Motoki Hirai Piano Recital ~ In Aid of Japan Earthquake~
25 May 2011, London
London-based pianist, Motoki Hirai will give a series of charity concerts to support Japan in light of the recent disaster. He will be performing across the UK throughout 2011 in aid of The Japan Society Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund.
Acclaimed worldwide for his imagination and sensitivity, Japanese pianist Motoki Hirai returns to London for his Cadogan Hall début following his successful sold-out recital at Carnegie Hall (NY) in March 2011 as well as a recent European recital tour and a concerto performance at Smetana Hall in Prague. His appealing programme will include some of his own works alongside masterpieces from the standard repertoire.
Motoki Hirai has appeared in the music capitals of the Far East, America and Europe, performing regularly in London’s prestigious venues including the Wigmore Hall, St. John’s, Smith Square and the South Bank Centre. During recent seasons, Motoki has performed in Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Romania, Spain, USA and his native Japan. Highlights of the 2011/2012 season and beyond include concerto performances with orchestras such as Czech Virtuosi, solo recitals in venues including Wigmore Hall (London) and Carnegie Hall (NY), as well as concert tours across Europe and Japan.
Over the years, Motoki Hirai has performed for the promotion of world peace and for people in need worldwide in association with organizations such as the Red Cross, Motor Neurone Disease Association, UNICEF and UNESCO. Motoki has broadcast internationally on radio and television (Classic FM, BBC, ITV and NHK) and has made a number of recordings on CD. His most recent release is of works for solo piano ‘Motoki Hirai Piano Works’ (2006/2010), supported by Steinway &Sons.
*All the proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated through the Japan Society in UK to help people affected by the earthquake and tsunami.
Tickets: £25, £22, £18, £12, Concessions: Students: £10Special Offers: Encore members, top price seats for £22