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Chiho Sunamoto

Telephone Number :  0191 258 7541   or   07967229094

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Address :  37 Moor Close,  North Shields,  Tyne and Wear,  NE29 8DB 

About Chiho

Chiho Sunamoto, who has recently been described as the Vanessa Mae of the organ and keyboard world, brings a breath of fresh air onto the keyboard scene. Originally from Matsuyama, in the South of Japan, Chiho began by learning the piano at the age of 3, from there progressing at the age of 9 to the local Yamaha Music School to learn the art of organ playing.

During Chiho's time at St. Katerina University, where she studied opera singing, piano and classical organ, she became one of the youngest people to pass Yamaha's top exam, Grade 3 Music Diploma.

Twice Chiho was a finalist in the Yamaha Electone (organ) Festival, which led to offers of work from Yamaha as an overseas demonstrator and contracts with two of Japan's major TV stations where she composed and performed for a variety of shows.

After leaving University, Chiho continued to tour as an overseas demonstrator for Yamaha, performing in 42countries. In 1986 she settled in the North East of England and has continued to perform both nationally and internationally. As well as performing, Chiho teaches organ and piano, and is the only female in Europe to hold Yamaha top exam passes in Piano, Organ and Music Fundamentals. She is often called upon to judge international music competitions.

Since being based in the UK, Chiho has released 10 CDs, 9 cassettes and a video featuring a range of music. She has also released several software discs and music books for Yamaha.

Notable public performances include:-

Edinburgh Festival, Becks Theatre London, Blackpool Tower Centenary concert which was broadcast live on Radio 2, the Bridgewater Hall Manchester, and the Fairfield Hall, Croydon. Her latest TV performance is part of the Channel 4 documentary series about the organ, entitled "Howard Goodall's Organ Works"

Chiho plays the latest top of the range, state of the art, all singing, all dancing electronic Yamaha Organs and Clavinova that sound one minute like the Berlin Philharmonic and the next like Deep Purple. She also sings like an angel and has a smile that would melt Mount Fuji. Her love of music and performing, combined with her sunny personality, guarantee that anyone attending one of her performances will have an enjoyable time. Her diverse musical tastes that includes classical composers through Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff to Frank Sinatra, ensures there is something for everyone in her performances.

Chiho's Photo Gallery

Chiho's Concert Diary

Chiho's Festival appearances

Chiho will also be featured at the following festivals this year.


May 6th

   Key Breaks with Brett & Chris - Cheshire

May 15th

   St. Andries Bay - May 2016

Concerts in 2016
January 24thMusic For The North East (more details)

St Aidan s church Bill Mill

January 24thMusic for the North East
February 16thBolton In Tune (BADEOS)
February 28thMusic for the North East
March 6thNorthallerton; Music For Northallerton (more details)

with Jon Smith

March 9thClacton Keyboard Music Club (Formerly Clacton & District Organ Society)
March 21stBrentwood Organ and Keyboard Club
March 30thLlay Organ Society (more details)

with Jon Smith

April 7thBournemouth Pavilion
April 12thPenrith and District Organ Society
April 15thBurgess Hill Keyboard Club
April 20thSt Austell Organ & Keyboard Club
April 21stWeyhill Electronic Organ Society
May 6thBriston Organ Shows
May 7thKey Breaks (more details)

The Park Royal Hotel

May 8thOrgan & Keyboard Cavalcade Blackpool (more details)

with Jon Smith

May 9thOrgan & Keyboard Cavalcade Blackpool (more details)

with Jon Smith

May 11thHerne Bay Organ and Keyboard Club
May 18thBroadway Organ Society
May 19thSt Audries Bay
May 20thSt Audries Bay
June 6thNuneaton and District Organ Society
June 10thColchester Organ Society
June 28thNew Forest Organ Society
July 4thNottingham Organ Society
August 2ndBexley Music Club
August 10thHailsham Organ Club
August 16thWoodhall Spa and District Organ Society
August 17thKings Lynn Organ Club (more details)

West Winch Village Hall

August 22ndBanstead Organ and Keyboard Club
August 23rdGloucestershire Keyboard and Organ Club
September 1stScunthorpe Organ Society
September 2ndKent and Sussex Organ Club
September 27thLaunceston Electronic Organ Club
October 18thBournemouth Electronic Organ Society
October 26thBedford Organ and Keyboard Club
October 27thKingswinford and District Organ Society
November 6thKeyNote concert
November 8thBournemouth Pavilion (more details)

with Jon Smith

November 15thWithernsea Organ Society
December 19thNene Valley Organ Club - Northampton
Concerts in 2017
June 14thEast London and Essex Electronic Keyboard Club
August 14thFelixstowe Electronic Organ Club
August 29thNorwich Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club
August 30thVerwood Organ Society (more details)

Duet show with Jon Smith

October 26thTaunton and Wellington Keyboard Club
December 21stEast Herts Modern Organ Club