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Music in Style Shu Iwasaki Series Vol.32?Welcome the Lotus Quartet?

Music in Style Shu Iwasaki Series Vol.32?Welcome the Lotus Quartet?


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Venue : Toppan Hall
Toppan Hall

Shuku Iwasaki, piano

Lotus Quartet
Sachiko Kobayashi (violin)
Mathias Neundorf (violin)
Tomoko Yamasaki (viola)
Chihiro Saitoo (cello)

All seats reserved All Seat Reservation Only
Adults ¥5,000, Students ¥4,000



WA Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, K478
A. Dvorak: Piano Quintet in A major, op.81
Av Webern: Slow movement for string quartet
R. Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat major op.44


Shuku Iwasaki [Piano]
Born in Kurashiki City. Studied under Akiko Iguchi, Motonari Iguchi, J. Lataina, Benedetti Michelangeli, S. Lorenzi, and I. Freundrich at Toho Gakuen University, Hartford University, Juilliard School, and Chigiana School of Music. In 1967, he won the 3rd prize in the duo section of the Munich International Music Competition. In 1968, he won the Special Prize for Accompanist at the Budapest International Music Competition and in 1970 at the Tchaikovsky International Music Competition. Since then, he has performed with famous artists such as Janos Starker, Paul Tortelier, Peter Lucas-Graf, Itzhak Perlman, André Navarra, Ivry Gitlis, Uto Ughi, Mischa Maisky, Maurice Gendron, etc. In addition, for 20 years, every summer he taught chamber music classes with Professor Riccardo Brengola at the Conservatoire de Chigiana in Siena. Since 1976, he has presided over "Shu Iwasaki Music in Style". For 18 years from 1979, he planned and held the "Okinawa Moon Beach Music Camp & Festival", followed by the "Okinawa International Music Festival" from 1997 with his younger brother Ko Iwasaki. In 1989, he received the Art Festival Award for his achievements in "Shu Iwasaki Music in Style." In January 1999, he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Kingdom of Norway. In March, he traveled with Ko Iwasaki to Istanbul, Ankara, and Rome as a music envoy of the Japan Foundation. Currently, in addition to his performance activities, he is a jury member of Italy's Valsesia Musica and the Cantu International Music Competition, and is a professor at Toho Gakuen Graduate School from 1999 to March 2008. He also teaches at Kurashiki Sakuyo University and Shobi Gakuen University Graduate School. . Advisor of the Kurashiki City Cultural Promotion Foundation. In July 2005, he received the Fukutake Cultural Award together with Kou. In March 2006, he served as head of the jury at the 1st Takamatsu International Piano Competition. In July 2007, he gave a master class at the Gubbio Music Festival in Italy and performed with the Archimede Quartet. In October of the same year, he performed with Ivry Gitlis (violin) in Sapporo, and in November he performed Beethoven's Triple Concerto with Ko Iwasaki and Jun Iwasaki with the Okayama Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2008, he co-starred with Uto Woogi (violin), performing in various places and gaining popularity. In November 2008, he has been active in a wide range of activities, including a concert trip to Taiwan. In March 2010, he served as head of the jury at the 2nd Takamatsu International Piano Competition following the 1st. His publications include "Ensemble no Yorokobi" (Shunjusha) and "If there is music" (co-authored by Ko Iwasaki/Kibito Publishing, 2009).