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Chiho Sunamoto

Telephone Number :  0191 258 7541   or   07967229094

Email address :  chiho.sunamoto@btinternet.com

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.


March 31st

   Seacroft Spring Spectacular

May 7th

   The Blackpool Extravaganza

August 21st

   Music in Llandudno


March 5th

   AOE Musical Break

Concerts in 2017
January 8thWisbech - KeyNote CONCERTS
January 12thStockport Organ & Keyboard Club (more details)

New Years Party Members and invited guests

March 12thRutland Organ and Keyboard Music Club (more details)

with Jon Smith

March 14thWhite Rose Organ & Keyboard Society
May 10thHerne Bay Organ and Keyboard Club
May 16thBournemouth Pavilion (more details)

with Jon Smith

June 14thEast London and Essex Electronic Keyboard Club
June 15thSussex Keyboard and Organ Club
July 1stThe Crossing Church & Centre, Worksop. (more details)

'East Meets West' ..... again! with Jon Smith

July 23rdNorth East Theatre Organ Association (more details)

and Jon Smith

August 10thYork Electronic Organ & Keyboard Society (more details)

(With guest Jon Smth)

August 14thFelixstowe Electronic Organ Club
August 20thAldermaston Concert Centre
August 24thMusical Breaks (more details)

Kensington Hotel, Llandudno, Evening Concert

August 29thNorwich Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club
September 10thKent and Sussex Organ Club (more details)

with Jon Smith

September 11thMedway Organ and Keyboard Club
September 12thSouth Yorkshire Keyboard and Organ Club (more details)

with Jon Smith

September 17thMusic for the North East (more details)

with Jon Smith

September 23rdseacroft
September 24thseacroft
October 13thBristol Hammond and Electronic Organ Society
October 19thHarrogate Electronic Organ & Keyboard Club
October 26thTaunton and Wellington Keyboard Club
October 29thYamaha club weekend
November 9thSleaford Organ Club
November 25thWimbledon charity concert with Ikuko Yokoyama (more details)

with Jon Smith

November 28thNew Forest Organ Society
December 10thMusic for the North East (more details)

with Jon Smith

December 12thSouth Yorkshire Keyboard and Organ Club (more details)

with Jon Smith

December 21stEast Herts Modern Organ Club
Concerts in 2018
January 10thHailsham Organ Club
January 22ndLeyland In Tune
January 26thCrawley Keyboard Club
February 21stLlay Organ Society (more details)

& Jon Smith

February 28thBedford Organ and Keyboard Club
March 7thAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE)
March 8thAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE) (more details)

Informal Morning Concert

March 14thClacton Keyboard Music Club (Formerly Clacton & District Organ Society)
March 19thHull - The Organised Music Society (TOMS) (more details)

with Jon Smith

March 21stBroadway Organ Society
March 25thSwineshead Charity Concerts (more details)


April 10thPenrith and District Organ Society
April 17thBournemouth Electronic Organ Society
April 19thWeyhill Electronic Organ Society
May 20thSt Audries Bay Organ Weeks
June 16thColchester Organ Society (more details)

Saturday afternoon -special concert.

July 5thScunthorpe Organ Society
July 14thCrossing
July 17thWoodhall Spa and District Organ Society
July 24thLaunceston Electronic Organ Club (more details)

Eagle House Hotel Launceston PL15 8BA With Jon Smith

July 26thKingswinford and District Organ Society (more details)

& Jon Smith

August 13thMedway Organ and Keyboard Club
August 20thDerby Organ and Keyboard Club
September 3rdNuneaton and District Organ Society
October 16thBolton In Tune (BADEOS)
November 16thCookhill Keyboard Club
November 27thWhite Rose Organ & Keyboard Society
December 11thNew Forest Organ Society
December 12thWorld of Music (formally North East Derbyshire Organ Society) (more details)

with Jon Smith