Steinway Spiriocast

Hayato Sumino

From Home

Known to his millions of fans on YouTube as “Cateen”, Hayato Sumino is a brilliant pianist from Japan - now based in New York. He presents his first Spiriocast from his new home with a program that showcases his classical virtuosity as well as his exceptional improvisational skills.

Saturday, July 29, 2023
7:00 aM PT | 10:00 AM ET | 16:00 CET

Program approximately 30 minutes.


Hayato Sumino won the Grand Prix of the Special Class of the PTNA Piano Competition while he was a graduate student at the University of Tokyo in 2018. This was the start of his full-fledged musical career.In 2021, he was a semi-finalist at the XVIII International Chopin Piano Competition. In 2019, he won the third prize at the Lyon International Piano Competition, and in 2017, he won the gold medal at International Chopin Competition in Asia, and many other prizes. He studied with Jean-Marc Luisada, Katsuko Kaneko, and Tomoaki Yoshida.

He graduated from the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Information Science and Technology in March 2020, and received the University of Tokyo President’s Award. He has been engaged in research on music information processing at the Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music (IRCAM).

Currently, in addition to performing concerts in Japan and abroad, he also writes, arranges, and performs his own music under the name of “Cateen” on YouTube, with over 1,000,000 subscribers and 100 million views (as of June 2022). His unique style, a fusion of classical techniques, arrangements, and improvisational skills, has been well received by many fans.

He has performed with orchestras in Hamburg and Budapest, and has given recitals in Paris, Vienna, Poland, and other cities to great acclaim. In December 2019, he held his first solo recital tour in five cities in Japan. In the following year, he made his debut at Suntory Hall. In June 2021, he made his debut at Blue Note Tokyo. In 2022, his 9-city nationwide tour was held with its final performance at the Tokyo International Forum Hall A.

In December 2020, he released his first album “HAYATOSM” (eplus music), which won 8th place on the Oricon daily chart. He played piano and arranged all the songs for the album “Sumi Shimamoto sings Ghibli Renewal Piano Version” (Warner).

While building a solid position in classical music, he is attracting attention as a truly new type of pianist who carefully focuses on all music that goes beyond genres.


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