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Music in Style Shu Iwasaki Series Vol.43

Music in Style Shu Iwasaki Series Vol.43


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Music in Style Shu Iwasaki Series Vol.43

〜Evening of Piano Concerto with String Quintet〜

June 14, 2022 (Tuesday) 19:00 start (18:30 open)

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Small Hall 5-45 Ueno Park, Taito-ku

(1 minute walk from JR Ueno Station Park Exit, 5 minute walk from Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line/Ginza Line Ueno Station)

Fee: All reserved seats General 4,500 yen / Students (university students and under) 3,000 yen

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Shuku Iwasaki, Piano

string quintet

Waka Takahashi, Shungo Mise (violin) Kanako Tamiya (viola)

Keisuke Katsuki (cello) Shuhei Yasuda (contrabass)

Ticket handling

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Ticket Center 03-5685-0650

Pro Arte Musice: 03-3943-6677

Organizer: Music in Style

Sponsors: Shunjusha Co., Ltd., Steinway Japan Co., Ltd., Fazioli Japan Co., Ltd., Yamaishiya Yokoto Kobo Co., Ltd., Yamaha Music Retailing Ginza Co., Ltd. (in alphabetical order)

Supported by: All Japan Piano Teachers Association (PTINA), Japan Federation of Piano Education, Japan Federation of Musicians, Toho Gakuen Music Department Alumni Association, Japan-Russia Musicians Association


WA Mozart: Piano Concerto No.26 in D major KV537 "Coronation" (chamber version)
Lv Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 in E-flat major, Op.73 "Emperor" (chamber version)


Shuku Iwasaki, Piano

Born in Kurashiki City. Studied under Akiko Iguchi, Motonari Iguchi, J. Lataina, A. Benedetti Michelangeli, S. Lorenzi, and I. Freundrich at Toho Gakuen University, Hartford University, Juilliard School, and Chigiana School of Music. In 1967, he won the 3rd prize in the duo section of the Munich International Music Competition. Received the Best Accompanist Award at the 1968 Budapest and 1970 Tchaikovsky International Music Competitions. Since then, he has performed and recorded many recordings with famous musicians such as J. Starker, P. Tortelier, P. L. Graf, I. Perlman, A. Navarra, I. Gitlis, U. Ughi, M. Maisky, and M. Gendron. Since 1976, he has presided over "Shu Iwasaki Music in Style". Received the 44th Art Festival Award in 1989. For 18 years from 1979, he planned and held the "Okinawa Moon Beach Music Camp & Festival" and the "Okinawa International Music Festival" from 1997 with his younger brother Ko Iwasaki.
Currently, he serves as a jury member at the Italian Valsesium Musica and the Cantu International Music Competition, and as the head of the jury at the Takamatsu International Piano Competition. In addition to being a professor at Toho Gakuen Graduate School until March 2008, she has also served as a visiting professor at Shobi Gakuen University, Mukogawa Women's University, and Kurashiki Sakuyo College of Music. His publications include "If there is music" (co-authored by Ko Iwasaki/Kibito Publishing), "Ensemble's Joy", "Pianist's Basic Exercise Book", and "Rakuko no Shunkan" (latest publication in December 2017). , published by Shunjusha).
Received the Fukutake Culture Award and the Order of Merit of the Kingdom of Norway. He has received numerous awards, including the 24th Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Music Award Special Award, the 26th Music Pen Club Music Award Classical Category Special Award, and the 76th Sanyo Shimbun Award [Cultural Achievement]. Advisor of the Kurashiki City Cultural Promotion Foundation. He presides over the chamber music group Caro Rosa. Chairman of the Japan Grieg Association, Chairman of the International Music Festival Young Prague Japan Executive Committee.

string quintet
Waka Takahashi, Violin
After graduating from Toho Women's High School and Toho Gakuen University, completed the graduate school and graduate school of the same university. He studied under Yasuyo Imaoka, Naoko Murakami, the late Giyuki Togi, the late Toshiya Eto, Ryoji Kubo, and Hamao Fujiwara.
1st prize at the Romanian International Music Competition, 2nd prize at the Toshiya Eto Violin Competition.
Four CDs have been released: SOLO.WAKA (2010), cantabile (2012), Salley Garden (2017), and Owl Piano Quintet (2020). Member of the Meguro String Quartet, Ensemble Konosu Virtuoso, and a registered artist for the Public Hall Music Activity Support Project. Music class instructor for children attached to Toho Gakuen University Music Department.

Shungo Mise, Violin
After graduating from Tokyo College of Music, completed Toho Gakuen Graduate School. Studied under Koko Shinozaki and Hamao Fujiwara. Won 1st place in the general section of stringed instruments at the 1st Yokohama International Music Competition. Received a scholarship from the competition and studied abroad at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris. He also performs solo, chamber music, and new works. Returned to Japan in 2010. In addition to being the representative of Awaiza, he is active in a wide range of activities, including mmm...relation '70, Meguro String Quartet, and Orchestra Triptyque. Part-time lecturer at Toho Gakuen College of Art.

Kanako Tamitani, Viola
Graduated from Kunitachi College of Music, Toho Gakuen Graduate School, Toho Orchestra Academy, Chigiana Conservatory. 1st place in the 8th JILA Music Competition. Received the Encouragement Award at the 25th Kirishima International Music Festival. Appeared in the 24th "Ensemble Series Raised by JT". Since 2012, he has been planning and holding solo recitals. So far, he has studied viola under Masazumi Tatemura, Manabu Suzuki, B.Giuranna, and L. de Neve, and chamber music under Shu Iwasaki and Ko Iwasaki. Released solo CD "Viola Appassionata"

Keisuke Katsuki, Cello
After graduating from Tamagawa University's Department of Art, graduated from Toho Gakuen Graduate School. He has studied under Hakuro Mori, V. Adamira, and Ko Iwasaki. 2nd prize at Kosice International Youth Cello Competition. He has performed as a soloist with Toho Academy Orchestra, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa and others. Appeared in the G. Casado x Chieko Hara Memorial Festival Commemorative Concert. Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra cello Vorspieler (second). Part-time lecturer at Toho College of Music and Tamagawa University Faculty of Art.

Shuhei Yasuda, Contra Bass
In 2000, graduated from Hokkaido University of Education, Sapporo School of Arts and Culture, Department of Music.
Participated in the PMF Academy Orchestra in 1999 and 2000, taking lessons from Herbert Meyer, Milan Zagato (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra), and Stephan Tromontosi (San Francisco Symphony Orchestra). From 2002, he studied in Vienna for two years and studied under Herbert Meyer, a solo contrabass player of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 2007, he joined the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. Studied contrabass under Mitsuo Fujisawa, Herbert Meyer, and Hide Yoshida. Part-time lecturer at the Department of Art, Tokai University.