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Japan Croatian Music Society Tomohiro Adachi Piano Concerto Recital

Japan Croatian Music Society Tomohiro Adachi Piano Concerto Recital


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Venue: Gotanda Bunka Center Music Hall

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Tomohiro Adachi (piano)

Yuki Hasegawa (Conductor)

Asuka Sezaki (Concert Mistress)

Komoruni Ensemble Tokyo (Orchestra)

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[Tomohiro Adachi (piano)]
After studying at the Ino Milkovich Higher Conservatory (a partner school of the Moscow Conservatory), he graduated from the piano course of the keyboard department of the Croatian National University of Zagreb with the highest score. As a graduation thesis presentation, she held a recital in Zagreb of Beethoven Liszt Scriabin's sonatas and works by the Croatian female composer Dora Pejacevic, and wrote a thesis on the interpretation and technique of Mozart's piano sonatas. While still a student, he won eight international competitions in Europe, including the Brahms International Music Competition, the Anton Rubinstein International Piano Competition, and the Rome International Piano Competition. In 2004, at the Sailer International Music Competition held in Sicily, he won the prize with the acclaim of Bruno Canino, the world-famous master of Italian music. After that, he was flooded with interviews at his German recital, and after being described as "a pianist of the highest class", he was invited to concert halls and theaters in various parts of Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia, and appeared in many recitals, concerto soloist, and music festivals. and are active internationally.

Of particular note is the discovery and research of works by Croatian composers, as well as dissemination activities through concerts, recordings, television and radio appearances, and writing articles.・In addition to the works of Kunz, Boris Papandopoulo, and former President Ivo Josipovich, the works of many contemporary composers, including those of the romantic and modern eras, will be given international premieres. Since September 2013, when he was the first Japanese to be invited by the Memorial Foundation in Nasice, Dora's hometown of Croatia, Adachi has been invited every time to commemorate the 90th anniversary of Dora's death, the 110th anniversary of his birth, and the 30th anniversary of the founding of the music school. In March 2016, he performed the Slavonian premiere of Dora's Piano Concerto at the Croatian National Osijek Opera (Osijek State Opera Orchestra conducted by Filip Pavisic). In addition, a cherry tree was planted on the premises of the Count Pejacevic's residence to promote friendship between Japanese and Croatian musicians. In 2014, he performed a Croatian piece in a recital in Sydney, which was widely covered by local television, radio and newspapers. The world-famous contemporary painter Charles Bilic commented on the performance, saying, "One in 100 people will become musicians in some form, but creators who are truly gifted with talent are extremely rare. "Tomohiro is one of them. When he plays, the piano feels alive." Currently, as the founding representative of the Japan Croatian Music Association, he produces various concerts in cooperation with his home country.

In addition, 7 CDs (including compilations) and various live album CDs have been released from BAP Co., Ltd. In 2016, Pejacevic's piano concerto Japan premiere live CD was released and has been highly praised from all quarters. In 2007 and 2012, he appeared as a soloist in the piano quintets of Dvorák, Schumann and Pejacevic at the Zagreb String Quartet in Japan. In 2016, he performed as soloist of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 2 at the Israel-Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra's Japan tour.

[Yuki Hasegawa (Conductor)]
He began studying conducting in Paris in May 2011, and after studying at the "Italian Academy for Conductors" in Faenza near Bologna, he completed the major course in orchestral conducting (Biennio) at the Claudio Abbado Conservatory of Music in Milan in 2015.
In 2013, he made his debut as a conductor by performing as a guest with the Toyo University Orchestra.

In 2014, he also performed with the I Pomerridge Musicari Symphony Orchestra and in 2015 with the Cannes Regional Orchestra. He actively participates in conducting seminars, and has been awarded the 1st prize by professional orchestra members in Budapest and Cannes, and has been selected as a completion concert. In addition, he understands the psychology of the player in both conducting and speaking."
Studied conducting under A. McDonnell, V. Renaud, G. Serembe, and R. Rivolta. In class, he also studied with the Milan Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra. Experienced choral conducting in elementary, middle and high school.

[Asuka Sezaki (violin)]
After graduating from the Music High School attached to Tokyo University of the Arts, he graduated from the same university at the top of his class. Graduated from the National Conservatory of Music in Paris. As an artist overseas trainee dispatched by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, studied under R. Pasquier, JJ Kantorow, and C. Ivaldi.

1st place in the Takarazuka Vega Music Competition and 1st place in the 64th Japan Music Competition. Received the Chiba City Distinguished Service Award. 3rd prize at the L. Mozart International Competition, 4th prize at the Wieniawski International Competition, highest prize at the Trieste International Chamber Music Competition, 1st prize at the Forval Scholarship Stradivarius Competition, loan of 1697 Stradivarius “Rainville” for 2 years. Awarded the Ciboure City Prize and the Ravel Prize at the Ravel Academy. Received the Baroque Saal Award from the Aoyama Foundation.

He has performed solo, chamber music, and co-starring with orchestras all over Europe and Japan. Served as a concert mistress for the "Kobaken and his friends orchestra" created for the Special Olympics, and as an environmental fund advisor for Nature's Way Co., Ltd. Appeared in Tokyo Spring Music Festival, NHK-BS Premium, NHK-FM Masterpiece Recital, etc. Akiyoshidai seminar, competition judging, etc., and also provide guidance to younger players. Released a CD from ALM Kojima Recording.