03|08|2018 • Concert Hall • 20h



Liszt Jeux d’ eau à la villa d’este

Ravel Jeux d’eau Ravel

Gaspard de la nuit

Debussy Images


Born in Tokyo, she studied at the Tokyo University of the Arts (Geidai). On a recommendation of Karl-Heinz Kämmerling she completed her studies in Hannover at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, where she took the concert exam in 2001. She won awards in international competitions, including in 1994 a first prize at the Concurso Internacional de Música da Cidade do Porto in Portugal, in 1997 a finalist prize at the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in Vevey and a finalist prize at the Esther Honens International Piano Competition in Calgary, and in 1998 third prize at the Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig. She has been teaching piano accompaniment at the Musikhochhschule in Munich from 2002. The pianist is known as an accompanist and for her collaboration in several music projects. She participated in a concert of the Hochschule to celebrate the 75th birthday of Wilhelm Killmayer with performances of his songs, which was also recorded live. In 2013 she accompanied soprano Nadja Michael in a program Orlando Misterioso of staged songs by Richard Wagner, Robert Schumann, Hugo Wolf, Gustav Mahler, ending with MORGEN! by Richard Strauss at the Theater an der Wien. Also in that year she was the pianist in the premiere of an interactive video opera by Helga Pogatschar for a performer and eight instrumentalists, based on Kafka’s DAS SCHLOSS, which was performed in the Reaktorhalle München. She recorded works by Johann Sebastian Bach, including his CHROMATIC FANTASIA AND FUGUE, the PARTITAS NO. 2 IN C MINOR and NO. 6 IN E MINOR, the FRENCH SUITE NO. 5 in G MAJOR, BWV 816, and the ITALIAN CONCERTO. Her playing has been described as avoiding a lyrical attitude, “moving between capricious high spirits and a meditative inwardness”, adding that she “applies pedal mostly as a special effect, and each note in her melodic lines is distinct and perfectly articulated”. She recorded KLAVIERSTÜCKE OP. 118 and OP. 119 by Johannes Brahms in 2013. She played works from her last CD at her debut concert in Berlin, at the Konzerthaus Berlin on 22 October 2013, along with PRAELUDIUM, Op. 32, by Graham Waterhouse and Mendelssohn’s VARIATIONS SÉRIEUSES, Op. 54.