Dai Miyata
Dai MIYATA (宮田 大 in Japanese) was born in 1986 and started playing the cello at the age of three under his parents who were music masters.
His splendid 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.
In 2009, Dai Miyata won the Grand Prix in the 9th Rostropovich Cello Competition, becoming the first Japanese competitor to win the grand prize in the world's most prestigious competition. He won first prize in all of the contests in which he has participated. His splendid performances have attracted a lot of attention of composers and co-performers, gaining high praise from the world-class conductor Seiji Ozawa. He has performed internationally as one of the leading cellists from Japan.
Miyata graduated from the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève in Switzerland, and the Kronberg Academy in Germany. He has studied cello with Sumiko Kurata and Frans Helmerson.
Miyata has been actively performing as a concerto soloist with various major orchestras around the world, including the Orchestras de Paris, the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, as well as major orchestra in Japan.
His recording 'Elgar: Cello Concerto' in 2019 with Thomas Dausgaard conducting and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra won the ‘OPUS KLASSIK 2021', one of the most prestigious awards in the European classical world, in the concerto category (cello).
Miyata plays the 1698 Stradivarius cello known as "The Cholmondeley" lent by the Ueno Fine Chemicals Industry, Ltd.

Artist Management & Label:  NIPPON COLUMBIA CO.,LTD.