Ayako Tsuruta, Piano | Chamber Music


Ayako Tsuruta is a consummate musician and a promoter of music and musicians at all levels. As the director of a non-profit organization and through Odyssey Chamber Music Series, she has brought numerous students of piano and chamber music, to be featured in multiple formal concert events, master classes and outreach concerts. In Columbia, she has produced a number of competition winners of the MTNA and MMTA State Auditions, the Missouri Federated Music Club (State), Missouri Symphony's Piano Showcase, to name a few.

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Education BM '93, The Juilliard School (Josef Raieff) MM '95 & AD '96,The Yale School of Music (Claude Frank) Private studies in London, UK (Maria Curcio, Artur Pizarro, Stephen Coombs) ABD, Univ of Alberta (Marek Jablonski)

Awards 2019 Readers Choice Award by Columbia Tribune for Columbia Music School

Associations Missouri Music Teachers Association (MMTA) Mid-Missouri Area Music Teachers Association (MMAMTA), two-time President

Genres & Ages Taught Classical Piano and Chamber Music, ages 5 to 18

Live performance from Odyssey Chamber Music Series, December 2018: Rachmaninoff's Suite No. 1 for two pianos with Peter Miyamoto.


Columbia, Missouri 65203
United States

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