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Keiko Ishii Ensemble Series XXXI

Keiko Ishii Ensemble Series XXXI


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Keiko Ishii Ensemble Series XXXI

Keiko Ishii Ensemble Series XXXI


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Small Hall
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall


All seats unreserved ¥4,000 (¥1,000 for high school students and younger)

*Same-day tickets will be sold at the small hall reception from around 18:15.

*This performance will be held with a limited number of seats to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infection.

*Even though the state of emergency was declared on January 8th, concerts that have already been sold are allowed to have the capacity and end time as planned.

The event will be held without any changes. (Starts at 19:00, scheduled to end around 21:00)


Piano: Keiko Ishii Ishii Keiko, piano

Violin: Keiichiro Ishii, violin

: Haruna Ishizuki, violin

Cello: Shigeki Sakuraba, cello

Flute: Yoko Masubuchi, flute


Kei & Kei Club


(Public Interest Incorporated Foundation) Japan Philharmonic Orchestra

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Beethoven: Piano Trio in B flat major posthumous work

Schumann: Fantasia Op.73

Schumann: Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 63

Schumann: Three Romances from Op. 94

Reinecke: Flute Sonata Op. 167 "Water Fairies"

Beethoven: Piano Trio Op. 11 "Street Song"

[Encore on the day]
Schumann: Traumerei


Keiko Ishii, Piano

After attending the high school attached to Tokyo University of the Arts, graduated from the same university and graduate school. Received the Kreutzer Prize while in school. After that, he studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, and appeared in many concerts and broadcasts mainly in Munich. After returning to Japan, he performed with the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra. FM recital. Started performance activities such as solo recitals. In particular, he performed a duo recital with Keiichiro Ishii in more than 50 cities nationwide, and released the CD duo album "Kaleidoscope of the Cold". Rich expressiveness backed by reliable technology, especially the gentleness and brightness of the tone color, attracts many music fans. The Ensemble Series, which has been held every year since 1987, has been highly acclaimed for its variety of programming and the charm of the ensemble. Studied under Michiko Endo, Hiroshi Tamura, Aiko Noro, Jun Date, Shoji Shinkai, and E. Tenberg.

Keiichiro Ishii, Violin

Born in Hofu City, Yamaguchi Prefecture in 1949. After attending the high school attached to Tokyo University of the Arts, after graduating from the same university with the highest grades, he entered the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich as a scholarship student from West Germany. Studied under Professor K. Stieler. Takes lessons from master N. Milstein at the Master Course in Zurich. Performed mainly in Munich and appeared on Bavarian Radio. In 1973, he joined the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra. He has held positions as Assistant Concertmaster and Principal Violinist. While working as a central violinist in the orchestra, he is also active in the fields of solo and chamber music. His intellectual musicality, supported by beautiful sounds and precise composition, has been highly acclaimed, and his excellent interpretations and performances of modern music in particular have earned him a reputation. Programming is always based on a wide repertoire from classical to contemporary, and is attracting attention as a talent in the violin world. Many premiere performances include A. Hartmann's Violin Concerto, Yuzo Toyama's "Elegy for Solo Violin and Orchestra," and Yuzo Toyama's "Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano." Studied under Yonosuke Ishii, Tatsuo Totsuka, and Yoshio Unno.

Haruna Ishizuki, Violin

After studying music at Kitakamakura Girls' High School, graduated from Tokyo College of Music majoring in violin. During his studies, he attended a master class by R. Ricci at the Mozarteum Conservatory in Salzburg. After graduating from the same university in 1996, he joined the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra. Enrolled until 2004. In 2001, participated in the 13th Affinis Summer Music Festival. In 2003, he studied under R. Degareille at the Cagliari Music Festival in Sardinia, Italy. Since 2005, he has been a contract member of the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra as a freelancer. Studied chamber music under Yukari Nakamura, Hitoshi Maezawa, Koichiro Harada, Katsuya Matsubara, Keiichiro Ishii, and Hamao Fujiwara.

Shigeki Sakuraba, Cello

Born in Sendai.
After studying music at Toho Gakuen University High School, received the Nippon Cultural Broadcasting Music Award while studying at the same university. Played under Seiji Ozawa as principal cellist of the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1982, he studied at the National Conservatory of Music in Geneva, where he studied under Mr. Giefalo. Graduated with the Mayor of Geneva Award. Held recitals in Paris, Lyon and Geneva. Joined the Monte Carlo Philharmonic after working with the Orchester de la Suisse Romande. As a member of the Monte Carlo Pro Arte Quintet, he has performed at festivals in North and South America, as well as at the United Nations Headquarters. I also do CD recordings. Participated in a European tour as a member of the Saito Kinen Orchestra. Returned to Japan in 1998 after being invited as the principal cellist of the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra. Enrolled until 2004. Currently, he is also focusing on chamber music and nurturing younger musicians. Studied under Hideo Saito, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Kenichiro Yasuda, and Reine Frachaud.

Yoko Ishii, Flute

Born in Tokyo.
Received the Encouragement Prize at the All Japan Student Music Competition.
After graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts with excellent grades, he started performing while still in school, and held various concerts in Tokyo, Kyoto, Hyogo, Yamaguchi, and Fukuoka prefectures. In 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2009, he held recitals in Tokyo, and in 2004, he held a joint recital with Joerg Deems, one of the three crows of Vienna along with F. Gulda and B. Skoda. was held and was very well received. The music produced by her clear tone has been highly praised by many audiences, and she is expected to become the diva of the flute world.
Studied under Junzo Hosokawa and Yumiko Sakuma.