Appointed in 2007
A native of Tokyo, Japan, pianist Mami Hayashida has appeared as a soloist and as a chamber musician in the United Sates, Japan and Europe.¬† She has collaborated with members of the St. Petersburg String Quartet, Bruckner Orchestra Linz, Basel Symphony Orchestra, Swiss Chamber Orchestra, Saito Kinen Orchestra, and Lexington Philharmonic, and appeared at the Hakuba International Chamber Music Festival and the Hampden-Sydney Music Festival among others.¬†¬† In December 2006, she performed Ravel’s G Major Concerto with the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra as the winner of the UKSO Competition.¬† Her recent appearances include the premiere of award-winning composer Joseph Baber‚Äôs Sonata for Three Cellos and Piano at the 2006 KMTA Conference as well as the Brahms’ Horn Trio performance with the Lexington Philharmonic Concertmaster Daniel Mason and a former Chicago Symphony member Gail Williams.
Dr. Hayashida is the recently-appointed Professor of Piano at Georgetown College. Prior to her Georgetown College appointment, she taught piano at University of Kentucky, the Kentucky State University, Indiana University, and the Academy of Music at St. Francis in the Fields in Louisville, KY.¬† In 2006, she was one of two Teaching Assistants campus-wide to receive the 2005-06 Provost’s Awards for Outstanding Teaching at University of Kentucky.¬† Her current and past students have received various prizes and recognitions at local and state-level competitions and festivals, including the KMTA Junior Piano Competition, Nathaniel Patch Competition, GLMTA Keyboard Festival, and the Lexington Bach Contest.¬† She currently serves on the KMTA Executive Board as the Theory Chair.
Dr. Hayashida received the B.M. in Piano Performance and the B.A. in History and Philosophy of Science from Oberlin College.¬† Since then, she has studied at the Hochschule f√ľr Musik in Frankfurt, Germany, and Indiana University, where she earned her master‚Äôs degree. She completed her D.M.A. at the University of Kentucky under the guidance of Irina Voro.¬† Her previous teachers include Monique Duphil, Herbert Seidel, Jean-Louis Haguenauer, and Cliff Jackson.