Etsuko Terada & Kikuo Watanabe Duo Piano Recital

Thursday, January 19, 2017, 7:00 PM
Kioi Hall
Etsuko Terada, piano
Kikuo Watanabe, piano


J.StraussⅡ: Die Fledermaus, Overture for four hands

J.Brahms: Liebeslieder-Walzer for four hands Op. 52a

E.Grieg: Excerpt from 《Peer Gynt》 Suite No. 1 for four hands Op. 46

M.Ravel: Introduction et Allegro for two Pianos

S.Rakhmaninov: Suite No. 2 for two Pianos Op. 17

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Etsuko Terada, piano
Etsuko Terada has marked the anniversary years of several composers with important concert events: in 2006, a four-evening series of the complete Mozart piano sonatas for the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth; and a concert of the complete Chopin Mazurkas and Sonatas, and a 5-recital series of Schumann’s major works performed in chronological order, for the 200th anniversary year of those composers in 2010.
Currently Terada is performing the series “The Secret of Key,” in which each performance consists of works in the same key, showing how a key can sound different according to the particular composer and era.
After studying piano in Japan under Setsuko Murata, Takako Kondo, and Hiroshi Murata, Terada went to study in Vienna at the age of 16. In 1977 she won Third Prize and a gold medal at the second Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition, and in 1978 she was a prize winner in the Leeds International Piano Competition. She went on to appear in international music festivals, perform in recital and with orchestras in Japan and other countries, and appear in duo concerts and piano recitals with her pianist husband Kikuo Watanabe.
Terada delights audiences with a sound extolled as resembling "pearl drops" and a technique praised as being “fine as a golden thread," as well as with the brilliant and glittering atmosphere she creates in her performances.
Among her numerous recordings, Terada has released CDs of works by Chopin titled Nohan and Nohan II on the Exton label. In April 2012 she and Ikuo Watanabe released a CD of two-piano works on the Triton label called Spring Festival Music & Rachmaninov, which has been highly acclaimed and named as a special selection of Record Geijutsu magazine.
Etsuke Terada is a professor of Nihon University College of Art graduate school in Tokyo.
Kikuo Watanabe, piano
Kikuo Watanabe was born in Tokyo, and grown up in a musical family. His father was well known orchestral conductor, Akeo Watanabe whose mother was also a Finnish classical singer.

Kikuo was introduced to the piano at the age of six and in 1970 he entered the Indiana University School of Music in USA, where his teacher was a pianist Abbey Simon. And got BM with Distinction in 1974, and MM in 1976, continued to study with Hungarian pianist Gyorgy Sebok for a year.

He also participated in master class of Russian pianist Stanislav Neuhaus in Vienna, Austria in 1978.

During his stay in USA for 7 years, he had given several recitals and chamber music appearances including cities such as Boston, Aspen, and Louisville Kentucky.

In Tokyo, his debut recital was held at Nikkei Hall in 1976, and since then he has given recitals every 2 years in succession in Tokyo.

In 1984 he played a concert with Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra conducted by his father Akeo Watanabe, the program was Brahms 2nd and Rachmaninoff 3rd piano concertos in the same evening.

He appeared in a subscription concert of Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Kyoto Symphony Orchestra and Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra.

In 1987, he has made a concert tour to Mexico, Panama and Peru with his wife pianist Etsuko Terada to give duo piano recitals under the sponsorship by Japan Foundation. He has gone to concert tour with violinist Mariko Senju to Uzbekistan, Kyrgyz and Kazakhstan by Japan foundation.

In 2000, March he gave a recital with last three Sonatas by Schubert in Tokyo, and in May played Poulenc Concerto for 2 pianos(with Etsuko Terada) with Royal Metropolitan Orchestra. In June he played again the same piece with Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra at Suntory Hall in Tokyo as well.

In 2002 March he gave Piano Duo concert in Helsinki Finland. He also taught a master class at Sibelius Academy as well.

In 2006 he played a concert in Khabarovsk with the Far East Symphony Orchestra. In 2010, he played Mozart 2 piano concerto with Etsuko Terada in Suntory Hall in Tokyo with Japan Philharmonic Sym Orch. Conducted by Kenichirou Kobayashi.

He also was a soloist of Bunkyo Civic Orchestra's Russian tour playing Rachmaninoff 2nd Piano Concerto in St.Petersburg and Moskow and played duo piano recital at Guild Hall in Riga, Latvia.

In 2003, 2007 2010 he gave recitals with all Sibelius program series and released 3 volumes of CDs by Octavia Records. Also, he is on a process of recording complete Sibelius's violin pieces with a Japanese violinist Madoka Sato, and 2 CDs has been released by ALM Records. Since 1977 he has been on a piano faculty at The Musashino Academia Musicae in Tokyo, and currently he is a professor.


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Supported by International Piano Duo Association