Three very favourable reviews (in German) for the Namekawa/Davies concert as well as the Austrian Premiere of the Piano Sonata by Philip Glass. Volksblatt, 11.09.2019 Namekawa Dialog mit Glass “Die Japanerin nach außen impulsiver, körperlich die Intensität ihres Spiels.Das Glass-typische Fließen, die “Wassermusik”, versehen mit halsbrecherischen Sprüngen, die nur mit der Virtuosität einer Namekawa zu bewältigen sind. Der Mittelteil intim, ein Auskosten der Stille auch, in schönen Bögen schwebt… Read More »ars electronica Festival 2019 | Music Monday | Press Review
On Oct, 25 Maki and her husband Dennis Russell Davies will be playing at the Music Future Festival of renowned japanese composer Joe Hisaishi. https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=BzX-zqFZtUQhttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wwGf1E6ptXg&feature=youtu.be
On July 4th, 2019 Maki Namekawa premiered the Piano Sonata by Philip Glass at Pianofestival Ruhr in the German town of Essen. The “Salzlager” in the “Zeche Zollverein” was sold out in anticipation of the first piano sonata by the great American composer. After the performance Maki Namekawa and Philip Glass received standing ovations by the exited audience. Malte Hemmerich of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung wrote: “… this happenstance gives the… Read More »Namekawa breathes this music …
The Ö1 “Pasticcio” award of the month June The Korean composer Isang Yun experienced an unimaginable period of torture and repression in the late 1960s, he was kidnapped by the South Korean government in Darmstadt and charged with no proof of espionage for North Korea and subsequently sentenced to death. His music was and is an up-to-date vision of an undivided country, the unity of North and South Korea, for… Read More »Pasticcio Award for Isang Yun | Sunrise Falling
MISHIMA /Closing was streamed 1 mio. times on iTunes. This video is to say “Thank You!” to all of you who have streamed the music, bought a CD or came to my concerts. → GO TO VIDEO
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
Orange Mountain Music released “Three Pieces for Four Hands” today on iTunes. Orphée, Stokes and The Voyage were recorded last year in the Musiktheater Linz for digital release only.