Sunday, Februar 28, 2016.
Izleh Henry – Violin
Tomoki Kitamura– Fortepiano (Broadwood-Flügel, 1847)
Dorothea Hilzinger – Moderation
Johannes Brahms: Sonaten für Violine und Hammerflügel
Nr.1 G-dur Op.78 (“Regenlied”)
Nr.2 A-dur Op.100
Nr.3 d-moll Op.108
Born in Aichi in 1991, Tomoki Kitamura began playing the piano at the age of three. Since his early years he has won prizes at several piano competitions including the Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists in 2004, Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in 2006, Sydney International Piano Competition in 2008 and first prize and the Grand Jury Prize at the prestigious Tokyo Music Competition in 2005.
He started his career as a recital pianist in 2005 and has been invited by many festivals such as the “Tokyo Summer Festival”, “La Folle Journeé” etc, as well as giving an increasing number of recitals in France and Germany.
As a concerto pianist, he has played with many orchestras in Japan including the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and Nagoya Symphony Orchestra. His broadcast appearances include “Untitled Concert” (TV Asahi), “Piano-Pia” (NHK). Tomoki Kitamura graduated from the Meiwa High School in Aichi and currently studying under Kei Itoh at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.