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Tomoko Kato Ryo Sasaki Hiroshi Kigoshi Tsunehito Nakai

chamber music concert

Tomoko Kato Vn. Ryo Sasaki Vla. Yo Kigoshi vc. Nobuhito Nakai pf.
Kammermusik Konzert

Venue: JT Art Hall Affinis

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Organizer: Pro Arte Musice Co., Ltd.
Sponsored by: Japan Brahms Association

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Mozart: Piano Quartet No.2 in E flat major KV493
WAMozart : Klavierquartett Nr.2 Es-dur KV493
Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata in A Minor D821
F. Schubert : Sonate fr Arpeggione und Klavier a-moll D821
Brahms : Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, Op.25
J.Brahms : Klavierquartett Nr.1 ​​g-moll Op.25


Tomoko Kato (violin)
Tomoko Kato, Violin
Began playing the violin at the age of four, studying under Eiko Sanpei, the late Ryosaku Kubota, and Toshiya Eto.
The 47th Music Competition of Japan, Violin Section 1st Prize, Leucadia Award. Received a special prize at the Overseas Dispatch Contest the following year. Graduated from Toho Gakuen University in 1980. In August of the same year, he participated in the Tanglewood Music Festival and won the Meyer Prize. Studied under Lawrence Lesser. Performed at the Aspen Music Festival and the Marlborough Music Festival, and received guidance from Rudolf Serkin.
In 1981, he studied at the Juilliard School for two years as a trainee dispatched by the Agency for Cultural Affairs.
In 1982, he won the 2nd prize at the 7th Tchaikovsky International Competition.
Returned to Japan in 1983. Since then, he has performed with orchestras, recitals, and chamber music not only in Japan but also in America, Europe, South America, South Korea, China, and Moscow. In addition to his solo activities, he plays an active part in chamber music as the core of the Lilia Ensemble. In 1995, the recital at Suntory Hall ``succeeded in conveying the joy of listening to the violin to the audience that filled the audience with its inherent beautiful sound and generous musical interpretation.'' Co-starring with is always highly acclaimed, such as ``The songs filled with passion in the scherzo and andante movements were especially satisfying to listen to.'' "Ysaye Unaccompanied Violin Sonata", "Morning Song - Elgar Works", "Bach's Unaccompanied Sonatas and Partitas" from Columbia, and "Schumann Violin Sonata" and "Brahms Violin Sonata" from NYS CLASSICS. etc. have been released. Professor at Toho Gakuen University.

Ryo Sasaki (viola)
Ryo Sasaki, Viola

Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts after attending the Music High School attached to Tokyo University of the Arts.
Received the Ataka Prize while in school. Co-starring with the Tokyo University of the Arts Orchestra.
In 1991, he won the 1st prize in the Genon Chamber Music Competition and the Asahi Genon Award.
In 1992, he won the 2nd prize at the Tokyo International Chamber Music Competition (Min-On) and the Lufthansa Award.

In the fall of 1992, he entered the Juilliard School in New York.
Participated in the Aspen Music Festival from 1993 to 2001 and the Marlborough Music Festival from 1998 to 2000. Selected as a member of Musicians from Marlboro Tour for 3 consecutive years
playing. In 2000, he performed at the Marlboro Music Festival 50th Anniversary Concert.
After graduating from the Juilliard School, he has been active as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States. So far, he has performed with Mitsuko Uchida, Hilary Hahn, Naja Salerno Sonnenberg, Lynn Harrell, etc., and has been well received.
EMI/Angel releases Tchaikovsky String Sextet and Brahms String Sextet.
Returned to Japan in 2003. In 2004, he joined the NHK Symphony Orchestra. Principal player since 2008.
Apollo String Quartet, Chamber Orchestra "Arcus", Tokyo Kreis Ensemble,
Member of Kiyoshi Okayama String Quartet.
He also teaches younger students at Toho Gakuen University, Senzoku Gakuen University, and Tokyo University of the Arts Music High School.

Hiroshi Kigoshi (cello)
Kigoshi Yo, Violoncello
Former NHK Symphony Orchestra principal cellist. For 33 years until June last year, he has performed with the NHK Symphony Orchestra on numerous occasions.
Studied under Takahisa Yoshida and Hideo Saito. Completed the Toho Gakuen Diploma Course in 1977. After working as the principal cellist of the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, in 1978 he studied abroad at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich as an overseas art trainee of the Agency for Cultural Affairs. Studied under Walter Notus. After that, he was selected at the Munich International Music Competition. After returning to Japan, he joined the NHK Symphony Orchestra.
Bach's "unaccompanied cello suite concert" that has been held every year for the past few years has been highly evaluated as a moving performance.
He captivates the audience with his large-scale, sonorous brilliance and mellow, beautiful tone.
From this year, he started full-scale activities as a soloist and chamber musician, which had been a long-cherished desire.
Visiting professor at Senzoku Gakuen and lecturer at Toho Gakuen University.

Tsunehito Nakai (piano)
Nobuhito Nakai Piano
After graduating from the Graduate School of Music at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich as a scholarship student of Tokyo University of the Arts Music High School, Tokyo University of the Arts, University and Graduate School of Music, and DAAD, he studied at the Salzburg Mozarteum University of Music. Studied piano under Susumu Umetani, Katsumi Ueda, G. Opitz, K=H. Kenmarling, and piano duo under A. Konthalski. In addition to 3rd place at the Japan Music Competition, he has won many awards at international competitions, including Brahms 2nd place, Audience Award, Senigallia 1st Place, Lied Accompaniment Award, Chamber Music Award, and Viotti 3rd place. He has performed with orchestras in Japan and abroad, including the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mr. Bertini, and the Beethoven Piano Concerto Complete Concerto for the 100th anniversary of W. Kempf's birth (Italy). is the only Japanese pair that has won both individual solo and duo prizes in the WFIMC affiliated competitions of the World Federation of International Music Competitions. Appears on TV programs such as “Meikyoku Tantei Amadeus” and “Piano Pia” and on the radio. In recent years, he has been invited to a music festival in France and a recital tour in Germany, and has been acclaimed in newspapers as ``musical art that deserves the title of knight''. Received the 2014 Takehiko Kurushima Cultural Award. Released solo CD "Brahms", piano duo CD "Fantasy", "Brahms: Hungarian Dances & Waltz Collection", "Rachmaninov Suite" and others. It has received high acclaim and is scheduled to be broadcast on ANA's international in-flight audio program this year. So far, he has conducted a master course at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris and many seminars all over the country. Currently an associate professor at Toho Gakuen University. From 2015, he is scheduled to become a visiting professor at Nagoya College of Music.