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Namekawa / Davies at Filharmonie Brno 23.3.2019_foto_Vojtěch_Kába

A Flypast of Musical Minimalism

Press Review by Brno Music Friendly City The piano recital by the chief conductor of the Filharmonie Brno Dennis Russell Davies and his wife the pianist Maki Namekawa yesterday in Besední dům offered three works by three significant figures from American minimalism. The concert included minimalist works by Steve Reich in the shape of Piano Phase, the composition Hallelujah Junction by John Adams and Four Movements for Two Pianos by… Read More »A Flypast of Musical Minimalism
Namekawa / Davies on Czeck TV

Namekawa / Davies

See this short report by Ceska televize about the duo concert on the 24th of March in Brno. → to the report
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On Apple Musics’ A-List

The Track Orphée from Namekawa/Davies’ new iTunes release “Three Pieces for four Hands” is on Apple Musics’ Classical A-List.
Philip Glass and Maki Namekawa © Andreas H. Bitesnich

Maki to premiere first Piano Sonata by Philip Glass

Philip Glass is writing his first piano sonata ever for Maki Namekawa who is going to premier the piece at Klavier-Festival Ruhr on July, 4th in Essen, Germany. The work is commissioned by Klavier-Festival Ruhr. → GO TO EVENT
Isang Yun SUNRISE FALLING SACD 5.1 PENTATONE Oxingale Series

Deutsche Schallplattenkritik

Isang Yun | Sunrise Falling is on the longlist of “Deutsche Schallplattenkritik”. 155 music-critics nominated 276 new releases in 32 categories of the last three months. The shortlist will be reveales on Feburary, 15th.
Maki Namekawa plays Mishima by Philip Glass

GLASS Motion Picture & MISHIMA | Review from Gramophone UK

Namekawa’s excellent performance, combining both terraced dynamics and a kind of ‘terraced articulation’, stems from previous work on Glass’s set of 20 Piano Études. Her ability to shape, pace and project the composer’s music is most impressive during the more extended tracks, where she keeps all three elements superbly in check. On the surface there’s not a lot to distinguish between these two discs. Both feature film music by Philip… Read More »GLASS Motion Picture & MISHIMA | Review from Gramophone UK
Making of Mishima Part 01

Making of Mishima Part 01

This short documentary was shot during the recording of MISHIMA in June 2017. Philip Glass and Michael Riesman comment on the soundtrack to the Paul Schrader movie.
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Pasticcio Award for Maki

Today Maki received the renowned classical music award “Pasticcio Preis” for MISHIMA | Maki Namekawa plays Philip Glass by Austrian national radio Ö1. Congratulations!