After studying at the Musashino Musicae in Tokyo with Prof.Elena Ashkenazy Mutsumi Saiki was admitted to the University of Music and Dramatic Arts Mozarteum Salzburg, where she was in the class of Prof.Cordelia Hoefer-Teutsch. Mutsumi Saiki graduated Mozarteum for her Bachelor’s degree with the highest score. After the graduation This pianist studied further with Prof.Konstanze Eickhorst at the University of Music Lübeck in Germany, where she got a Master’s degree.
Mutsumi Saiki participated in different international music courses and masterclasses, among which the chamber music course ‘Kammermusikcampus’ (Lübeck, Germany), the piano solo ‘Accademia Internationale di Musica Cagliari’ (Cagliari,Italy), ‘Internationale Sommerakademie Salzburg’ (Salzburg, Austria), the course held by the ‘Emil Gilels Foundation Festival’ (Freiburg, Germany), Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival’ (Lübeck, Germany) and ‘Sommercampus Rostock’ (Rostock, Germany). Here she received piano masterclasses from Prof.Robert Levin, Sir Andras Schiff, Prof.Dmitri Bashkirov, Prof.Lilya Zilberstein, Prof.Andrezej Jasinski, Prof.Matthias Kirschnereit, Prof.Jacques Rouvier and Prof.Grigory Gruzman.
Mutsumi Saiki has performed eagerly not only as a soloist but also as a chamber musician throughout the world and has recorded for the CD-Project “Cordelia’s Tastentiger„ at the University Mozarteum, for a broadcasting such as Norddeutscher Rundfunk NDR (Hamburg, Germany) and for a live-streaming at the opening concert of the 25th Brahms Festival (Lübeck, Germany). As a soloist she has appeared with Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock during the Music Festival „Festspiel Mecklenburg-Vorpommern“ (Germany).
This pianist won not only scholarships but prizes such as at the second Elena Richter international piano competition (Tokyo, Japan), the 7th Luciano Luciani International Piano Competition (Cosanza, Italy), Concours International de Piano France-Amérique (Paris, France), the Grand Prize International Music Competition (Vienna, Austria), the 37th Dalia Steinberg International Piano Competition (Madrid, Spain), and Stipendium der Possehl-Stiftung (Lübeck, Germany).