Concert archive

Freitag, 16.09 - Klavierabend - Motoi Kawashima

Bösendorfer Saal im Mozarthaus Vienna
Domgasse 5 - 1010 Wien

Freitag, 16.09 
19.30 Uhr
Karten: € 15,-
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W. A. Mozart: Piano sonata N° 11 in A-Major KV 331 "Türkischer Marsch"
F. Schubert/F. Liszt: Two Song Transcriptions
 "Du bist die Ruh" and "Frühlingsglaube"
F. Chopin: Polonaise N°6 in A flat Major Op. 53 "Heroic"
M. Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales
F. Schubert: Wanderer-Fantasie D.760

Motoi Kawashima was born in Okayama (Japan). He graduated as concert pianist at the Tokyo conservatoire. He continued his studies at the university of music „Franz Liszt“ in Weimar (under Professor Rolf-Dieter Arens and Lezar Berman) and at the university of arts in Berlin (under Professor Elena Lapitskaja). Master classes with Paul Badura-Skoda and Alexis Weissenberg perfected his education. The „Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung“ once charactarized Motoi Kawashima as a „Pianist with the golden hands“. Motoi Kawashima won numerous awards at international piano competitions, for example in Marsara („Citta di Marsala competition“), in Bozen („Busoni competition“), in Gorizia („Giuliano Pecar competition”), in Grosseto („Scriabin competition“), in Andorra („Alicia de Larrocha competition“), in Berlin („Artur Schnabel“ competition) and in San Marino („Republica San Marino competition“). Outstanding is his success at the world-renowned „Franz Schubert competition“ in Dortmund in 2005. Motoi Kawashima was the first japanese pianist to win the first prize in this competitionMotoi Kawashima regularly gives concerts at international music-festivals. He performed in Dubrovnik (Kroatien), Alessandria, Como, Grosseto (Italien) and in Tokyo at the „La Folle Journée“-music festival. He further performed in the following renowned concert halls: the Berlin philharmonic concert hall (Berliner Philharmonie), the cultural centre of Jounieh, the Beirut Assembly Hall (Libanon), the Liszt-house (Weimar), the German national theatre and the Suntry Hall (Tokyo). He appeared on stage with many famous orchestras like the Berlin Symphonics, the Sinfonie orchestra of Berlin, The Tokyo New City orchestra, the Tokyo Memorial Orchestra and the Tokyo City Philharmonics, to name just a few. In the concert season 2008/2009 he will perform in Munich (Gasteig), in Darmstadt (Chopin society), Bern, Hannover, Dortmund (citizen hall), Selb (Rosenthal), Esslingen, Offenburg, Berlin, Solothurn und other cities as well. His Franz Schubert CD of 2006 was must successul, in particular in Vienna and at „Radio Stephansdom“.