A charismatic and versatile pianist, Jasmin Arakawa has performed widely in North America, Central and South America, Europe, China and Japan. Recognized as having a strong lyrical sense as well as impeccable technique, Arakawa has been heard in prestigious venues worldwide, including Carnegie Hall, Salle Gaveau in Paris and Victoria Hall in Geneva. She has appeared as a concerto soloist with the Philips Symfonie Orkest in Amsterdam, Orquestra Sinfonica de Piracicaba in Brazil, and several orchestras in her native Japan. Other performance highlights include guest artist appearances at the Toronto Summer Festival, Ribadeo International Music Festival in Spain, Bicentenaire de Chopin in Switzerland, Scotiabank Northern Lights Music Festival in Mexico, Festival de Musica de Camara in Peru, Festival Internacional de Musica Erudita de Piracicaba in Brazil, Fazioli Piano Pure Series in Chicago and Distinguished Concerts International New York. An avid chamber musician, Arakawa has collaborated with notable artists, including cellists Colin Carr and Gary Hoffman, flutists Jean Ferrandis and Marina Piccinini, clarinetist James Campbell and the Penderecki String Quartet. She is also a founding member of Trio Micheletti, with violinist Veronique Mathieu and cellist Andre Micheletti. Additionally, Arakawa served as Collaborative Pianist in Residence at the Banff Centre in 2011. Arakawa has a special interest in Spanish repertoire, which grew out of a series of lessons with Alicia de Larrocha in 2004. As a prize-winner of the Competition in the Performance of Music from Spain and Latin American and under the sponsorship of the Spanish Embassy, she subsequently recorded solo and chamber pieces by Spanish and Latin American composers. Jasmin Arakawa is a graduate of Tokyo University of the Arts, where she studied with Shigeru Maruyama and Katsumi Ueda. She holds Doctor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she studied with Emile Naoumoff, who was the last protege of Nadia Boulanger. A devoted teacher, Arakawa is Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of South Alabama.