AKIKO NAKAJIMA SOPRANO RECITAL

Saturday December 21.2013
17:00 Start



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AKIKO NAKAJIMA SOPRANO RECITAL

Soprano : AKIKO NAKAJIMA
Piano : KAZUMASA MATSUMOTO


【 Program 】
Bach : Matthaus Passion - 39. Aria A - Erbarme dich, mein Gott

Handel : Messiah - How beautiful are the feet

From Akiko Nakajima Solo CD "Plaisir d’amour"
Cagnoni : Pensiero d'amore
Mercadante : L'abbandona
Ricci : Lamento
Thomas : Sola! (Canzone Danese)
Verdi : Stornello

Koichi Kishi : Kamome
Yaezakura
Aka i Kanzasi

Liszt : Rigoletto (Paraphrase de concert) S.434 R.267

Puccini : Gianni Schicci – O mio babbino caro

Mozart : Le Nozze di Figaro "Aria di Contessa" - Porgi amor qualche ristro

Gounod : Faust - Air des bijoux (Jewel song)

etc.


【 Tickets in advance 】 \4,500 (student \3,000)
【 Day tickets 】 \5,000

Click here and fill in the application for buying tickets and reservation.
Reservation by telephone 06‐6862‐8855
Reservation by facsimile 06-6868-0595
Inquiries Noix Accordées Office 06‐6862‐8855


【 Profile 】
AKIKO NAKAJIMA Soprano
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Winning first prize in The Australian Singing Competition marked the begging of an international career for the Japanese soprano Akiko Nakajima. In quick succession there followed her debut for Opera Australia in La Clemenza di Tito under Christopher Hogwood and her European debut at the Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli asMusetta in La Boheme.
She then embarked on an international career as both opera and concert singer. She made her Austrian debut in the title role of Handel's Alcina for Innsbruck'sFestwochen der Alten Musik- a production that was awarded by the European Broad Casting Union. She joined the Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck and later theStaatstheater Darmstadt where she sang principal roles. Her appearances in the demanding Bel Canto roles ofAdina in L'Elisir D'Amore, the title roles of La Sonnambula and La Fille du Regiment were greeted with great enthusiasm by audience and critics alike and her sensational triumph as Lucia di Lammermoor led to her nomination as The best singer of the year (1998) by Opernwelt magazine. Her stylish interpretations ofSophie in Der Rosenkavalier and Pamina in Die Zauberflote were also greatly acclaimed.

Her stunning debut as Sonjain Der Zarewitsch at theVienna Volksoper in 1999 was followed by other successes: as Violetta in La Traviata; Anne in The Rake's Progress; Annina in Eine Nacht in Venedig. In 2007 She made her debut at the Hamburg State Opera as Donna Fiorilla in Il Turco in Italia. At the same time, her career has continued to develop in Japan where she frequently appears with NHK Orchestra and New National Theater Tokyo.
In the field of concert and recital, Akiko Nakajima has a broad repertoire, reaching from the Bach Passions and lieder by Schubert and Wolf, to contemporary composers. She has appeared in festivals such as Festival Dei Due Mondi, Spoleto; Festwochen der Alten Musik Innsbruck; Munchener Biennale, Wiener Festwochen. Venues at which she has appeared include the LeipzigGewandhaus; Berliner Philharmonie; Konzerthaus Wien; Thèâtre des Champs Elysèes; Wigmore Hall in London; Avery Fisher Hall in New York; Walt Desney Concert Hall in Los Angeles as well as Suntory Hall and NHK Hall in Tokyo.

Among the celebrated conductors with whom she has appeared are; Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, Herbert Blomstedt, Charles Dutoit, Kazushi Ono, Myung-Whun Chung andThomas Hengelbrock.
Akiko Nakajima's first solo CD “La Pastorella” has been released by Preiser Records (PR90647) and was nominated for the Deutschen Schallplattenkritik list. “Female Portraits”(PR90691), a collection of operatic arias and duets was followed by another recording, “Plaisir d’amour” (CDS556) from an Italian Label, Dynamic in 2008. A DVD recording of a live concert of Britten’s Mid Summer Night’s Dream with Seiji Ozawa was documented by NHK Enterprise in 2009. In early 2011, much awaited operetta CD,“Wien, Stadt meiner Träume”【Gramola 98908】will be released on Viennese label Gramola.

Highlights of her future engagements in 2011 include a newly commissioned opera written for her voice, “A mermaid” and the Deutsche Requiem with NHK Symphony Orchestra underAndré Previn.



KAZUMASA MATSUMOTO Piano
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Born in Kurashiki,Okayama in 1979, Kazumasa Matsumoto piano lessons at the age of six from Ms. Atsuko Taniguchi. After winning first prizes at many of the local piano competitions during his childhood, he attained the summit of the 48th National Students Music Competition at the age of fifteen.
He not only won the grand prix at the 7th Japan Classical Music Competition but also occupied high places at other national competitions. He also won the third prize at the 2nd International Young Pianist Competition in Memory of Horowitz held in Ukraine, and consequently participated in the prizewinner concert tour in five major cities in the U.S.A., including the performance at the Carnegie recital Hall in New York.
In 1998, he captured the first prize at the 67th Japan Music Competition at the age of nineteen when he was a freshman at Tokyo University of Arts. From the following year the vivid concert activity began for him at home and abroad, giving solo recitals as well as performing with major orchestras such as Praha Philharmonic Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra and New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra. He also took part in concerts in Czech Republic and China.
In 2001 he won the 3rd prize at the International Competition "F.Busoni" in Bolzano.
In 2003 he also won the 5th prize at the queen Elisabeth international competition in Brussels.
The release of his 3rd recording "Pictures at an Exhibition" has been highly acclaimed by critics as a lyric, characteristic performance.
He is currently studying at Universitaet der Kunste, Berlin under Prof. Pascal Devoyon, and regularly gives concerts both in Germany and Japan, while appearing frequently on radio and television broadcasts at home.
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KURUMIAN KOGAKU-DOJO BY MUSICA RESERVATA

Saturday October 12.2013
19:00 Start
” Kurumi -an early music dojo" by MUSICA RESERVATA style

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Open lesson
@10:30 A11:30 B13:30 C14:30 D15:30
(Please note that the scheduled turn may be slightly delayed by the lesson using harpsichord)

Lesson Fee
Solo attendant
\10,000
Ensemble attendants (one group)
\12,000

☆Accompaniment of the thorough bass of Musica Reservata Member can be performed.
Please ask at the time of an application.

Auditor Fee
\2,000 (for all lessons)

★ Please make a reservation. We will let you know the schedule as soon as possible.
★ The players (attending a lesson) are free.
★The attendants and the auditors are invited to jointhe refreshments gathering with MUSICA RESERVATA after the lessons.


The applicants are requested to reserve and send the music
for the lecturer beforehand to the office of Noix Accordées.
( 1‐8‐20, Hattorihonmachi, Toyonaka 561‐0852)
In case different applicants want the same hour, the adjustments will be made in accordance with the mutual talks.

The lesson fee cannot be refunded in case of cancellation except for responsible reasons on the sides of the lecturer and the sponsor.
Substitution of attendant or ensemble for another person or group is acceptable.

Reservation by telephone 06‐6862‐8855
Reservation by facsimile 06-6868-0595
Inquiries Noix Accordées Office 06‐6862‐8855

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LECTURE WITH A PERFORMANCE BY KAZUHIRO TAKAGI


September 13.2013 , Friday
LECTURE WITH A PERFORMANCE BY KAZUHIRO TAKAGI


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The lecture
with a performance which everybody can enjoy it.
19:00 Start


Lecturer : Kazuhiro Takagi(Violin) Miho Hirai(harpsichord)

Program : Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin Sonata in G, BWV1019a Cantabile


Click here and fill in the application for buying tickets and reservation.
Reservation by telephone 06‐6862‐8855
Reservation by facsimile 06-6868-0595
Inquiries Noix Accordées Office 06‐6862‐8855


【Kazuhiro Takagi】(Violin)
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Kazuhiro Takagi was born in Osaka, Japan and has studied music under Takayoshi Wanami, Yuko Mori, Eduard Wulfson and Eduard Schmieder.

Having started playing the violin at the age of six, he has ever won a number of awards including some grand prizes in a series of music competitions in Japan. After graduating from Kitano High School with the longest history and traditions in Osaka Prefecture, he left for France to study at Conservatoire National Superieur Musique de Lyon and graduate with the highest grades in 1994.

Kazuhiro Takagi studied music further at Sothern Methodist University in 1995 and Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts in 2000 via Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists organized by Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan.

The history of his major awards and honors includes winning a prize at Queen Elisabeth Music Competition in Brussels for 1997, the third prize at Geneva International Music Competition in 1998 (no first prize was awarded for the year) and the first prize as the first violinist of "eusia string quartet" at Fischoff National Music Competition in Indiana State, USA for 2001.

Kazuhiro Takagi has been very widely recognized and highly evaluated as an excellent artist in Japan as well, including his winning the National Arts Festival New Artist Award sponsored by Agency for Cultural Affairs and the Osaka Cultural Festival Grand Prize in 2005 and the Recorded Work Award, Audio Category at the 19th Music Pen Club Japan in 2007.

In recent years, he has been performing well beyond the boundaries of his original music career as a violinist of "A Hundred Birds," house music orchestra band, led by DJ YOKU and "tokyo.panda," a music unit with a hip-hop keyboardist, Kazutake Takeuchi, while making a new wave in the Japanese music arena. Kazuhiro Takagi also frequently performs at fashion and apparel show events such as Fukuoka Love & Collection and Banana Republic Show.

As an active soloist, he has ever played with a number of domestic and overseas orchestras including Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, Osaka Symphony Orchestra, Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, Japan Century Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra and Wuerttembergische Philfarmonie Reutlingen in Germany.

Having served as a concertmaster of Civic Orchestra of Chicago conducted by Daniel Barenboim and a solo concertmaster of Wuerttembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen in Germany, Kazuhiro Takagi has been offered to perform by a number of orchestras all over the world such as a concertmaster of Tokyo Symphony Orchestra (2007~2012), a solo concertmaster of Yamagata Symphony Orchestra (2006~2013).

For a chamber music domain, as well, based on his experience of performance at Nagaokakyo Chamber Ensemble in Kyoto conducted by Yuko Mori, who has been one of his music masters, he has been a leader of Lilis Chamber Orchestra. Additionally, he has been a faculty member of master classes all over the world such as Summit Music Festival (New York ,USA).

In recent years, Kazuhiro Takagi has been invited for several times to judge at the Music Competition of Japan, which is supposed to be the very highest standard of classical music competition in Japan.

Currently Kazuhiro Takagi has been actively performing as a member of Nagaokakyo Chamber Ensemble in Kyoto, the concertmaster of Dallas Chamber Symphony Orchestra (USA) ,a member of Izumi Sinfonietta Osaka, a leader of Lilis Chamber Orchestra and a violinist of "A Hundred Birds" and "tokyo.panda."

http://www.kazuhirotakagi.com

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