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Kochi Performing Arts Festival / Shimantogawa International Music Festival 2011 Kenichi Nakagawa Piano Concert

Kochi Performing Arts Festival / Shimantogawa International Music Festival 2011 Kenichi Nakagawa Piano Concert


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Kochi Performing Arts Festival 2011 Shimantogawa International Music Festival 2011 Kenichi Nakagawa Piano Concert

Venue: The Museum of Art, Kochi Hall

Admission fee: Advance ¥2,000 / Door ¥2,500

Organizer: The Museum of Art, Kochi

Co-organizer: Shimantogawa International Music Festival Executive Committee

Inquiries: Tel.088-866-8000


Olivier Messiaen
Analise (music analysis)
Piano performance "20 eyes on infant Jesus" complete song


Ken'ichi Nakagawa [piano]

Graduated from Toho Gakuen University, Faculty of Music, majoring in piano. Learn to conduct at the same time. After graduating, he went to Europe and completed the piano course at the Antwerp Conservatory in Belgium with excellent results and a special course. He also learned fortepiano and harpsichord while in school. In 1997, he won the 3rd prize at the Gaudeamus International Contemporary Music Competition in the Netherlands. In addition to performing at music festivals in Belgium, Paris, England, Holland, Canada, Venezuela, Mexico, South Korea, etc., he has also performed in Germany, France, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Holland, America, China, New Caledonia, etc. play. In Japan, he has participated in the Suntory Summer Festival, the Tokyo Summer Music Festival, and the Takefu International Music Festival. At the Takefu International Music Festival, he conducted Klangform Wien, Musikfabrik, Ensemble Recherche, and Alter Ego, and performed with the Arditi Quartet.

After returning to Japan in 1998, he has been active as a soloist, chamber musician, and conductor. There are also many premieres of new works. In addition to appearing at numerous music festivals, NHK-FM such as "Recital of Masterpieces" and "Contemporary Music", he has performed with various orchestras. In addition to working as a pianist and conductor of the contemporary music ensemble "Ensemble Nomad", he has also collaborated with dance and other fields. Consecutive appearances in Mari Natsuki's "Impressionist" series, and also as music director. He collaborated with the late Mitsuko Yorichika, Hiroko Ito, and Aya Hirano on recitations and music. conduct. Olivier Messiaen "20 Gazes on the Child Jesus" (2 hours) Performed all songs in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010; Performs all songs and presents modern big songs such as John Cage's "Sonata and Interlude" (1 hour).

As a conductor, he has conducted contemporary operas such as Philip Glass's "Penal Colony", Paul Hindemith's "Coming and Returning", and Michael Nyman's "The Man Who Mistaken His Wife for a Hat" at the Tokyo Chamber Opera. He also performed with the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra in the opera "Hiroshima no Orpheus" composed by Yasushi Akutagawa. Recently, he conducted the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra with tap dancer Kazunori Kumagai. At the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, under the name of "Doctor Nakagawa", he has performed analyzes of various songs both live and on the web. Analyzes are performed on a variety of subjects.

Since 2002, as a registered artist of the Foundation for Regional Creation, he has held hands-on workshops for children to learn about the mechanism of pianos at public halls throughout Japan, talked about the history of pianos with video and audio, and performed piano performances. Unique workshops and concerts, including collaborations in other fields. "Kagura Opera" (Bungo Ono City, Oita Prefecture), "Abalone Legend" (Shichigahama Town, Miyagi Prefecture), "Ai no Uta" (Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture), and other stage productions with local participation as a conductor and arranger. . Part-time lecturer at Ochanomizu University and Toho Gakuen University. Received the 2001 Miyagi Prefecture Art Encouragement Award for New Artists.