Ayumi Janke was born into a German-Japanese family in Munich,
Germany. From the age of three onwards she studied the piano under the
guidance of her father Prof. Ansgar Janke, and just shortly later also
the violin. She was accepted as a junior student by Prof. Karl-Heinz
Kaemmerling at the Mozarteum Salzburg and, after graduating from
secondary school, she studied the piano as a regular student and was
awarded the Masters degree with Distinction in 2010. Further inspiration
she received from Prof. Gerhard Oppitz, Prof. Klaus Hellwig and Prof.
At the age of five she won the 1. Price with Distinction at the
‘Jugend musiziert’ German federal competition for piano soloists and
further first prices on regional
and federal level in different ensembles, often together with the award
of various special prices. Additionally, she was awarded a price by the
European Union of Music Competitions for Youth. Several foundations
such as the ‘Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes’ (German National
Academic Foundation) or the ‘Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben’ (German
Foundation for Musical Life) have awarded her grants and fellowships.
She performed concerts in famous European and Japanese concert
halls and occasions, such as the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the
Festival, the Mittelrhein Musik-Momenten, the Bach-Festival Bern and
the ‘Lago Maggiore’ in Italy. Apart from her soloist concerts she has
accomplished praise in the field of chamber music. At the
Sarasate-Competition in Pamplona/Spain she was awarded a special price
for exemplary performance as piano accompanist in 2007. Since then she
has been named official piano accompanist at numerous international
competitions and master courses.
Ayumi Janke complements her work as an artist on stage by her
didactic work as a member of the ‘Interdisziplinaere Forum für
kuenstlerische Interpretation’ (Interdisciplinary
Forum for Artist Interpretation) at the Leopold Mozart Center,
University of Augsburg and since 2015 at the ‘Kalaidos Musikhochschule
Aarau’ (Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences) in Switzerland.