Ph.D of Indiana University of Piano Performance
Professor of Piano in the Art Institute of North Dakota University
"Most Sensitive Touch on the Piano”, “Rigueur, Passion and Discipline of an Old Samurai” music critics raved about his solo performance in Europe. International concert pianist Nariaki Sugiura continually gives recitals and concerto performances in U.S., Europe and Asia. His performance was featured at the prestigious concert halls including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Daejeon Arts and Cultural Center Hall (South Korea), Manoel Theater (Malta), Kioi Hall (Tokyo), Museo de Arte (Puerto Rico) and Central Music Conservatory Concert Hall (Beijing). As a collaborator, his performance with cellist Emilio Colón has won great applauses on their recital tours in Europe, Asia and US. In their European concert tour, the music critics wrote “A Formidable Performing Duo”. He has also performed with top-class musicians including Laszlo Varga (NY Philharmonic Principal Cellist), CsabaOnczay (Liszt Academy cello professor), Federico Agostini (I Musici principal violin), Anastasia Khitruk, Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio (San Antonio Symphony concert master), Fabio Sampó (RAI National Symphony of Torino, Italy Principal Trombone), and Thomas Robertello (National Symphony Orchestra Principal Flute).