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Born in Osaka in Japan, began to play piano at age 3 and a half.
First prize at the National Piano Competition in Japan launched her international career as the winner of the 2nd Grand Prix in the Long/ Thibaud Competition in Paris with 4 special prizes given by A. Rubinstein, Emile Sauer, Prince Rainier III of Monaco etc. Lauréat at the Fryderyk Chopin International Competition in Warsaw. She studied with Aldo Ciccolini ( Paris Conservatoire ), Vlado Perlemuter, Conrad Hansen, Louis Kentner, Colette Zerah, S. Nagai &
She has performed throughout the world in 37 countries at Berlin Philharmony Hall, Gewanthaus concert Hall, Suntory Hall, Teatro Colon, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Salle Pleyel, Salle Gaveau, Wigmore Hall, with outstanding orchestras and conductors such as Skrowacewski, F. Bruggen, Janowsky, Sinaisky, Foster, Gushulbauer, Sado, Inoué, Muto, P.I.Calderón, Milanov.
Her Duo Concert with M. Argerich has been broadcasted many times in the world. She performed often with M. Argerich, I.Gitlis, A. Dumay, R. Pasquier, A.Noras, A. Hewitt, the Quintets as Moragues, Parisii, Via Nova etc. She appears regularly at festivals in La Roque d’Anthéron, Menton, Echternach, Verbier, Nantes, Nice, Lugano, Lisbon, Toledo, New York, Salt Lake City & Warsaw, Tokyo etc.
Her discography includes Chopin, Ravel, Dynam-Victor Fumet (world first recording).Also works by Fauré, Franck, Grieg, Lekeu, Pierné, Webern as chamber music CDs. She was awarded twice Grand Prix d’Or for her recordings of Hikari Ōe. For her services to French music, Ebi was named a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in 1993, and in 2002 she received Japan’s prestigious ExxonMobile Music Prize.
She is often invited to give master classes in many countries as France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, Finland, Russia, many cities in USA, Canada, Argentine, Japan. She is often invited as a jury member at the international competitions such as Chopin in Warsaw, Long-Thibaud, Haskil, Bachauer, Santander, Canals, e-competition etc. She served as the president of jury at Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in 2012 & 2015 and is the president of Chopin Society in Japan since March 2020.