Miwa Hoyano was born in Saitama (Japan) and began her career as a pianist at the age of four.
After completing the under-graduate course for piano performance in Tokyo College of Music, she was admitted to the prestigious Soloklasse of Prof. Bernd Goetzke at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media.
She successfully graduated Soloklasse with Konzertexamen on February 2018.
Miwa performed extensively throughout Japan, South Asia,USA and Europe e.g. in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Norway, Georgia, Cyprus and Netherlands, both as a soloist and as chamber musician. She’s a regular guest at music festivals such as the Ticino Musica Music Festival in Switzerland, the Musica Riva Festival in Italy, the NDR Musiktag Hannover, BMW Welt Klassik & Lounge in the Steinway Lounge Munich in Germany, the Osaka Classic Festival, and the Classic Festival Hiroshima in Japan.
Miwa won various competitions, among others the Ibla Grand Prize International Music Competition in Sicily in 2014. Her executions were received with great critical acclaim from Marcello Abbado: “A fantastic pianist. She plays with great passion and a wonderful atmosphere”.
As a result of this prize, she made her debut performance in Carnegie Hall in New York in 2015 as part of her debut tour through the United States of America (Virginia, Arkansas and New York) and debut performance in Concertgebouw in the Netherlands, this performance has been broadcast by Dutch Radio4. Miwa made also recordings for Radio Classica Italia. Other prizes include the first prize in the 11th International Music Competition Luigi Cerritelli in 2014, the Martinu Prize at the Grieg Piano Competition in Norway in 2009, the Camilo Togni International Music Competition in 2008, the Valsesia International Music Competition in Monterosa in 2007 and a bronze medal in the PTNA Piano Competition in Tokyo in 2007.
She has studied with Emiko Harimoto, Aki Kuroda, Aldo Ciccolini and Bernd Goetzke at the Accademia Musicale Pescarese in Pescara with Prof. Bruno Mezzena.
Besides, being active as chamber musicians, she makes chamber music with member of the Munich Philharmonic and duos with oboist Yukino Thompson (Bavarian State Opera).
Currently, she is the accompanying pianist for the woodwinds and conducting section at the University of Music, Theater and Media in Hanover.