Miura Kazuma started the bandoneon at the age of ten and studied with Komatsu Ryota. In 2006, he met Néstor Marconi, the world’s best bandoneonist, at the Beppu Argerich Music Festival. Miura earned his travel expenses to go to Argentina by selling the CDs he made for himself. Since then, he has been studying under Marconi. Miura won Second Prize at the 2008 International Piazzolla Competition as the first Japanese and the youngest in the history of the competition. In 2014, he received the Idemitsu Music Award. In 2017, Miura formed the Tokyo Grand Soloists, a chamber orchestra of his own. In 2018, he went on a Quinteto tour that held concerts at eleven venues nationwide commemorating the release of his latest CD Libertango. The tour was a great success. In 2021, Miura released the first recording of the Tokyo Grand Soloists and the latest CD for him “Buenos Aires hora cero” in the year of Piazzolla 100th birthday anniversary. At the same time Miura went on a nationwide tour to commemorate the year of Piazzolla.
He draws much attention from various spheres as a young, talented bandoneonist. He performed the bandoneon for the travel footage in a year-long historical drama on NHK TV “Seiten wo Tsuke.”
Miura plays Alfred Arnold, a famed instrument given to him by his mentor Néstor Marconi.
Official website: https://www.kazumamiura.com/