Jun Komatsu

A native of Japan, Jun received her Bachelor of Music in piano performance from Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo. She continued her studies at the New England Conservatory in Boston, USA, where she received her Master's and Graduate Diploma in piano performance with honors. Her teachers include Seiko
Seki, Gabriel Chodos and Patricia Zander.

Jun has won several competitions, including the International Chamber Music Competition "Palma d'Oro" in Italy and the Kanagawa Competition in Japan. She has also participated in many international music festivals, including the Tanglewood Music Festival (fellow), the Aspen Music Festival and the Okinawa Moon Beach Chamber Music Camp.

Jun has been an active performer as a soloist, chamber musician and contemporary music interpreter. She has performed in Japan, Italy, USA, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand. In Boston, Jun performed with the Longy Chamber Orchestra as a soloist, appeared on WGBH classical radio and premiered the works of various local composers. As a member of the New England Conservatory's prestigious Honors Piano Trio, she also performed in many concerts including a recital at the Jordan Hall.

She is featured in several CD recordings, including John Zorn's "Angelus
Novus" and Dnu Huntrakul's "A Time in Bangkok".

Jun currently lives in Thailand, where she has performed as a soloist with
the National Symphony Orchestra and the Chulalongkorn University Symphony Orchestra. In September 2007, Jun was invited to perform Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Asean Japan Festival Orchestra to celebrate the 120th Anniversary of Japan-Thai Diplomatic Relations. She is very active as a collaborative pianist who has appeared in numerous concerts in Bangkok with international performers. She has also conducted several charity lecture-concert series for the Japanese community in Bangkok.

In August 2008, she performed Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Nusantara Symphony Orchestra in Jakarta, Indonesia, conducted by Hikotaro Yazaki.

Currently Jun is the Head of Piano Studies at the Triniti Music Institute and
regularly holds training courses and seminars for local piano teachers. As an active teacher, Jun is a guest instructor for the Silpakorn University Summer Music School.