Art & Design

An Evening for Japan ~ Motoki Hirai Charity Piano Concert~

7 May 2011, Lincoln

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. His appealing programme will include some of his own works alongside masterpieces from the standard repertoire.


Widely acclaimed as one of the most imaginative and sensitive pianists of his generation, 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. In March 2011, Motoki gave a hugely successful sold-out recital in Carnegie Hall in New York. 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 2010/2011 season and beyond include concerto performances with orchestras such as Czech Virtuosi, solo recitals in venues including Wigmore Hall, Cadogan 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

7 May 2011

Chapter House, Lincoln Cathedral, Minster Yard, Lincoln, LN2 1PX



OrganisingˇˇCommittee for "An Evening for Japan"ˇˇ