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Born in Hungary, Kendzsi Tanaka is half Japanese. He studied piano at the Vántus István Music High School with Dr Lucz Ilona from 2009-2013 in Szeged, Hungary. He then graduated from The Royal Academy of Music, London in 2017 under the tutelage of Joanna MacGregor. He earned his Master’s Degree in Piano Performance studying with Niklas Sivelöv at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen.
Kendzsi has won several international prizes with his performances, including:
He outstandingly likes playing music from Bartók, Brahms and Bach, but also loves experimenting with contemporary music and jazz.
Kendzsi is also devoted to pedagogy, and he teaches a class of a dozen talented young pianists in Copenhagen. He also has an entrepreneurial initiative, founding Jun Grooming, a men’s skincare brand. In his free time, Kendzsi enjoys practicing his culinary skills, and also indulges in web development and coding.