Prof. Mie Miki

| Accordion
_Vice-President for Artistic Excellence
_Faculty: 1

_Fax: 0031-45-5322317


About the Folkwang Accordion Class (in German)

Prize winners and famous Alumni of the Folkwang Accordion Class of Prof. Mie Miki (a selection)


Hailed as a “Queen of the Classical Accordion”, Mie Miki, started playing the instrument at the age of 4. At the age of 8, she made her first radio broadcast for NHK in Tokyo. At the age of 16, she moved to Germany to study at the Trossingen Academy of Music in Germany.

After winning the 1st prize at the International Accordion Competition in Klingenthal (Jugend Ausland) Germany and the 1st prize at the International Accordion Competition in Annecy, France, Mie Miki soon started her active performing career in Europe. In the 80s, she was invited to introduce the classical accordion for the first time in the People’s Republic of China. In 1989, for the first time ever as an accordionist, she was awarded the Förderungspreis des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen for young artists in Germany.

As a soloist, Mie Miki has appeared with numerous renowned orchestras including the Suisse Romande Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, and Belgian National Orchestra, under such conductors as Seiji Ozawa, Hiroyuki Iwaki, Yutaka Sado, Mario Venzago and Charles Dutoit. A concert series entitled “Mie Miki Accordion Works”, featuring numerous premières, takes place every year in Tokyo and more than 60 works have been dedicated to her by composers such as Hosokawa, Hölszky, Huber, Ichiyanagi, Ishii, Mochizuki and Takahashi. Her uniquely composed program with her wide range repertoire from Baroque to Contemporary attracts the audiences from different walks.
More than 26 CDs have been released by major labels such as BIS, Philips, SONY, DENON, Vanguard Classics, Camerata Tokyo and King International.

Currently, Ms. Miki is a professor for accordion and Vice-President at the Folkwang Universität der Künste Essen in Germany, and Honorary Professor at the Xinjian Arts College in China.


  • "Poem Harmonica" | Mie Miki & Joe Sakimoto Camerata 28CM-674 Mie Miki spielt französische Barockmusik Vanguard Classics 99118
  • Mie Miki Scarlatti Sonatas Vanguard Classics 99193
  • ACCORDION COSMOS | Mie Miki | CBS/SONY 30DC 5187
  • MOZART in classic accordion | Mie Miki | CBS/SONY CSCR 8360
  • Mie Miki Accordion J.S.Bach | AEOLUS ACCD-S117
  • Mie Miki Accordion Scene | fontec FOCD2532
  • SONORITIES | Mie Miki | BIS-CD-1144
  • Into the Depth of Time | Mie Miki & Nobuko Imai | BIS-CD-929
  • t"W"ogether | Mie Miki & Stefan Hussong | DENON COCQ-83298
  • Isang Yun "Chamber Music" | Mie Miki & Nomos-Quartett | cpo 999 075-2
  • Toru Takemitsu "Requiem" | Mie Miki, Saito Kinen Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa | PHILIPS PHCP-11035 PHCP-1493
  • Mie Miki Akkordeonmusik des 20.Jahrhunderts | Aachener Rückversicherungsgesellschaft AG KM019
  • Mie Miki spielt D. Scarlatti | Milky Music | Zugunsten von Amnesty International
  • Japanese Orchestra Works | fontec FOCD 3246
  • Offene Welt (Caroline Wilkins) | koch-schwann 3-5037-1
  • Forgetful Angel | Mie Miki & Joe Sakimoto | camerata 30CM-556
  • atmung...beatmungen | Akkordeon-Orchester Güdingen, E.Tschanun, Mie Miki (B.Molique:Konzert g-moll) | AK097.116
  • FIFTY YEARS HOLLAND FESTIVAL | Mauricio Kagel, Mie Miki | GLOBE GLO 6903
  • Contemporary Music from Japan (A. Nishimura) | fontec FOCD 254
  • Antiquities | Mie Miki & Nobuko Imai | BIS-CD-1229
  • Russian Folk Songs | Chikara Kishimoto: Bass, Mie Miki: Akkordeon | King International KDC 2
  • Like a Water Buffalo in 4 different styles | Suigyu SG007
  • Poem Harmonica | Mie Miki & Joe Sakimoto | Camerata 28CM674
  • Sofia Gubaidulina: Sieben Worte | Mie Miki, Torleif Thedeen, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Mario Venzago | BIS-SACD-1449
  • Grieg / Lyric Pieces: Mie Miki | BIS-CD-1629
  • [ S'il vous plait ] Virtuose und lyrische Miniaturen auf dem Akkordeon | BIS-CD-1804