Japanese pianist Akiko Ebi won the 1975 Grand Prix International Marguerite Long Competition in Paris. In 1980 she was laureate of the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, where jury member Martha Argerich took note of her artistry and became her mentor. After winning First Prize at the National Music Competition in Japan, Ms. Ebi continued her training at the Conservatoire National in Paris with Aldo Ciccolini, and pursued additional studies with Vlado Perlemuter, Monique de la Brucholerie and Louis Kentner. Ms. Ebi performed throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America. Recently she performed with such orchestra as L’Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre Philhamonique de Monte Carlo, NHK Symphony, Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra and others. Her chamber music performances include collaborations with Augustin Dumay, Regis Pasquier, Angela Hewitt, Michel Dalberto, the Moraugues Quintet, and the Parisii, Manfred & Nova Quartets. She also appears annually at many prestigious international music festivals, including La Roque d’Antheron, Folle Journée de Nantes, Lisbon, Toledo, Tokyo. A recording artist of distinguished reputations, Akiko Ebi has recorded the works of Chopin, Brahms, Liszt, Franck, Webern, Pierné and Fumet.