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Yuko Sano/Kotoha

Yuko Sano/Kotoha


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Artist name: Yuko Sano (piano) / PAMP 1053

Publisher: Pro Arte Musice Inc.

Product number: PAMP-1053 ¥2750 (tax included)

Release date: Pre-sale 2018.2.15 General sale 2018.3.2


[1] Schumann Liszt: Dedication
Schumann-Liszt: Widmung

Stephen Hough: Piano Sonata No. 1 "Broken Branch"
Stephen Hough: Sonata for Piano No.1 “Broken Branches”
[2] Prelude (Autumn)
[4] fragile
[5] inquiry
[7] Immenso
[8] sentimento
[10] passionato
[13] ritmico
[14] non credo
[16] crux fidelis
[17] Postlude (Spring)

[18] Chopin: Fantasy Polonaise in A flat major, Op.61
Chopin: Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat major Op.61

[19] Debussy: The Island of Joy
Debussy: L'isle joyeuse

Encore -encore-
[20] Liszt: From Paganini's Etudes S.141 No. 3 in G minor "La Campanella"
Liszt: Grandes Etudes de Paganini, S.141 No.3 in G sharp minor “La Campanella”

[21] Chopin: Waltz No. 6 in D-flat major, Op. 64-1 "Little Dog Waltz"
Chopin: Waltz No.6 in D flat major Op.64-1 “Petit Chien”

bonus track- bonus track-
[22] Chopin: Fantasy Impromptu in C-sharp Minor, Posthumous Work, Op.66
Chopin: Fantaisie Impromptu in C sharp minor Op.posth.66

Live Recording Yuko Sano Piano Recital
Recording date: November 12, 2017 Iino Hall


After graduating from the Music High School attached to Tokyo University of the Arts, graduated from the same university's piano department. While in school, studied for one year at the Liszt Conservatory in Budapest.
In 2013, he studied abroad at the British Royal Academy of Music, where he received a Glover Bennett Scholarship (scholarship from the same) to study in the master's course of the piano department of the Royal Academy of Music. Received the Maud Hornsby Award for highest grade in the first year of the master's program. In 2015, she received the Dip RAM, Walter McFarlane Award, and Nancy Dickinson Award and completed her master's degree at the top of her class. In 2016, the judges unanimously obtained the Advanced Diplom, the highest level of the diploma course (first Japanese student and piano student).

Toyoaki Matsuura, Kenji Watanabe, and Christopher Elton on piano; Michael Dusek on chamber music; Carol Selasi on history of keyboard instruments/playing methods of historical instruments; Dominic Alldis on jazz/improvisation; Studied under Roderick Chadwick.

PIARA Piano Competition National Tournament Junior High School Division Champion and All Division Grand Prix Winner. Taking this opportunity, he made his debut at the age of 15 and performed a piano concerto with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. After that, he expanded his activities to include recitals at Mirabell Palace and Schubert's birthplace, and a piano trio with members of the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra. Noise” and debuted in London.

Currently, based in Japan and London, while actively developing activities in various parts of Europe, he is also a teaching assistant at the Royal Academy of Music, an assistant to the super globalization plan of the high school attached to the Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts, and an assistant to the president.
The first Japanese Young Steinway artist.

Japanese pianist Yuko Sano had her recital debut in Tokyo at the age of 15 to an audience of 1200.
She has won both the 1st prize and Grand Prix at the PIARA Piano Competition, the highest award at the Burckhardt International Piano Competition, and 1st prize at the Composition Competition in Tokyo, among others.
She has performed across Europe and the UK, as well as in Japan, including solo appearances with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. In October 2013, she made her London debut at the Southbank Center for the festival 'The Rest is Noise'.
Yuko Sano graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts (Geidai) after studying at the Liszt Music Academy in Budapest.
In 2013, she was awarded a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music, where she completed her MA with a Dip RAM distinction for an 'outstanding final recital' and graduated with the Walter Macfarren Prize, the Nancy Dickinson Award, and the Maud Hornsby Award. In 2016, she completed her Advanced Diploma at the Academy under the tutelage of Christopher Elton.
During the last year, she contributed to the success of the first Super Global Highschool Project by coordinating an exchange program between The Music High School attached to the Tokyo University of the Arts' Faculty of Music, the Royal Academy of Music, and The Purcell School in London, supported by the Japanese Government.
Yuko Sano was the first and only Young Steinway Artist from Japan, 2018 she is Steinway Artist.