Namekawa/Davies | Three Pieces For Four Hands

iTunes Release: Three Pieces for Four Hands

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.

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

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!  

Isang Yun Sunrise Falling Pentatone Oxingal Series

Isang Yun SUNRISE FALLING | Interview with Dennis Russell Davies

In October, 2018 SUNRISE FALLLING was released on Pentatone/Oxingale to celebrate the 100th anniversary Korean-born composer Isang Yun – featuring Maki Namekawa, Yumi Hwang-Williams, Matt Haimovitz and Dennis Russell Davies. In this interview Dennis Russell Davies speaks about the project.

Namekawa / Davies | Maki Namekawa and Dennis Russell Davies at Bruckner University Linz

Auf zwei Klavieren virtuos tanzen | Oberösterreichische Nachrichten vom 23. Okt. 2018

Schon zur Zeit Mozarts war es Usus, große Symphonien für kleinere Besetzungen zu bearbeiten. So auch für Klavier, wobei mehr Spielraum zwei Klaviere erlauben, die Maki Namekawa und Dennis Russell Davies bei ihrem Recital anlässlich des 100. Geburtstags von Leonard Bernstein am Sonntag im Großen Saal der Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität gehörig zum Klingen brachten. Bernstein …

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MDF Festival 20/09/2018 Szczecin photo by Wojciech

Music.Design.Form Festival Szczecin

On September 20th, Maki Namekawa, Tim Fain and Matt Haimovitz played an evening of chamber music by Philip Glass in Szczecin, Poland. The Filharmonia Szczecin hosts the MDF (Music.Design.Form) Festival 2018. The philharmonic building was opened in 2014 and is shaped like a giant iceberg. The three musicians each played solo pieces by Philip Glass …

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Maki Namekawa plays Mishima by Philip Glass


I am so happy that MISHIMA is finally released and I hope you all will be attending my premiere at the Ars Electronica Festival Linz on Monday, September 10th.