Yuko Kumoto

Yuko Hisamoto ,Piano

After graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts Music Department (piano major), completed the master's course at the same university.
He has performed with many orchestras and ensembles in Japan and abroad, including the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra, the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vienna Salon Orchestra, and the Berlin String Quartet.

He is highly acclaimed as a pianist who combines intelligence and sensibility, delicacy and dynamism. Lectures and recitals aimed at capturing music from multiple perspectives were introduced in the Asahi Shimbun and Tensei Jingo.

Original instruments such as Broadwood (1820), Bösendorfer (1829), Pleyel (1843), Erard (1868), etc. He has also worked on many concerts and recordings using historical instruments, pursuing the sound and aesthetics sought by composers in each era.

In 2010, on the 200th anniversary of Chopin's birth, he performed in concerts using the Pleyel throughout the country. Performed in the presence of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress at Ohga Hall in Karuizawa. Her recital in Vienna in 2011 was featured on the cover of an Austrian piano magazine, and she was the only Japanese to receive the title of Bösendorfer Artist.

In 2013, Kunitachi College of Music 90th Anniversary Commemorative Project Musical Instrument Museum Piano Project He performed in a concert using five historical musical instruments. Broadwood" (Suntory Hall Blue Rose).

In 2012 and 2014, she was invited to give recitals at the International Mozart Festival in Italy. The pattern was televised all over Italy and gained popularity. In 2017, he held a recital at the invitation of the Italian International Mozart Association (Lovereto) (performed using the fortepiano "Walter Model").

Winner of the Mainichi 21st Century Award twice. In 1997, he went to JAIMS (Japan-America Institute of Management Science) to study business administration as a special prize. During that time, he studied music production theory at the Honolulu Symphony and completed the course with an award for excellence.

Released 13 CDs so far. "Elegant Mozart" was selected as the Mainichi Shimbun CD Special Edition and Record Geijutsu Special Edition, and "Beethoven 'Therese' 'Waldstein'" received high praise from Gramophone magazine, such as ``The best Beethoven no matter how you look at it''.

His publications include ``Research on Mozart's Piano Music'' (Ongakunotomosha), ``How did Mozart play?'' (Maruzen), ``I want to play the original version! Piano", "Chopin and Pleyel Piano", "Liszt and Bösendorfer Piano" (Gakken Plus) and many others.

Professor at Kunitachi College of Music, Bösendorfer Artist, Director of Japan Latvian Music Association, Councilor of PTNA (All Japan Piano Teachers Association).

Official website http://www.yuko-hisamoto.jp/
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