2004 he won first prize in the 6th All Japan Viva Hall Cello Competition and, in 2005, the first prize, Masuzawa prize, Tokunaga prize and Iwatani prize in the Cello Section of the 74th Japan Music competition. 2008 Dai Myata was awarded with the "Landgraf von Hessen" Prize at the Cello Masterclasses in Kronberg.

In 2009, Miyata won the grand prix in the 9th Rostropovich Cello Competition. He is the very first Japanese competitor who won the grand prix in the world's most prestigious competition. Also, he is a recipient of various prestigious awards/prizes such as the 6th Hideo Saito Memorial Foundation Award, the 20th Idemitsu Music Prize (2010), the 13th Hotel Okura Music Award (2012) and received the honor to be selected as a scholarship student of the 35th Ezoe Scholarship Foundation and the Rohm Music Foundation. Obtained a scholarship at the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo, Miyata graduated from the Soloist Diploma Course of the Toho Gakuen College as an honorary student with the top's results.

After that, he graduated from the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève in Switzerland in 2009, and the Kronberg Academy in June 2013. He has studied cello under Sumiko Kurata and Frans Helmerson; chamber music with Tokyo Quartet, Sadao Harada, Koichiro Harada, Tomoko Kato, Nobuko Imai, Richard Young and Gabor Takacs-Nagy.

Miyata played concertos with domestic and foreign various orchestras such as Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris and Sinfonietta Frankfurt. And he is active in holding solo concerts, recital and chamber music with world famous musicians; Lynn Harrell, Gidon Kremer, Yurii Bashmet, Maxim Vengerov, Augustin Dumay and Eliahu Inbal.

His first CD "DAI FIRST - Chanting with Cello-" was released in December 2011 and his second CD "Miyata Dai / Cello Ichie-shu -Recontre-" in 2014, both from Universal.

Biographies are based on the most recent information provided by the artists or their representatives. Last updated: November 2016