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Naoki Tsurusaki (cello) & Michio Kobayashi (harpsichord) Bach's research

Naoki Tsurusaki (cello) & Michio Kobayashi (harpsichord) Bach's research


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Naoki Tsurusaki (Vc.) & Michio Kobayashi (Cem.) Bach Program

Venue : Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Small Hall

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall

All seats are unreserved 4000 yen Same-day tickets are available. It will be sold at the entrance of the small hall from around 13:20.


Naoki Tsurusaki, violoncello
Michio Kobayashi, cembalo


JS Bach:
Gamba Sonata All three songs BWV.1027~29
Drei Sonaten fr Viola da gamba und Cembalo BWV.1027~29

Unaccompanied Partita (original flute) BWV.1013
Partita BWV.1013


Naoki Tsurusaki, violoncello (cello)
Born in 1953. In 1975, while studying at Tokyo University of the Arts, he studied at the Paris Conservatoire National Conservatoire as a French government scholarship student and graduated with the first prize. Studied under Mr. Takayuki Miki, the late Reine Frachaud, and the late Maurice Gendron. In addition to performing with the Lyon Chamber Orchestra, the Hokkaido Symphony Orchestra, the Ebetsu String Ensemble, Michio Kobayashi, Katsumi Ueda, Ichiro Nodaira, and Kazushi Ono, he has performed at the Aix-en-Provence Music Festival and the Berlioz Music Festival. World premiere of Ichiro Nohira's "Two Portraits" for cello and piano in the Chamber Music Series at the Opera de Lyon. Bach's "Unaccompanied Cello Suite" full-length live recording was released by Live Notes and was well received. 《When you listen to it, you will be tempted by an emotion that transcends reason. […] and the passage from the abyss of No. 5 to the exaltation of No. 6 is also particularly memorable. It is a great pleasure to know this extraordinary cellist in such a happy way. 》(Jiro Hamada "Record Geijutsu" May 2005 Semi-Special)
In recent years, he has also focused on composing, including "Impromptu II" and "Memory of a Scenery" for piano and clarinet in the chamber music series of the Lyon Opera. In 2007, in Hiroshima and Nara, the revised version "Memory of a Scenery" for clarinet and string quartet was premiered and received favorable reviews. A member of the Lyon Opera House since its founding.

●Michio Kobayashi, cembalo
Graduated from the Department of Musicology, Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts. After studying abroad at the Detmold College of Music in Germany, he studied extensively.After returning to Japan, he has been active in various fields such as harpsichord, piano, and chamber music conducting.In particular, his interpretation and performance of Bach, Mozart, and Schubert have been highly evaluated. Having performed with many world-famous musicians, he can be said to be one of the most experienced musicians.
In 1956, he received the Mainichi Music Award Newcomer Encouragement Award, the 1970 Torii Music Award (currently the Suntory Music Award), the Salzburg International Foundation Mozarteum Memorial Medal in 1972, and the 1979 Mobil Music Award.
Professor at Mukogawa Gakuin Women's College, Professor at Kunitachi College of Music Graduate School, Professor at Osaka University of Arts Graduate School, Visiting Professor at Tokyo University of the Arts, and currently Visiting Professor at Oita Prefectural College of Arts and Culture.