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Ikuko Inoguchi, piano Event

Ikuko Inogucki
13:00 - 13:50
3 February 2020
Turner Sims, Southampton

Event details

The Music Department are delighted to welcome Japanese pianist Ikuko Inoguchi to our lunchtime concert series as an official part of the Japan-UK Season of Culture.

Acclaimed for her “subtle sonority and fascinating colourful tones” (Der Kessener), the Japanese pianist Ikuko Inoguchi enjoys a dual career as a performer and musicologist internationally. After studying with Vitaly Margulis at UCLA, she completed her Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Colorado, Boulder where she was a recipient of numerous scholarships and the MTNA Star Award and worked as a collaborative pianist and Lecturer of Piano. Following a Visiting Scholar Fellowship at the Institute of Musical Research in London during 2010–2011, she was recently awarded a PhD from City, University London for her thesis of concepts of time and musical temporality in the works of John Cage, George Crumb, and Tōru Takemitsu and implications for performance.

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As a soloist and chamber musician, Ikuko has performed in concert series and festivals across the UK, Germany, Finland, Italy, France, USA, and Japan and at prestigious venues, such as St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London and Aichi Art Theatre in Japan. She is also in demand as a performer-scholar, musicologist, and performance workshop leader. She has presented a number of papers and lecture-recitals at international conferences, symposiums, and research seminars. Recently she was an invited speaker and performer at a study day of The BBC Total Immersion: Music from Japan, a Takemitsu Society meeting, The Contemporary Music Research Centre at the University of York, and Trinity Laban Conservatory of Music. She has also coached students at Royal Welsh Conservatoire of Music, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music, and City, University of London.

Ikuko’s artistic and scholarly activities have generously been supported by Gluck Music Fellowship, Dean’s Grant, Noris Piano Award, Beverly Sears Grant, and Mu Phi Epsilon.

Free admission

Programme: Japan in the West, the West in Japan

ComposerMusic piece

Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonata in F-sharp major, Op. 78

Henry Cowell

Snows of Fuji-Yama (1927)

Claude Debussy

“Pagodes” from Estampes (1903)

“Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir” (1910) from Préludes, Book I               

Jonathan Harvey

Haiku (1998)

Joe Cutler

Local Music for piano and harmonica (2020) world premiere

Tōru Takemitsu

Rain Tree Sketch II -In Memoriam Olivier Messiaen (1992)

Olivier Knussen

Prayer Bell Sketch, Op. 29 (1997)

Karen Tanaka

Crystalline II (1995-1996)

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