MAIKO MORI piano
Monday 5 June 2023
Concert: 7pm (approx. 1 hour, without interval)
"The meaning of SHIKISAI - 色彩
Featuring three contemporary Japanese composers from diverse backgrounds, Maiko delivers a colourful and unique experience with much-loved classical piano repertoire, the passionate Oblivion by Piazzolla, Chasm dedicated to Mori by Melanie Spanswick, and jazz-classical hybrid works by Kapustin.
Air and Variations “The Harmonious Blacksmith”
from Suite No.5 in E major, HWV 430
“Chasm” (2020) dedicated to Maiko Mori
Etude in A flat “Aeolian Harp”, Op.25 No.1
Nocturne in B flat minor, Op.9/1
No.1 in C major “Die Glocke”
No.7 in B flat major
No.12 in D flat major
“Rain Tree Sketch”
Concert Etudes Op.40
Since winning first prize at the Birmingham International Piano Competition in 2002, Maiko Mori has continued to build an international career as one of the outstanding soloists and chamber musicians of her generation.
Maiko has enjoyed acclaim at prestigious venues and broadcasters in the UK, Europe and Japan, such as Radio France, BBC Radio 3, Cheltenham Festival, the Purcell Room in London, West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge, Kolarac in Belgrade, Serbia and Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Japan, to mention but a few.
She made her concerto debut in the UK with the RCM Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vasily Petrenko in 2006. Since then, she has performed with various orchestras internationally. The most recent concerto performance includes Piano Concerto No.3 by Rachmaninov (Kyoto Concert Hall, Japan) under Tetsuro Ban, and Piano Concerto No.2 by Brahms (St Cyprians, London, UK) under Levon Parikian. Maiko performs a wide range of concertos and solo works, and is a keen chamber musician with a particular interest in 20th-century music.
Alongside her growing performing career, she is passionate in working with young generations internationally. She teaches piano at the University of Chichester. She is also a regular faculty member of the international piano festival “PIANO WEEK” since 2018, where she gives masterclasses and recitals. Most recently, she has been appointed as an Artist for TIPA - Tokyo International Piano Association.