Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Thursday 23rd June 2022
Kyoko Takashima presents a selection of colourful and playful genre pillars by Bach, Debussy and Chopin. Kyoko arrived in New Zealand in March of 2021 and she now lives in Nelson. Formerly a lecturer of piano at Osaka College of Music in Japan, Kyoko was a committee member of Sakai City Opera in Osaka, and studied the summer academy at The Mozarteum University of Salzburg. She has performed a number of solo recitals and concertos, and accompanied solo artists in Japan and internationally, including in Austria, Brazil, Argentina, Australia and the USA.
Bach's "Italian Concerto", written for harpsichord and now a feature in the piano repertoire, brilliantly integrates what would normally be separate solo and orchestral parts, for the soloist to play alone.
"Children's Corner" by Debussy is full of color and playful adventure, and was composed for his beloved daughter "Chouchou".
"Clair de Lune" is a part of "Suite bergamasque" whose calm and soothing melody is immediately recognisable.
Enjoy the fascinating musical world of Chopin - "Grand Valse brillante", "Barcarolle" and "Andante spianato et Grande polonaise brillante".
Sponsored by Nelson Pine Industries
Nelson & suburbs
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
48 Nile Street, Nelson, New Zealand
Admission $15(box office), $14.50(online); Season Pass (10 concerts) $100
Tickets from NCMA ph. 5489477.