Moto Harada ( Mototsugu Harada ) was born in Japan. He studied Music and Music Education at the Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music. He continued his studies in 1980 at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. In 1982 he joined the class of Jacob Lateiner, Professor at the Juilliard School in New York. A year later, in 1983, an invitation of the Polish Government allowed to continue in a two year study at the Academy of Music in Warsaw with Prof. Regina Smendzianka. In Poland, he played in numerous concerts and performed on radio and television. A scholarship awarded by Rotary International brought him to Germany. Under Prof. Karl-Heinz KĂ¤mmerling at the Hanover University of Music and Drama he completed his studies with the Concert Exam.
Since 1988 Moto Harada teaches at the University of Hildesheim. Many of his students won prices in important competitions. In addition to his teaching he continued his activities as concert pianist. Works of classical and romantic composers (Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin and others) are a major focus of his repertoire. Furthermore, he performed an large spectrum of virtuosic pieces of music for piano (Ravel, Debussy, Gershwin among others). Moto Harada was also engaged to bring forward contemporary music and played world premieres of piano works by Witold Szalonekâ€™s, Gyu-Bong Yiâ€™s and other modern composers. Moto Harada undertook concert journeys beyond the German speaking countries throughout Europe, and to Overseas destinations.