Wissembourg 2019: Gryaznov and Yamamoto, 2 pianos

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Date(s) - Monday, September 9, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

La Nef Wissembourg


Akiko Yamamoto, piano
Vyacheslav Gryaznov, piano

C. Debussy : Petite Suite
C. Debussy : La Mer (V. Gryaznov)
S. Rachmaninov : Suite pour 2 pianos n° 1 Op. 5
C. Saint-Saëns : Danse macabre

Akiko Yamamoto began her piano studies at the age of 4 in Tokyo, Japan, where she studied with Prof. Nobuko Amada. She then continued her studies with scholarships from the Meiji-Yasuda Quality of Life Foundation, as well as Japan Culture Affairs and Rohm Music Foundations, to finish with Prof. Dr. Mikhail Voskresensky at the Tchaikovsky National Conservatory in Moscow.

During her studies, she won numerous international awards such as the 2nd prize of the 57th International Competition of Geneva, the 1st prize of the “Kirishima International Music Festival”, the 1st prize and gold medal at the 14th Robert Schumann International Competition in Zwickau (Germany).

She has since been invited to numerous international festivals such as the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival (Germany), Lake District Music Festival, City of London Festival (GB), La Folle Day, La Roque d’Anthéron (France), International Piano Festival (Ukraine) etc. and collaborated more particularly with the orchestras of French-speaking Switzerland and Zwickau. She has performed as a soloist with the Kyushu Orchestra (Japan) and has given numerous chamber music concerts including with the Ebony Quartet in France, Germany and England. His first CD in collaboration with the Ebony Quartet (Brahms quintet) has been released by Virgin Classic.

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