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Chika Murata Sound + Piano Ensemble Series Vol.3

Chika Murata Sound + Piano Ensemble Series Vol.3


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Chika Murata Oto plus Piano Ensemble Series vol.3

Co-starring: Reiner Honeck (violin)
Rainer Honeck, violin 03-5840-2222
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Chika Murata Sound + Piano Ensemble Series Performance Schedule

Free admission to classical concerts for children aged 6-18!
This performance is also eligible. For details, see

[Application Deadline] Must arrive by Tuesday, October 29th

【Application method】
Please apply by e-mail or return postcard with the necessary information clearly stated.
After the deadline, we will send an invitation (ticket) to the winners and a notice to that effect to the unsuccessful winners.

● Email application:
Subject: [JCF Application] Desired performance date, venue, performance title
1. Applicant name (child's name)
2. Age
3. (Only if 1. is an elementary school student) Name of one accompanying guardian
4. Address
5. Phone
6. Where did you hear about this festival?

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1-20-14-5F Otowa, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
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Schubert: Sonatine No. 1 in D major for violin and piano, D384
Schubert: Fantasia in C major for violin and piano, D934
Schubert: Duo for violin and piano in A major, D574


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.

- Reiner Honeck (violin)
Born 1961 in Nenzing, Austria. Started playing the violin at the age of 7 and studied at the Vienna Music and Arts High School. He also studied under Alfred Stahl. In 1978, he was awarded a scholarship from the Karl Böhm Foundation by the Vienna Philharmonic. In 1981, he joined the Vienna State Opera Orchestra/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra as the first violinist.
He has performed as a soloist at the Bregenz Festival, the Proms, Austria, Europe, Japan and the United States. Dvorak Concerto with Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Mariss Jansons, Berg Concerto with Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Daniele Gatti, Mozart Concerto Symphony (viola: Tobias Lee) in Vienna under Riccardo Muti. They also toured in Japan and Carnegie Hall in the United States. He has been a frequent guest with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, appearing in the orchestra's Mozart series in April 2010, and conducting the Schubert Symphony Series with the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra.
As concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic, Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade" under Seiji Ozawa was recorded live in 1993, R. Strauss' "A Hero's Life" under Christian Thielemann in 2002, and the Dvorak/Mendelssohn Concerto in Prague. Recordings with the Czech Philharmonic, Schubert's complete violin and piano works, Mozart's two concertos, and more.
Actively engaged in chamber music, from 1989 to 1999 he was a founding member of the Vienna Virtuosen, and from 1982 to 2004 he was active as the leader of the Vienna String Orchestra Soloisten. He has made numerous radio and television appearances and has released many CDs. Over the years he has worked with Jesse Norman, Kathryn Battle, Angelika Kirchschlager, Jose Carreras, André Previn and Yuri Bashmet.
In recent years, he has also been focusing on conducting, and has been invited by the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kioi Sinfonietta, the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, and the Marmo Symphony Orchestra.
A 1709 Stradivarius “ex-Hmmerle” loaned by the Austrian National Bank is used.