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Au théâtre de l'île Saint Louis à Paris, le 21 septembre 2012.
violon : Priscille Lachat-Sarrete



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Pianist concertist,   piano professor

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Masae Gimbayashi-Barbotte was born in Tokyo, where she was an honors graduate of the Oin High School. Masaé started learning piano since 5 years old and already gave performances of Beethoven and Mozart's sonates, Chopin's pieces, etc. She has started playing and arranging also jazz scores in the Big band of the International Christian University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree. In 1992 she received Piano's Education Diploma in Unanimity with jury's congratulation from Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris/ Alfred Cortot, where she worked with pianists as Serge Petitgirard, Victoria Melki, and with violinist Serge Blanc. Since then she worked closely for over 10 years with pianist Jay Gottlieb, disciple of Nadia Boulanger and Robert Casadessus. She received also advises from Catherine Collard, Yvonne Loriod, Dominique Merlet, Claude Heifer, Pierre-Laurent Aimed and Martial Solal.


Masae Gimbayashi-Barbotte is recipient of the Flaine Music Festival's funds, the Acanthe Festival's funds, laureate of First Prize of the Concours de Madeleine de Valmalete(France) in Unanimity with jury's congratulation, Excellent Prize of Asia Music Concert (Japan), Belgian Section's Prize of the Academie Européenne des Arts(France), Semi-finalist of International concours Adilia-Alieva (France).


She has given and gives many concerts : in France: Paris, Ile-de-France, Loire,  Normandie, Picardie, Isère... .In Japan: Tokyo, Kobe, Yokohama at Opera City recital hall, Katsushika Symphony-Hills recital hall, Iwasaki Museum Hall, etc. She is also highly appreciated by opera singers, musicians, artists. Each of these collaborations is highly appreciated by the audience.


She has given and continues to give world premieres of works, for exemple: For Piano of Fumio Yasuda (written for and dedicated to Masae), Three Landscapes (dedicated to Masae), Quasi sonata, White lullaby, Monographs I (dedicated to Masae) of Nickos Harizanos, Premiers Chrétiens (dedicated to Masae) of Michel Bosc, 9 Esquises of Serge Ollive, Dieu? of Christian Tournay.


She taught in Coservatories of Chartres and of Beauvais, and was also as a maitre cantor of singer's class in Chartres, Amiens. Actually she is professor and maître cantor of  Music schools in Oise-Normandie and in Seine-Maritime, . She is also invited as a jury of concours 'Pianoopen' and as a member of jury in the grade tests of Music schools in those regions. She is a member of Japanese Musicians' Federation.


3 CDs are recorded of her recitals in Tokyo (Soleil Music Agency).


 "The brilliant sonority, the beautiful sound like jewels" (Ongaku gendai, Japan) "A Wonderful concert" (Dauphiné Libéré) "It was so beautiful!"(Gilles Benjamin, artist painter) "Masae possesses the capacity to incorporate and combine diverse cosmic world and make magic with them. She is a real artist in that she constantly seeks, in each project that she undertakes, to go as far as she can. I recommend her without hesitation, certain that she deserves all possible aid that can be given to her."(Jay Gottlieb, pianist, USA) "An artist of big talent" (Alain Bizet, artist painter) "She has shown a new aspect of piano music, which inspired me real sympathy."(Revue Chopin, Japan)  "Masae has enchanted the audience with a recital of high quality and her Asiatic charms all in delicacy" (Dauphiné Libéré, France) "Dazzling concert- She explored the variety and the richness of the instrument. The pure happiness for the audience."(Dauphiné Libéré)  "Wonderful  performance!" (NHK's director, T.Matsumoto)        Masaé Gimbayashi-Barbotte Official site :