Mai Shigeoka (Harpsichordist/Fortepianist)

Mai Shigeoka was born in 1981 in Japan. She studied harpsichord with Masaaki Suzuki and pianoforte with Yoshiko Kojima and Kikuko Ogura at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and obtained a master's degree .

She studied pianoforte with Boyan Vodenitcharov and Piet Kuijken, chamber music with Barthold Kuijken, Jan De Winne and Luc Bergé the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels and obtained a master's degree with 'Great Distinction'. She also studied pianoforte with the pianist Jan Vermeulen.
She has given many concerts in Japan, Belgium, Austria and Germany as a soloist, a continuo player and a accompanist.
She was awarded a scholarship of the Government of Flanders between 2006-07.
At the Early Music Competition in Brugge she was given a Honorable Mention of pianoforte in 2004 and 2007.
She played with several groups such as 'Il Gardellino (dir. Jan De winne)', 'Recercar Consort (dir. Philippe Pierlot)' and 'Collegium Vocale Gent' (dir. Philippe Herreweghe)' in Belgium. Also she was invited to several solo concerts in Maasmechelen, at Royal Instrumetal Museum in Brussels, in Salzburg and in Stuttgart.

Between 2008 and 2013 she was teaching pianoforte as a guest proffessor at the Royal Flemish Conservatory in Antwerp. 

SInce 2013 she lives in Tokyo, Japan.