2009年11月30日

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nakano.jpgShota Nakano (Piano)
Shota Nakano was born 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. In 1999 the young pianist participated in the 15th Tokyo Summer Festival where he proved excellent technical skills and a rich musical understanding for his age. The same year, he enrolled in the pre-college division of the Juilliard School of Music. 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'Archi Italiana 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. He also gave a recital in Paris. His recital in Tokyo in 2007 was nationally telecasted by NHK. His performance is also broadcasted by NHK-FM. 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 masters degree at the Juilliard School where he studied with Yoheved Kaplinsky. His debut CD is released in 2009. He is a recipient of the 15th Idemitsu Music Prize in 2004.

[Discography]
Octavia Records OVCT-00055
Schumann: Piano Concerto, Fantasy, Arabesque, Traumerei

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