Miku Nishimoto-Neubert received a thorough musical education at the State Conservatoire of Tokyo. She completed her piano studies at the Conservatoire for Music and Theatre in Hanover, where her mentor was Professor Karl-Heinz Kaemmerling. She received further artistic impulses through working with of Conrad Hansen, Germaine Mounier and, finally, Klaus Schilde.
She won prizes at piano competitions, among others, at Porto, Vevey and at the renowned Bach competition in Leipzig. Since then Miku Nishimoto-Neubert has made frequent appearances in Europe, Japan and North America, both as soloist and as accompanist. Her solo repertoire embraces all genres of piano music; her priority lies in the music of Bach, the German
Romantic repertoire and in modern classics.
Besides her fine sense of rhythm is a clear, impulsive tone quality, which makes her playing so engaging and exciting. In addition to carefully chosen tempi she achieves a structural clarity, enabling the listener to experience the music as a dramatic vision. Thanks to an exceptional technical versatility her approach to the works she performs remains respectful in regard of textual detail. Miku Nishimoto-Neubert aims for an intensely spiritual approach to the music, elevating her interpretations to something out of the ordinary.
Miku Nishimoto-Neubert is rightly regarded as an “outstanding Bach soloist”. In order to identify with the complex and differentiated sound-world of Bach, she has, in the past years, made his works something of her own. In her many new Bach interpretations, his best-known works appear as new.
Her playing draws its strength and vitality from a consistent identification with the structural and spiritual demands of Bach’s music. These can be transmitted to the discerning listener only through an open approach and a consistent re-appraisal of one’s own mental and technical resources.
Miku Nishimoto-Neubert is on the faculty for Piano Accompaniment at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich.