Rie Koyama (bassoon),
born in 1991 in Stuttgart/Germany, is from a Japanese family of musicians and has already won top accolades in many important national and international competitions, including second prize and the special prize for the best interpretation of a comissioned composition at the 62nd ARD International Music Competition Munich in the bassoon category (first prize not being awarded).
She has already won 24 first prizes at competitions which include the Muri Competition 2013, the 37th German Music Competition 2012, the 57th German Conservatory Competition 2009, the International Academic Oboe and Bassoon Competition Lódz, Poland 2008, the German Bundeswettbewerb “Jugend musiziert” 2006. She has also received the DAAD Prize (German Academic Exchange Service) as well as many other awards.
She is a founding member of Veits Quintet where she enjoys collaborating with her amazing fellow musicians and the Ensemble was awarded 2.Prize at the Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition 2015 in Copenhagen. Her regular chamber music ensembles include the Veits-Quintett, the Trio Walter and the »franz ensemble«.
Rie Koyama received scholarship from the Jürgen Ponto Foundation and the Rohm Music Foundation in Japan, and was awarded a one-year scholarship from the German Music Foundation (Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben) in May 2012.
She has already performed as a soloist with many well-known orchestras, including the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, the Brandenburg State Orchestra, German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Saarbrücken, the Heidelberg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Munich Radio Orchestra, the Schleswig-Holstein Symphony Orchestra, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, the Mannheim Chamber Orchestra, the Neubrandenburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the South-west German Chamber Orchestra Pforzheim, the Argovia Philharmonic (formerly Aargau Symphony Orchestra), the Korean Chamber Orchestra, the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, the Osaka Symphony Orchestra, the Polish Chamber Philharmonic, the Szczecin Chamber Orchestra, the Szekelyfold Philharmonic in Romania.
Since 2015, Rie Koyama has been principal bassoonist with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen under the baton of Paavo Järvi and in November 2020 she joined the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra as a principal bassoonist.