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Tamami Honma

Tamami Honma

Collaborative Pianist


Tamami Honma consistently receives acclaim as a performer and recording artist. A student of Byron Janis, who in turn was one of a handful of students of Vladimir Horowitz, Ms. Honma is firmly rooted in the great Romantic tradition. Her energetic and sensitive appearances have attracted praise, as soloist at Bolshoi Hall with the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, at Carnegie Hall — “an eloquent, powerful performance” (New York Times), and at Wigmore Hall in London — “an interpretation that was probably as transparent and faithful to the Goldberg Variations as it’s possible to be on a modern piano" (Music & Vision).

She has frequently appeared on radio and television in Europe and the U.S. and has participated in major music festivals such as the Aldeburgh Festival and the Warsaw Autumn. Her recordings range from Mozart and Chopin to new composers. She has won high accolades in BBC Music Magazine, Gramophone, and International Music Review and been featured in Yomiuri Shinbun, The Guardian, and The Independent, among other publications.

Ms. Honma was on the academic staff at the Royal Academy of Music in London before joining the faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music as a vocal and ensemble coach. Additionally, she is artistic director of the Cal Arte Ensemble. At Stanford's Department of Music, she is a collaborative pianist.