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AJSW Classical Music Concert Series-Bristol

Chisato Kusunoki (Piano Recital)

22 February 2011, Bristol

Chisato Kusunoki (Piano Recital)


Chisato Kusunoki’s performances are highly regarded for their lyrical intensity and
subtle virtuosity. She draws inspiration from all the composers she has studied from
Bach to the present day. Her performances are informed by an understanding of and
affinity with such important composer pianists as Rachmaninoff, Godowsky and
Medtner. The Times remarked on her ‘ wonderfully fleet and supple fingers, quick to
locate the music’s inner voices, able to dapple and perfume…she’ll be heard from; she’s
got it.’

Her repertoire is extensive and ranges from the earliest keyboard masters to
contemporary composers. She has an abiding love of the classics yet she also enjoys
exploring less known works particularly by composers of the late romantic period. She
has made a special study of the music of Nikolai Medtner, on whose music she worked
closely with Hamish Milne. Chisato is committed to contemporary music and has
worked with several leading composers. Her performance of Justin Connolly’s
‘Sonatina in Five Etudes’ was hailed by the composer. She has a particular affinity for
the music of Ronald Stevenson and has prepared several works under the guidance of
the composer. Stevenson has recently dedicated his ‘Nine Haiku’ to Chisato. The
composer David Hackbridge Johnson has dedicated several works to the pianist too.
She will be recording works by.


Admission: Free


Lyadov: Variations on a Polish Song Op.51
Elégie, Prelude in C sharp minor and Mélodie from Morceaux de fantasie Op.3
Rachmanninoff: Sonata No.2 in B flat minor Op.36

22 February 2011, from 1:15 to 2:00pm

Bristol Cathedral, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TJ   
Tel: (0117) 926 4879

Tel:020 7237 4445


Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex