Thursday 09 November 2017
Tickets £12 early bird (by 31 Oct)
then £18 Adult, £15 concessions
(including a pre-concert drink)
After a highly praised recital in 2016, Nobue returns to 1901 Arts Club with another generous programme.
Bach Italian Concerto in F major BWV971
Beethoven Piano sonata in F minor "Appassionata" Op.57
〜 Pause 〜
Chopin Etude in A♭ major Op.25-1
Chopin Fantasy Impromptu in G♯ minor Op.66
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy from "Song without words"
・Venetian Gondola-song Op.30-6
Schumann Träumerei Op.15-7
Schumann Vogel als Prophet Op.82-7
Liszt Liebes Träume No.3
Chopin Ballade No.3 in A♭ major Op.47
Highly acclaimed as a “healing sound”, Nobue is one of those rare pianists whose interpretations adhere to the traditional Viennese Method. She is renowned as an outstanding interpreter of J.S. Bach piano pieces. Her revised J.S. Bach’s “Invention” (published by Yamaha music media corporation ISBN 978-4-636-88613-9 C0073), presents the easy-to-understand “Seven topics that facilitate the understanding of the Baroque style of different types of piano pieces” in order to interpret Urtextausgabe, with examples for performance, is highly respected and is considered a bible for piano teachers as well as learners.
Nobue mastered pieces from the Classical period, especially the works of Beethoven. She was invited to play Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata at the Moonlight Sonata Bicentenary Memorial Concert organised by the J.N. Hummel Foundation in Slovakia. The concert was televised on Slovakian national television and her performance was highly praised. For this interpretation, she was awarded the R. Barova prize by the J.N. Hummel Foundation.
Nobue also excels at ensembles, and has played in numerous piano duets, internationally as well as in Japan. She brought her experience into the classroom, and her Piano Ensemble classes are extremely popular. She is also regularly asked to accompany singers, especially those whose forte is German songs.
Her highly successful Talk Concert series are long established and have a firm fan base. Nobue is passionate about her charity works that include giving concerts at care homes and institutions for disabled people.
She was first taught to play piano by her mother. After graduating from high school in Japan, she continued her training at the University of Music and Performing Arts of Vienna. She was taught by numerous renowned professors such as E. Mrazek, Dr. J. Dichler, Dr R. Ortner, and J. Demus among others. Since graduating, she has performed internationally as well as in Japan. Her repertoire ranges from solo recitals, playing with orchestras, and piano ensembles to chamber music, and as accompanist. She has taught at numerous seminars for piano teachers and has recorded several CDs.