“I heard from you a really great Ondine by Ravel with the most moving expression” -Ivan Moravec
“one of the best of the finest young pianists, capable of become one of the truly great pianists” -Paul Badura-Skoda
“…he has a spellbinding virtuosity, feeling for the music he performs and a very sympathetic personality.” ?After listening Rachmaninov No.3 Concerto…, I am again impressed by his phenomenal talent. ” – Tamás Vásáry
Japanese pianist Tomoki Sakata “demonstrated virtuosity, considerable color and expressivity” (Dallas Morning News) during the 2013 Cliburn Competition, earning him a place among the top six finalists. Just 22 years old, he is building a reputation for a “youthful overabundance of talent” that creates “its own visceral excitement” (Theater Jones).
1st prize winner International Franz Liszt Piano Competition(International Music Competition of Budapest).