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Noriko Ogawa, Piano

Part of the Absolute Classics 2015-16 Season

Add to my Calendar 26-09-2015 19:30 26-09-2015 21:30 36 Absolute Classics www.absolutelcassics.co.uk Date: Saturday 26th SeptemberTime: 7:30pmLocation: Cally Palace, Gatehouse of Fleet Cost: Adults £12, Under 26’s £0Programme: Debussy, Images Book I Beethoven, Appassionata Sonata Op.57 Interval Ravel, Oiseaux Tristes (From Miroirs) Prokofiev, Sonata No.1, Op. 83 Chopin, Scherzo No.2, Op.31   Date: Sunday 27th September Time: 3:30pmLocation: Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms, Thornhill, DG3 5LU Cost: Adults £12, Under 26’s £0Programme: Ravel; Le Tombeau de Couperin Kanno; A Particle of Water for piano and Myochin Hibashi Chopsticks Interval Debussy; Arabesque 1, A girl with Flaxen Hair, Clair de Lune, Chopin; Sonata no.2 Op.35 Chopin; Polonaise Op.53   Noriko Ogawa has achieved considerable renown throughout the world since her success at the 1987 Leeds International Piano Competition. Ogawa’s ‘ravishingly poetic playing’ (Telegraph) sets her apart from her contemporaries and acclaim for her complete Debussy series with BIS Records confirms her as a fine Debussy specialist.   Ogawa appears with all the major European, Japanese and US orchestras. She has been appointed Artist in Residence to Bridgewater Hall in Manchester where she will be Artistic Director for the Reflections on Debussy festival, hosted by BBC Philharmonic and Bridgewater Hall from January-June 2012. With the recent completion of the Debussy series, Ogawa completed recording a new Mozart disc for BIS Records in 2011. With her wonderful dynamic range and colour palate, Ogawa’s particular affinities also range from the works of Takemitsu, through the larger Romantic composers such as Prokofiev and Rachmaninov, to contemporary concerti commissioned from Graham Fitkin and Dai Fujikura.    Ogawa is also renowned as a recitalist and chamber musician. Notable chamber projects include a tour of Japan with the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble and the leader of the Vienna Philharmonic, Rainer Honeck. In 2001 Ogawa and Kathryn Stott launched their piano duo and have since toured in Japan and given premieres of Graham Fitkin’s double piano concerto Circuit, including the world premiere at Bridgewater Hall. She has also collaborated with Steven Isserlis, Isabelle van Keulen, Martin Roscoe, Michael Collins and Peter Donohoe.   An advocate of commissioning, Ogawa has been involved in numerous premieres. Her current commission is a ground-breaking series of recital pieces from Yoshihiro Kanno which feature the piano alongside various traditional Japanese instruments or sounds; the first for Nambu bell and piano Hikari no Ryushi (A Particle of Light), followed by Mizu no Ryushi (A Particle of Water) for metal chopsticks and piano, Niji no ry?shi (A Particle of Rainbow) for piano and Kabuki Orgel and finally Sora no meiro (Sky Maze) for organ and piano.   Alongside performing and recording for BIS, Ogawa is sought-after for presenting, both on the radio and on television, recently appearing on BBC Worldwide in ‘Visionaries’ as an advocate for Takemitsu and in programmes for NHK and Nippon Television. As an adjudicator, she regularly judges the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition, Honens International Piano Competition and the Scottish International Piano Competition.  In Japan, Ogawa acts as artistic advisor to the MUZA Kawasaki Symphony Hall (www.kawasaki-sym-hall.jp) in her hometown. In 1999, the Japanese Ministry of Education awarded her their Art Prize in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the cultural profile of Japan throughout the world and she has also been awarded the Okura Prize for her outstanding contribution to music in Japan. As a writer, Ogawa has completed her first book (published in Japan) and is currently working on a Japanese translation of Susan Tomes’s book Out of Silence – a pianist’s yearbook.  Ogawa is passionate about charity work, particularly after the earthquake and tsunami which devastated Japan in early 2011. Since the earthquake she has raised over £20,000 for the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Fund and is keen to keep fundraising, also working with the Japan Society through 2012. Ogawa also founded Jamie’s Concerts a series for autistic children and parents.   Ogawa lives with her partner Philip and their cat Tama. When not practising she enjoys writing and cooking for friends.  Cally Palace, Gatehouse of Fleet DD/MM/YYYY

