101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540
Born in Japan, pianist Ikumi Hiraiwa, NCTM, holds B.A. from UCLA and M.M. from Westminster Choir College of Rider University. While Ms. Hiraiwa performs and accompanies locally, she has recently performed both solo and collaborative piano in prestigious venues such as the Kimmel Center, Philadelphia and Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, New York City. She is the recipient of first place at Westminster Piano Graduate Competition in 2006, and UCLA Benno Rubinyi Competition in 2005. Her principal piano teachers include James Goldsworthy, Victor Labenske, Walter Ponce and Jennifer Snow. Ms. Hiraiwa studied piano pedagogy with Jennifer Snow, Phyllis Alpert Lehrer, Betty Stoloff, Ingrid Clarfield, Jean Stackhouse and James Goldsworthy.
In the past, Ms. Hiraiwa coached at UCLA Summer Chamber Music Institute for four years, and taught basic musicianship at Point Loma Keyboard Institute, San Diego.
Currently, Ms. Hiraiwa is a member of MTNA, NJMTA, and College Music Society. She has a private studio in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and is on faculty at Westminster Conservatory of Music, teaching piano and theory, since 2006.