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Chika Murata Sound + Piano Ensemble Series Vol.1

Chika Murata Sound + Piano Ensemble Series Vol.1


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Chika Murata Oto plus Piano Ensemble Series vol.1

Co-starring: Apollo Musagate Quartet
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Haydn: Piano Trio No. 43 in C major, Hob.XV-27
Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor KV478
Haydn: String Quartet No.55 in D major, Hob.III-70
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op.44

J.Haydn : Piano trio No.43 in C major Hob.XV-27
WAMozart : Piano quartet No.1 in G minor KV478
J.Haydn : String quartet No.55 in D major Hob.III-70
R.Schumann : Piano quintet in E flat major Op.44


Chika Murata, Pianist
After studying at the High School of Music attached to the Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts, he graduated from the same university, completed the graduate school there, and went to Europe in 2003. Graduated from Haydn Institute. While enrolled, he appeared in numerous concerts both within and outside the university upon recommendation. In 2004, a CD with Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra violist Daniela Ivanova was released by Renova Classics.
Winner of the 2006 Austrian Thomas Tik Infeld Prize, 2009 International Schubert Contemporary Music Competition, International Haydn Chamber Music Competition Jury Special Prize.
In addition to Japan, he has actively performed concerts in Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Serbia, etc., and has appeared five times in a row in the concerto series at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall from 2003 to 2007, and has been well received.
In addition, he has collaborated with famous musicians from Japan and abroad, such as Leipzig String Quartet, the world's most active artist group, former Bamberg Symphony Orchestra principal flutist Walter Forchart, cellist Reinhard Ratsko, violinists Kiyoshi Okayama, and Johannes Meissl. His trust is deep, and even after returning to Japan, he is developing his own field while developing various activities. In 2011, Schubert's performance in Tokyo with Reiner Honeck, Principal of the Vienna Philharmonic, was acclaimed.
In addition, he is involved in outreach projects in various parts of Japan, and in Wakayama Prefecture, he travels to elementary schools as an artist of the Foundation for Regional Creation to convey the appeal of music to children. Received the 2010 Okuwa Cultural Encouragement Award. Received the 2011 Wakayama City Cultural Encouragement Award. Currently, he is also involved in teaching younger students as a lecturer at Tokyo University of the Arts and Seitoku University.

Apollo Musagate Quartet
Apollon Musagete Quartett
In the five years since its inception, the Apollon Musergate Quartet has not only garnered critical acclaim, but has wowed the judges of numerous prestigious competitions. In addition to winning the international chamber music competitions in Vienna and Florence, the ensemble has won various awards, and the ensemble is suddenly in the spotlight in the European music scene. It was the 57th Munich International Music Competition sponsored by ARD that swept most of the special prizes, including the first prize, that made their fame decisive.
In March 2010, he made his debut at the Berlin Philharmonic. In 2010, he established his own Apollon Muthergate Festival in Goslar, where he welcomes well-known musicians such as former members of the Alban Berg Quartet to give concerts.
In 2010, he made his CD debut on Ames Classics with works by Haydn, Brahms, Szymanowski and Shchedrin's "Lyric Scenes". Winner of "CD of the Month" at Radio Stephansdom, Vienna and Pasticcio Award from ORF.