Details

Cally Palace
Cally Palace
Gatehouse of Fleet
Kirkcudbrightshire
DG7 2DL
Scotland


Programme

Frederic ChopinScherzo no.2 in B flat minor, Op.31
Maurice RavelMiroirs: Oiseaux tristes (arr. C. Matthews)
Ludwig van BeethovenPiano Sonata no.23 in F minor 'Appassionata', Op.57
Claude DebussyImages (1ere série)

Performers

Noriko Ogawa – piano

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Programme Note

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Date: Saturday 26th September
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Cally Palace, Gatehouse of Fleet

Cost: Adults £12, Under 26’s £0
Programme:

Debussy, Images Book I

Beethoven, Appassionata Sonata Op.57

Interval

Ravel, Oiseaux Tristes (From Miroirs)

Prokofiev, Sonata No.1, Op. 83

Chopin, Scherzo No.2, Op.31

 

Date: Sunday 27th September

Time: 3:30pm
Location: Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms, Thornhill, DG3 5LU

Cost: Adults £12, Under 26’s £0
Programme:

Ravel; Le Tombeau de Couperin

Kanno; A Particle of Water for piano and Myochin Hibashi Chopsticks

Interval

Debussy; Arabesque 1, A girl with Flaxen Hair, Clair de Lune,

Chopin; Sonata no.2 Op.35

Chopin; Polonaise Op.53

 

Noriko Ogawa has achieved considerable renown throughout the world since her success at the 1987 Leeds International Piano Competition. Ogawa’s ‘ravishingly poetic playing’ (Telegraph) sets her apart from her contemporaries and acclaim for her complete Debussy series with BIS Records confirms her as a fine Debussy specialist.

 

Ogawa appears with all the major European, Japanese and US orchestras. She has been appointed Artist in Residence to Bridgewater Hall in Manchester where she will be Artistic Director for the Reflections on Debussy festival, hosted by BBC Philharmonic and Bridgewater Hall from January-June 2012. With the recent completion of the Debussy series, Ogawa completed recording a new Mozart disc for BIS Records in 2011. With her wonderful dynamic range and colour palate, Ogawa’s particular affinities also range from the works of Takemitsu, through the larger Romantic composers such as Prokofiev and Rachmaninov, to contemporary concerti commissioned from Graham Fitkin and Dai Fujikura. 

 

Ogawa is also renowned as a recitalist and chamber musician. Notable chamber projects include a tour of Japan with the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble and the leader of the Vienna Philharmonic, Rainer Honeck. In 2001 Ogawa and Kathryn Stott launched their piano duo and have since toured in Japan and given premieres of Graham Fitkin’s double piano concerto Circuit, including the world premiere at Bridgewater Hall. She has also collaborated with Steven Isserlis, Isabelle van Keulen, Martin Roscoe, Michael Collins and Peter Donohoe.

 

An advocate of commissioning, Ogawa has been involved in numerous premieres. Her current commission is a ground-breaking series of recital pieces from Yoshihiro Kanno which feature the piano alongside various traditional Japanese instruments or sounds; the first for Nambu bell and piano Hikari no Ryushi (A Particle of Light), followed by Mizu no Ryushi (A Particle of Water) for metal chopsticks and piano, Niji no ry?shi (A Particle of Rainbow) for piano and Kabuki Orgel and finally Sora no meiro (Sky Maze) for organ and piano.

 

Alongside performing and recording for BIS, Ogawa is sought-after for presenting, both on the radio and on television, recently appearing on BBC Worldwide in ‘Visionaries’ as an advocate for Takemitsu and in programmes for NHK and Nippon Television. As an adjudicator, she regularly judges the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition, Honens International Piano Competition and the Scottish International Piano Competition. 

In Japan, Ogawa acts as artistic advisor to the MUZA Kawasaki Symphony Hall (www.kawasaki-sym-hall.jp) in her hometown. In 1999, the Japanese Ministry of Education awarded her their Art Prize in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the cultural profile of Japan throughout the world and she has also been awarded the Okura Prize for her outstanding contribution to music in Japan. As a writer, Ogawa has completed her first book (published in Japan) and is currently working on a Japanese translation of Susan Tomes’s book Out of Silence – a pianist’s yearbook. 

Ogawa is passionate about charity work, particularly after the earthquake and tsunami which devastated Japan in early 2011. Since the earthquake she has raised over £20,000 for the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Fund and is keen to keep fundraising, also working with the Japan Society through 2012. Ogawa also founded Jamie’s Concerts a series for autistic children and parents.

 

Ogawa lives with her partner Philip and their cat Tama. When not practising she enjoys writing and cooking for friends. 

Noriko Ogawa

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