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Chika Murata Sound + Piano Ensemble Series Vol.2

Chika Murata Sound + Piano Ensemble Series Vol.2


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Chika Murata Oto plus Piano Ensemble Series vol.2

Co-starring: Kiyoshi Okayama (violin) , Seiki Shinohe (clarinet)
Kiyoshi Okayama, violin / Seiki Shinohe, clarinet 03-5840-2222
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Haydn: Sonata in G major for violin and piano, Hob.XV-32
Brahms: Sonata No. 1 in G major for violin and piano, Op. 78
Zemlinsky: Fantasia on Demel's Poetry, Op.9 (arr. Cl, Pf)
Berg: "Adagio" from Chamber Concerto (arr. Vn, Cl, Pf)
Mozart: Sonata in B flat major for violin and piano KV454


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 of 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.

Kiyoshi Okayama (violin)
Completed graduate school at Tokyo University of the Arts. In 1968, he studied abroad at the Hamburg College of Music as a German government scholarship student. In 1970, he won the Mendelssohn Competition "String Quartet" in Berlin. In 1970, he received the Ysaye Medal in Brussels, Belgium. From 1971 to 1971, he served as the first concertmaster of the Beethovenhalle Orchestra in Bonn, Germany, and performed solo and chamber music activities in major European cities. be. Returned to Japan in the same year. He has been active as the first concertmaster of the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra for seven years.
From 1990 to 2010, he served as a professor at Tokyo University of the Arts, providing guidance to younger generations. Currently Professor Emeritus at the same university. Visiting professor at the Vienna University of Music and Drama.
Leader of the Kiyoshi Okayama String Quartet.

Seiki Shinohe (Clarinet)
Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts in 1974 after attending the Music High School attached to Tokyo University of the Arts. In 1974, he studied at the Karajan Academy in Berlin, where he studied under Karl Leister. Participated in regular performances of the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Salzburg Festival as an extra member of the Berliner Philharmoniker. In 1975, he joined the Berlin Symphony Orchestra. In 1978, he moved to the North West German Philharmonic as a solo clarinetist. In 1980, he rejoined the Berlin Symphony Orchestra as a solo clarinetist. In 1995, he left the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, moved his base of activities to Japan, and became the principal clarinetist of the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra. Currently, he is a visiting professor at Tokyo College of Music, a lecturer at Toho Gakuen University, and Nihon University College of Art. He has performed with world-famous conductors such as Herbert von Karajan, Claudio Abbado, Simon Rattle, Seiji Ozawa, Yuri Temirkanov, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Manfred Honeck. So far, mainly chamber music works, CDs have been released from the labels Classic Studio Berlin, TDK, DENON, Camerata Tokyo, and Art Union.