Akemi Murakami, born in Japan, studied piano at the Kyoto University of Music and Art and with Prof. Felix Gottlieb at the Freiburg University of Music. She received her diploma at the University of Music and Theater Munich after studying with Prof. Helmut Deutsch and Prof. Donald Sulzen, Prof. Céline Dutilly, Prof. Siegfried Mauser and Fritz Schwinghammer. Masterclasses with Helmut Deutsch, Graham Johnson, Wolfram Rieger, Ian Bostridge, Julius Drake, Christian Gerhaher, Gerold Huber, Thomas Quasthoff and Justus Zeyen complete her education.
Murakami is a laureate and finalist of many important competitions, including »Schubert and the Music of Modernity« (Lied duo) in Graz.
She played at the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg in 2010 and debuted at the Max Reger Days in Weiden in 2012. Additionally she was promoted by Yehudi Menuhin “Live Music Now” Foundation. She is an official companion for the ARD music competition and at the »Liedakademie Vienna« with Angelika Kirchschlager.
With her duo partner Andreas Burkhart Akemi Murakami has already performed numerous Liederabende. She is the initiator and artistic director of the cycle»LIEDERLEBEN« in Munich.