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Akiko Ebi and Chiharu Taguchi Piano Duo Recital

Akiko Ebi and Chiharu Taguchi Piano Duo Recital


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Akiko Ebi and Chiharu Taguchi Piano Duo Recital

Akiko Ebi and Chiharu Taguchi Piano Duo Recital

April 28, 2019 (Sun) 14:30

Venue: Ginza Oji Hall

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All seats are unreserved General advance ticket 4,500 yen / same-day ticket 5,000 yen

Student (under 25 years old) 2,000 yen     

Sponsored by: Japan Federation of Musicians, Japan Federation of Piano Education, Tokyo University of the Arts Faculty of Music Doseikai

Management: Pro Arte Musice


WA Mozart: Sonata in D major for 2 pianos K.448
1. Allegro Con Spirit
2. Andante
3. Malt Allegro

D. Milhaud: Scaramouche Op.165b
1. Vif
2. Modere
3. Brazilian girl

A. Scriabin: Sonata No. 4 in F sharp major, Op. 30 (Chiharu Taguchi Solo)

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M. Ravel: No. 4 from "Mirror" "Jester's Morning Song" (Akiko Ebi solo)

M. Ravel: Ma Mère Roi (four hands)
No. 1 Pavane from Sleeping Beauty
No. 2 Thumbelina Boy (Issunboshi)
3. Queen of the Pagodas Redronet
4. Conversation between Beauty and the Beast
5. Fairyland

W. Lutoslawski: Variations on a Theme of Paganini

*Songs are subject to change. Please be forewarned.


Akiko Ebi (piano)
He has been active internationally for many years based in Tokyo and Paris. Active in 33 countries, including European countries, the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Russia, China, and the Middle East. After winning the 41st Music Competition of Japan during his first year at Tokyo University of the Arts, he went to study abroad in France, where he graduated from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris with top honors and graduated from the same graduate school.
Received the 2nd Grand Prix and four special prizes from Mr. A. Rubinstein and others at the Long-Thibaud International Competition. Winner of the Chopin International Competition. Received the Japan Gold Disc Award twice, the French government's Order of the Juvalier for Literature, the Paris Honorary Citizen's Medal, and the Exxon-Mobil Music Award Main Prize.
Active in music festivals, TV radio broadcast recordings, and CD recordings around the world. NHK Symphony Orchestra, Yomiuri Nikkyo Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and most other Japanese orchestras, Warsaw National Orchestra, Radio France, Monte Carlo, Argentine National Orchestra, Luxembourg Orchestra, 18th Century Orchestra, British Orchestra, etc. Also Michiyoshi Inoue, Yutaka Sado, Hideaki Muto , Kenichiro Kobayashi, Skrowaczewski, Brüggen, Sinaisky, and Janowski. In addition, there are many co-stars such as Argerich, Dalbert, Dumay, Pasquier, Cowan, Noras, Yuzuko Horigome, Yumino Toyoda, and Satoo Toyoda. The duo concert with Argerich was televised in all European countries, Israel, and Japan, and was very well received. He has performed in major concert halls around the world, such as Suntory Hall, Theater Champs-Elysées, Pleyel, Gewandhaus, Berliner Philharmoniker, Wigmore, and Teatro Colon.
Chairman of the jury at the 8th and 9th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition. He has served as a juror at many major international music competitions, including the 17th Chopin International Competition and Long-Thibault.
Including a CD recording of Chopin's complete preludes and improvisations recorded on the 1838 Erard in Warsaw, Fume works (world premiere), Webern, Franck, Pierné's "Quintet for piano and strings", Ohe There are 11 CD recordings, including Hikari Piano works.
Published "Aldo Ciccolini My Life" (Japanese translation). (Zenon Music Publishing)
Chairman of Yokohama City Invited International Piano Concert Planning Committee. Former Nihon University College of Art graduate school professor. Former visiting professor of piano at Tokyo University of the Arts.

Chiharu Taguchi (piano)
After attending Tokyo University of the Arts Music High School, graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts Music Department, Department of Instrumental Music. Completed master's course at the same university.
In 2010, he received the following comments at a recital. "Glossy... A clear outlook for the work... Drawn with an open sensibility... Full of romanticism" ("Ongaku no Tomo" Naoya Takayama), "A sense of accomplishment with a supple and flexible sound. drift. …It is very interesting to listen to, and …the control of dense pressure and the drop in the floating field shines” (“Musica Nova” Mikio Toki), “The dynamic performance fully demonstrates her robust pianism … the structure of the work. Accurate drawing, … a certain response” (“Chopin” Masatoshi Nozaki).
Born in Sapporo City. Graduated from Fuji Girls Junior High School. Started playing the piano at the age of 4, and received encouragement prizes in the elementary school and junior high school divisions of the All Japan Students Mainichi Music Competition. Received the 22nd Nippon Cultural Broadcasting Music Award. Trained at Salzburg Mozarteum Conservatory. Won the gold prize at the 29th Viotti International Music Competition in Italy. Studied under Beverage Webster at the Juilliard School in New York. After that, he held recitals in various places such as New York and Massachusetts and gained popularity.
She has studied under Michiko Endo, Akiko Iguchi, Hiroshi Tamura, M. Munz, H. Puig-Roger, and G. Chandor. Performed with the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Shinsei Japan Symphony Orchestra, Sapporo Symphony Orchestra, etc.
Recently, he has produced CDs of live recordings of his recitals at Casals Hall and Oji Hall. At the Yokohama Museum of History, held “The Charm of Piano,” “Duo and Solo,” and “Concert of Famous Songs.”
In 2010, he performed at a concert commemorating the 200th anniversary of Schumann's birth in Zwickau, Germany. In 2016, he performed Schumann's piano quintet at Oji Hall and received favorable reviews. In addition to teaching juniors at Ueno Gakuen University and junior college, he also serves as a judge for competitions.