After studying in Toho Senior High School, Masaru Okada went to Austria to study at Salzburg Mozarteum and Hochschule der Künste Berlin in 1995. He has been awarded 1st prize at Arthur Schnabel Competition in 1997 and at 5th Franz Liszt International Piano Competition in 1999. He held recitals in Europe and U.S.A. He has performed successfully with Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra under Zoltán Kocsis. In 2001, he was given a Jury Discretionary Award at 11th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. He also received many awards in Japan.