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Naoki Tsurusaki (cello) & Ichiro Nodaira (piano)

Naoki Tsurusaki (cello) & Ichiro Nodaira (piano)


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Naoki Tsurusaki, Vc. & Ichiro Nadaira, Pf.

Venue : Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Small Hall

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall

All seats are unreserved General 5,000 yen Student 3,000 yen


Naoki Tsurusaki, violoncello
Ichiro Nadaira, piano

~Beethoven and the 21st Century~


Beethoven: 7 Variations on a Theme from the Magic Flute
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sieben Variationen ber das Thema Bei Mnnern welche Liebe fhlen“ aus Mozarts Oper Die Zauberflte“, Es-Dur WoO 46

Naoki Tsurusaki: Richercare for solo cello �T, �U
Naoki Tsurusaki: Picercare pour violoncelle seul �T,�U

Beethoven: Cello Sonata No.5
Ludwig van Beethoven: Cellosonate Nr. 5 op.102-2

Brno Mantovani: Five Pieces for Paul Klee
Bruno Mantovani: Cinq pices, Paul Klee, violoncelle et piano

Akira Nishimura: Ritual
Akira Nishimura: Ritual

Beethoven: Cello Sonata No.4
Ludwig van Beethoven: Cellosonate Nr. 4 C-Dur op.102-1


Naoki Tsurusaki, violoncello (cello)
Born in 1953. While studying at Tokyo University of the Arts, studied at the Paris National Conservatoire as a French government scholarship student and graduated at the top of the class. Studied under Maurice Gendron, Reine Frachaud, Paul Tortelier, Noriyuki Miki and others. In 2011, he left the Lyon National Opera, where he had been enrolled for over 30 years, to concentrate on his solo and composition activities. In the same year, she held six recitals at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan and other venues, co-starring Katsumi Ueda, Kenji Watanabe, Ichiro Nodaira, Akiko Ebi, and others. In addition to the above four artists, Michio Kobayashi, Kazushi Ono, J. Gilbert (concert master of Orchester National de Lyon), JM Bertelli, Ph. Bernold, etc. have performed with Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Aix-en-Provence Music Festival, Berlioz Music Festival, Lyon Song. Co-starred in theater chamber music series. In the Lyon Opera Chamber Music Series, Ichiro Nodaira's "Two Images" was performed for the world premiere. In 2004, he held a live recording concert of all of Bach's unaccompanied cello suites in Hokkaido, and the CD released by Live Notes was selected as a semi-special selection in the May 2005 issue of Record Geijutsu. 《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")

In composition, he composed for the Lyon Opera chamber music series, "Memory of a Scenery" for piano and clarinet, "Impromptu II" for multiple instruments, "Impromptu I" for four cellos, and cello. and "Ephemer" for piano (premiered in Tokyo in 2013 with Kazue Nakamura, premiered in Paris last year).

Ichiro Nodaira, piano
Born in 1953. After graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts and completing a master's course in composition at the same graduate school, studied at the Paris Conservatoire de la Conservatoire as a French government scholarship student. He is active in a wide range of fields, including composition, piano, conducting, producing, and education.
As a pianist, he has appeared as a soloist in major orchestras both in Japan and abroad, and has performed with many virtuosos at home and abroad, and is also active as a chamber musician. Wide repertoire from classical to contemporary. World premieres of works by Manuri, Benjamin and Yorinori Matsudaira, as well as Japan premieres of works by Ligeti and Toru Takemitsu. He also served as the first representative of the Tokyo Sinfonietta. Among his more than 80 works are commissions from the French Agency for Cultural Affairs, the Ensemble Intercontemporin, IRCAM, the Deutsche Symphoniker Berlin, the National Theater and others. In 2002, he performed the electric guitar concerto "Flame Strings" in Tokyo with Steve Vai as a soloist, in 2005 he performed the opera "Madrugada" in Germany under the baton of Kent Nagano, and in 2006 he performed "Sound" for cello and orchestra. In 2012, Claude Drangle premiered "The Path of Breath" for saxophone and computer in Paris. In 2013, he was invited to "The Seasons International Music Festival" held in Moscow as a project to introduce Japanese contemporary music. In 2014, he was invited to the Taipei International Contemporary Music Festival and performed many works.
13th Kenzo Nakajima Music Award, Minister of Education Award for Art Encouragement for New Artists, 11th Kyoto Music Award Practical Category Award, 35th Suntory Music Award, 55th Minister of Education Award for Art Encouragement, 44th and 61st Odaka Award winning. In 2012, he received the Medal with Purple Ribbon. Currently, Shizuoka Ongakukan AOI artistic director. Professor of Composition, Tokyo University of the Arts.