Kiyotaka IZUMI was born in Tokyo, Japan. In 1995 he graduated from The Music High School, Faculty of Music, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. In 1997 he left his country for Belgium and studied at the Royal Flemish Conservatoire of Music in Antwerp, under the supervision of Professor Levente Kende and Heidi Hendrickx.
He performed at concerts such as the International Chopin Festival in Ghent, and the Royal Gala Concert for the Prince and Princess of Belgium. He played with orchestras such as the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Hermes Ensemble, the Concert festival Orchestre, and the Orchestra of the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp. He has performed concerts and recitals in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, Germany, Italy and Japan. His last live concert in Japan, recorded by the Japanese radio, has been broadcast several times.
Kiyotaka IZUMI became laureate of several international piano competitions, including the Benelux Young Virtuoso Competition 1998, the International EPTA Competition for Piano Duo 1999, where he also received the SABAM Prize, the International Emmanuel Durlet Piano Competition 2002 (Belgium), where he was awarded the special prize for the best performance of the work of Emmanuel Durlet, the International Maria Yudina Competition for Piano Duo in St.-Petersburg, 2005 (Russia), the special prize for the best performance of music by a Balearic Island Composer at the International Piano Competition Vila de Capdepera, Island of Majorca 2005 (Spain), and the International Competition - Un Ricetto in Musica for piano-duo 2008 (Italy).
In 2002 he received the Master of Music degree from the Royal Flemish Conservatoire in Antwerp, with highest honours for piano. Afterwards he studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Music in Brussels under the supervision of Professor Boyan Vodenitcharov. In 2004 he recorded a CD with works of F. Chopin and the Belgian composer Emmanuel Durlet. These pieces are often broadcast by Radio VRT/KLARA. In 2005 he received the degree Specialization in Chamber Music from the Royal Conservatory in Brussels and in 2008 he received the Postgraduate Concert Soloist Degree with highest honours from the Royal Flemish Conservatory of Music in Antwerp.
Kiyotaka IZUMI is piano professor at the Municipal Academy of Music and Word in Borgerhout and Willebroek. He is also piano accompanist at the Royal Flemish Conservatoire of Music in Antwerp.