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Association-sponsored performance

4th installment of the Kizuna series Ysaye and Debussy

The ``Kizuna Series'' presents unknown pieces of music by Ysaye, a Belgian musician who was active as a genius violinist and composer, on a variety of themes. This time, please enjoy Debussy's ``String Quartet'' dedicated to Ysaye and other masterpieces performed by an outstanding ensemble of world-class musicians.

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2024 years 5 month 30 day (Thursday)

Schedule 19:00 start (18:15 start)
Venue Ota Ward Hall / Aplico Large Hall
Genre Performance (classical)
Performance / song

Debussy: Beautiful Dusk (Arrangement: Heifetz) ◆Cello and Piano
Ysay: Poem Eleziak (edited by A. Knyazev) ◆Cello and piano
Debussy: Later than Lent, Island of Joy ◆Piano Solo
Ysay: Two Mazurkas ◆Violin and Piano
Debussy: Moonlight String Quartet Version (Arrangement: Maruka Mori)
Debussy: String Quartet in G minor
*Please note that the program and performers are subject to change.


Yayoi Toda (violin)
Kikue Ikeda (violin)
Kazuhide Isomura (viola)
Haruma Sato (cello)
Midori Nohara (piano)

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  • Online: Wednesday, February 2024, 2 14:10
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Yayoi Toda ©Akira Muto
Kikue Ikeda©Naoya Ikegami
Kazuhide Isomura
Haruma Sato
Midori Nohara


Yayoi Toda (violin)

54st place at the 1th Japan Music Competition, and 1993st place at the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition in 4. She won the 20th Idemitsu Music Award. The CDs include "Bach: Complete Solo Violin Sonatas & Partitas", "2th Century Solo Violin Works", a collection of gems "Children's Dreams", "Frank: Sonata, Schumann: Sonata No. 3", "Enescu" : Sonata No. 1, Bartók: Sonata No. 2022.” In 1728, “Bach: Complete Unaccompanied Works” will be re-recorded and released. The instrument used is a Guarneri del Gesu (made in XNUMX) owned by Chaconne (Canon). She was invited as a juror for the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition and the Bartók International Competition. She is currently a professor in the Department of Performance, Faculty of Music, Ferris University, and a part-time lecturer in the Faculty of Music, Toho Gakuen University.

Kikue Ikeda (violin)

He won prizes at the Japan Music Competition, the Washington String Instrument Competition, and the Viana da Motta Competition in Portugal. Since 1974, she has been the second violinist of the Tokyo Quartet for 2 years. The instruments she uses are a 39 “Louis XIV” made by Nicolo Amati and two made in 1656 on loan from the Corcoran Museum of Art, and a 14 Stradivarius “Paganini” on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation (until 1672). . She received the Foreign Minister's Commendation in 2. The Tokyo Quartet has won numerous awards, including the STERN Award from Germany's STERN magazine, the Best Chamber Music Recording of the Year award from British Gramophone Magazine and American Stereo Review Magazine, the French Diapason d'Or Award, and seven Grammy Award nominations. Professor Nin, faculty member of Suntory Chamber Music Academy.

Kazuhide Isomura (viola)

Studied at Toho Gakuen and Juilliard School of Music. After forming the Tokyo Quartet in 1969 and winning first place at the Munich International Music Competition, he continued to perform throughout the world for 1 years, based in New York. He has won many awards for his recordings with the Tokyo Quartet, and has released CDs of viola solos and sonatas as an individual. In 44, she received the Career Achievement Award from the American Viola Association. Currently, he is a special professor at Toho Gakuen University and a faculty member at Suntory Hall Chamber Music Academy.

Haruma Sato (cello)

In 2019, she became the first Japanese person to win the cello section of the Munich International Music Competition. She has performed with major orchestras both domestically and internationally, including the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and is also well-received for her recitals and chamber music. CD debut from her prestigious Deutsche Grammophon in 2020. Her instrument is a 1903 E. Rocca loaned to the Munetsugu Collection. 2018st prize and special prize at the 1 Lutosławski International Cello Competition. 83st place in the cello section of the 1rd Japan Music Competition, as well as the Tokunaga Prize and the Kuroyanagi Prize. Received the Hideo Saito Memorial Fund Award, the Idemitsu Music Award, the Nippon Steel Music Award, and the Agency for Cultural Affairs Commissioner's Award (International Arts Category).

Midori Nohara (piano)

Won 56st place at the 1th Japan Music Competition. After graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts at the top of her class, she went to France and won 3rd place at the Busoni International Piano Competition, 2nd place at the Budapest Liszt International Piano Competition, and 23st place at the 1rd Long-Thibault International Piano Competition. In addition to his recital activities, he is active in collaborations with conductors and orchestras both domestically and internationally, and in chamber music. In 2015, she was invited as a juror for the piano section of the Long-Thibault Crespin International Competition. CDs: "Moonlight", "Complete Ravel Piano Works", "Pilgrimage Year 3 & Piano Sonata", etc. Associate professor at Tokyo University of the Arts and visiting professor at Nagoya College of Music.


Yayoi Toda

I would like to thank Mr. Ikeda and Mr. Isomura, who were members of the Tokyo Quartet, for their great support in New York, and this will be our second time working together. I have worked with pianist Midori Nohara many times on difficult pieces by Shostakovich and Bartok, and she is my most trusted colleague. This will be our first collaboration with cellist Haruma Sato, who is one of Japan's leading young cellists and is active around the world, and I am looking forward to performing Debussy with him. When it comes to music, collaborating with musicians you can truly trust will increase the beauty of your work and the sense of fulfillment in performing it. Also, that time is a treasure to me. I'm looking forward to it.


Sponsored by: Japan Isai Association
Co-sponsor: Ota City Cultural Promotion Association
Sponsored by: Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium
Embassy of France in Japan/Institut Francais
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Jpan
Japan Cello Association
Japan-Belgium Association

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