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Emiko Imagawa Schubertiade Vol.9

Emiko Imagawa Schubertiade Vol.9


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Emiko Imagawa Schubert Zyklus Vol.9

Venue : Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Small Hall

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall

Co-starring: Takumi Komoriya (Concertmaster of the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra)

Photo: Akira Muto


F. Schubert :
Piano Sonata No. 14 in A minor op.143 D784
Sonate fur Klavier Nr.14 A-moll op.143 D784

Piano Sonata No. 13 in A major op.120 D664
Sonate fur Klavier Nr.13 A-dur op.120 D664

Violin Sonatine No.3 in G minor op.137-3 D408
Sonatine fur Violin und Klavier Nr.3 g-moll op.137-3 D408

Fantasia in C major op.159 D934
Fantasie fur Violine und Klavier C-dur op.159 D934


Emiko Imagawa, piano
Graduated from Toho Girls High School Music Department. While studying at the Music Department of Toho Gakuen University, he studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. He won the highest prize at the Salerno International Competition, won the Capri International Competition, won the 3rd prize at the Stresa International Competition (no first prize), and won the 3rd prize at the Enna International Competition (no first prize). Get a high rating.
After returning to Japan, he has been invited from Europe and the United States to perform, and in Japan he has performed recitals and chamber music, as well as the Suk Chamber Orchestra, the Nordic Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra, and orchestras.・Collaborated with domestic and foreign orchestras such as Ensemble Kanazawa, Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Gunma Symphony Orchestra, and Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra.
With the Royal Metropolitan Orchestra, she will perform "Bach's Concerto for 2 Pianos" with the maestro Jörg Demus, and perform three piano concertos in one night at the "Emiko Imagawa Piano Concerto Evening". He has performed with many famous conductors in Japan and abroad, including Jean-Pierre Varèse, Naohiro Totsuka, Taijiro Iimori, Shunsaku Tsutsumi, the late Sakae Sakakibara, Kazuyoshi Akiyama, Tetsuji Honna, Christian Lindbergh, and Nori Iimori. In March 2011, he performed Grieg's Piano Concerto with the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Kazuhiro Koizumi.
Since 2006, a series of concerts "Emiko Imagawa ~ Schubertiade", centered on playing all of Schubert's piano sonatas, has received a lot of attention from all quarters.
So far, he has studied piano with Kazuko Ariga, Classimira Jordan, Dianko Ilief, Heinz Medimorek, Roland Keller, the late Georg Vaschaheli, and Sergey Edelmann.
Her sophisticated Viennese classical pianism never ceases to fascinate listeners, but in recent years, she has ``has established herself as a talented group supporting the middle class'' (Ongaku no Tomo) and ``dramatic and majestic. It can be said that his expression surpassed the common sense of ordinary Japanese pianists, and he overwhelmed the listeners with his powerful and brilliant power of expression (Musica Nova). He is steadily building his career as a talented pianist, such as appearing at the top.
The CD includes Beethoven's piano sonatas "Pathétique", "Moonlight" and "Farewell", the first album "Bee." The second album was released from Bellwood Records. In addition to appearing frequently on TV and radio programs such as TV Asahi's "New Titleless Concert", NHK-FM, NHK-BS "Pia no Pier", etc., he was a judge at the Roussel International Competition (Bulgaria) in 2008. He is active in many fields such as
Currently a part-time lecturer at Musashino Academia Musicae. He also puts a lot of effort into teaching the next generation.

Takumi Komoriya, Violin
After being instructed by his parents, he studied at the Vienna State University of Music after completing the Toho Gakuen School of Music Diploma Course. Then go to England. Studied under Tsugio Tokunaga, Josef Suk, and Ifra Niemann.
Received special prizes and Schelling prizes at the Lipica Violin Competition and the Humul International Competition. Active in Europe, mainly in the UK. Received favorable reviews for "The STRAD". Earned a performance diploma at the Royal College of Music in the UK and returned to Japan.
In 1987, he joined the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra as its principal concertmaster. Director of the string ensemble "Vega" since 1993. In 1994 and 1996, as a soloist of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra's European performances, he was well received in Vienna, Munich, Lisbon and Valencia.
In 1991, he won the first Idemitsu Music Award. In 1996 and 2007, he released solo albums on CD.
Since 1999, he has been the concertmaster of the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra.
As a soloist, he regularly gives recitals mainly in Tokyo and is always highly acclaimed. As a chamber musician, in addition to performing at various music festivals around the world, he has been active with the Ludwig String Quartet since 2006 and The Grand Trio since 2008. He has also performed with Günther Pichler, Nelson Frehle, Jiang Wang, and others.
In recent years, as a conductor, he has been performing mainly works of the classical school. In 2007, he conducted Classica Hayama's sparkling opera "La Bohème" to great acclaim.
Currently, he is teaching younger students at Kunitachi College of Music and Toho Gakuen Orchestra Academy. Ensemble Hayama leader. Concertmaster of the Saito Kinen Orchestra and the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra.