She won prizes at piano competitions, among others, at Porto, Vevey and at the renowned Bach competition in Leipzig. Since then Miku Nishimoto-Neubert has made frequent appearances in Europe, Japan and North America, both as soloist and as accompanist. Her solo repertoire embraces all genres of piano music; her priority lies in the music of Bach, the German
Romantic repertoire and in modern classics.
Besides her fine sense of rhythm is a clear, impulsive tone quality, which makes her playing so engaging and exciting. In addition to carefully chosen tempi she achieves a structural clarity, enabling the listener to experience the music as a dramatic vision. Thanks to an exceptional technical versatility her approach to the works she performs remains respectful in regard of textual detail. Miku Nishimoto-Neubert aims for an intensely spiritual approach to the music, elevating her interpretations to something out of the ordinary.
Miku Nishimoto-Neubert is rightly regarded as an “outstanding Bach soloist”. In order to identify with the complex and differentiated sound-world of Bach, she has, in the past years, made his works something of her own. In her many new Bach interpretations, his best-known works appear as new.
Her playing draws its strength and vitality from a consistent identification with the structural and spiritual demands of Bach’s music. These can be transmitted to the discerning listener only through an open approach and a consistent re-appraisal of one’s own mental and technical resources.
Miku Nishimoto-Neubert is on the faculty for Piano Accompaniment at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich.