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October 29(Sat) 15:00-16:00

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Mami Hagiwara, Tatsuki Narita, Makoto Yoshida and Gen Yokosaka: Chamber Music Concert by Young Soloists

The specially selected young soloists, endowed with popularity and talent, challenge themselves with Messiaen’s “Quatuor pour la fin du temps”, famous as the supreme work in 20th century chamber music history. A message for peace sent by musicians in their twenties.

ARTIST

Mami Hagiwara, piano
Tatsuki Narita, violin
Makoto Yoshida, clarinet
Gen Yokosaka, cello

Program

Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time)

About the Artist

Mami Hagiwara, piano Mami Hagiwara has garnered attention as a rising pianist after becoming the first Japanese pianist to win first prize at the 65th Geneva International Music Competition, held in Autumn 2010. The prestigious competition does not award first prize every year, and Mami’s victory attracted attention in various circles, as first place had not been awarded in eight years. Born in Hiroshima (Japan), Mami Hagiwara began her piano studies at age five. After winning numerous prizes in Japanese competitions, she became, at age 13, the youngest winner of the 27th Palma D’Oro International Piano Competition. After graduating from the Hiroshima Music High School, Mami entered the Conservatoire de Paris upon the unanimous recommendation of the panel of judges, receiving a scholarship from the Agency of Cultural Affairs as part of the Japanese Government’s Overseas Study Program for Artists.

Tatsuki Narita, violin Born in Sapporo, Japan. In 2010, he won the Second prize of Concours international Marguerite-Long-Jacques- Thibaud and also received the Sacem Award. After graduating Toho Gakuen High School of Music, he moved to Paris and from Sept. 2011, he is studying at the Conservatoire de Paris. In 2012, he won the Second prize of Concours Reine Elisabeth en Belgique and the Eugène Ysaÿe prize. He was also given the Hotel Okura Music Award of this year. He released his first CD later this year which includes recordings of Frank: Violin Sonata and Faure: Violin Sonata No.1. Tatsuki Narita plays the Guarneri del Gesu " ex-William Kroll " of 1738 loaned by an anonymous patron.

Makoto Yoshida, clarinet Born in 1987 in Kobe Japan, Makoto began playing piano at the age of 5. He made his clarinet solo debut with the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of 15 in a performance televised nationally on NHK, only three years after picking up the instrument. He went on to capture numerous honors including 1st Prize at the 9th Kobe International Music Competition, Grand Prize at the 9th Matsukata Hall Music Prize, 3rd Prize at the International Clarinet Association High School Competition, and finalist at theTorino International Music Competition, before entering the Tokyo University of the Arts. Makoto was subsequently awarded a scholarship by the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan to continue his studies in France. In addition to the above, his competition success includes 1st Prize and Audience Prize in the 5th Tokyo International Music Competition and 2nd Prize in the Japan Wind and Percussion Competition. Makoto has given numerous concerts and recitals worldwide, including in Japan, France, Italy, and China. He is also a young conductor currently studying under Seiji Ozawa.

Gen Yokosaka, cello Gen Yokosaka began to play the cello at the age of 4. He won the numerous competitions including Viva Hall Cello Competition in 2002 at the age of 15 (youngest ever winner), Idemitsu Music Award in 2005, Hideo Saito Memorial Fund Award in 2008, International Music Competition of ARD Munich (2nd prize in cello category) in 2010. And he had participated at Lucerne Festival Academy. Gen has studied with Katsuro Washio, Hakuro Mohri and Jeean - Guihen Queyras and studied at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart. And he plays a 1710 cello by Pietro Giacomo Rogeri kindly loaned by the Suntory Foundation.