Shota Nakano & Takashi Matsunaga & Myuji Kaneko

Saturday and holiday, February 11, 2017, 1:30 PM
Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall
Shota Nakano
Takashi Matsunaga
Myuji Kaneko


Liszt: Liebestraume

Liszt: La Campanella

Chopin: Impromptu No. 1 in A-Flat Major, Op. 29

Chopin: Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23

Takashi Matsunaga: Mud Crab Party

Takashi Matsunaga: KOBE

Takashi Matsunaga: Magic Cat

and others

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Shota Nakano
Shota Nakano was born in Tsukuba in 1984. He began studying the piano at the age of 5 with Hiroko Edo and Alexander Mndoyants. In 1996 he earned the First National Prize for elementary school students and the Nomura Prize in the Japan National Student Music Competition. During a concert at the Japanese Embassy in Washington his play was highly praised by Leonard Slatkin.
He has played with various orchestras, including NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Yomiuri Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra d'ArchiItaliana and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, under leading conductors such as Mustislav Rostropovich, Charles Dutoit, Matthias Barmert and Seiji Ozawa.
In the United States he gives numerous recitals, orchestra and radio concerts of WXQR. Recently, he gave several recitals in major cities in Japan including Tokyo and Nagoya and performed in the finale concert of the 24th Tokyo Summer Festival where he performed chamber music including the piano duo with a Jazz pianist Takashi Matsunaga. In 2009, he got the master’s degree at the Juilliard School where he studied with Yoheved Kaplinsky.
In 2010, he played “America Remix”, composed by Takashi Yoshimatsu, with Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Sachio Fujioka as the world premiere , and appeared in the subscription concert of Japan Century Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alexander Dmitriev.
In 2011, Shota Nakano appeared with Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ken-ichiro Kobayashi, Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra with Sachio Fujioka and appeared in Sendai Classical Musicl Festival for the first time.
Both of the CDs, "Schumann's piano concerto" and "Manhattan - SHOTA plays Gershwin", released by Octavia Records, have received honorary prize for the excellence of recording and the best recording of the month by Record Geijutsu.
In June 2014, he played with NHK symphony orchestra conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy, the Conductor Laureate of the orchestra.His rich expression and the transparency of his sound made a quite high reputation by the audiences.
The new CD, "La Valse -Ravel&Corigliano: Piano pieces",including the piano solo version of La Valse, Jeux d'eau and Gaspard de la Nuit, was released in late June of 2014.
He is a recipient of the 15th Idemitsu Music Prize in 2005.
Takashi Matsunaga
Myuji Kaneko
Miyuji Kaneko was born in 1989 to a Japanese father and a Hungarian mother. At the age of six he moved to Hungary alone to study under the renowned piano instructor Zsuzsa Cs. Nagy, staying at the home of his grandparents while attending the Bartok Elementary School of Music. In 1997 and 2000 he won national piano duet competitions, and in 2001 he won a national piano competition in the 9-to-11-year-old division. In 2001, at the age of 11, Miyuji skipped grades and was accepted to the Special School for Exceptional Young Talents of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, where he studied under Professors Gabor Eckhardt, Gyongyi Kevehazi and Rita Wagner. Having taken all of the courses in the school, Miyuji returned to Japan in 2006, at the age of 16. He was admitted to the Tokyo College of Music High School, where he studied under Kazune Shimizu, Akiyoshi Sako, and Katsuko Miura.
In 2009 Miyuji was selected to be a Chanel Pygmalion Days artist, and regularly performed recitals at Chanel Nexus Hall in Ginza, Tokyo. In October 2010 he released his debut album, “Miyuji Plays Liszt,” which was chosen as a Special Selection of Record Geijutsu Magazine. In 2011 he won the 12th Hotel Okura Music Award. In 2012 he won the 22nd Idemitsu Music Award, the 4th Prix Champagne de la joie de vivre, and also became a scholar of the Arkaim Japan-Russia Friendship Association, which was established to support outstanding young artists. In 2013 he was awarded the 2012 Jomo Prize (10th Jomo Art and Culture Prize, Music Division).
In 2014 Miyuji Kaneko toured with the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zoltán Kocsis winning favorable recognition. In January 2015, he appeared in subscription concerts of Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jun Märkl. He has also performed with the same orchestra under the baton of Ken-ichiro Kobayashi, New Japan Philharmonic, Century Orchestra Osaka (now Japan Century Symphony Orchestra), and Kyoto Symphony Orchestra conducted by Tatsuya Shimono. He was also the selected soloist on the European tour of the Tokyo College of Music Symphony Orchestra conducted by Junichi Hirokami, receiving high praise for his performances of the Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 in Munich and Vienna. He has performed in many countries, including Hungary, the United States, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Greece, Romania, the Czech Republic, Poland and China.
Miyuji graduated at the top of his class from the Tokyo College of Music Piano Performance program, and received a Master of Musical Arts Diploma in the Keyboard division of the Tokyo College of Music Graduate Program. Currently a student in the Doctoral School at Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest. The year 2016 is the 5th anniversary of Miyuji Kaneko’s Japan debut. In March 2016 he released his new CD, La Campanella, on Universal Music; and in September he will perform the solo recital “Miyuji Kaneko - 5 Great Sonatas.”

He is an Honorary Citizen of Kismaros (Hungary). Miyuji Kaneko is a Steinway Artist.

July 2005 - Won the Grand Prix at the Balassagyarmat International Music Festival (Hungary)
October 2005 - Won First Prize at the 11th Konzerteum International Piano Competition (Greece)
January 2006 - Won First Prize at the USASU Schimmel International Piano Competition (U.S.A.)
March 2008 - Won the 1st Great Prize at the 3rd Bartok International Piano Competition (Hungary)


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