MUZA Lunch time Concert
- Date and
Wednesday 24 January 2018
Start at 12:10
- Pipe Organ= Mami Nagata, Kensuke Ohira
Asahi Matsuoka: excerpt from Pray I, 1st part: Water
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Sonata VI d-moll Op. 65 / 6
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: excerpt from Symphony No. 5 d-Moll Op.107 'Reformation', IV. Chorale: "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott"
Nursery Service (special discount)
Children under 6 are not admitted.
|All free seating|
Thursday 9 February 2017
Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall Ticket Center
(Phone: 10:00 - 18:00 / In Person: 10:00 - 19:00)
- MUZA Kawasaki Symphony Hall 044-520-0200
- Ticket Pia 0570-02-9999
MUZA Kawasaki Symphony Hall Ticket Center 044-520-0200 (10:00~18:00)
Mami Nagata, Pipe Organ
Mami Nagata, born in 1987, graduated from the Tokyo University of the Arts with a major organ; during her training she was awarded the Ataka Prize and the Akanthus Music Prize. Afterwards, she continued her studies at the Ludwigsburg University of Music and Performing Arts, where she received a master's degree in the organ, and was preparing for her concerts in spring. In 2011 Mami Nagata won a special prize for the best Liszt interpretation at the 2nd International Bach / Liszt Organ Competition Erfurt-Weimar-Merseburg. In the following year, Mami Nagata was awarded a second prize at the 7th International Organ Competition Musashino-Tokyo. In 2015, she finally continued her success story seamlessly and won a first prize at the 12th International Gottfried-Silbermann Organ Competition in Saxony. In November 2015, the Japanese Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs allowed her to continue her studies.
Kensuke Ohira, Pipe Organ
After studies in Tokyo and Würzburg/Germany for Kensuke Ohira his First Place in the ION - Musica Sacra 2016 competition in Nuremberg ("Johann-Pachelbel-Preis") was the starting point of an international carreer. He is regularily invited to organ events and festivals such as Internationale Dresdner Orgelwochen (Frauenkirche / International Organ Weeks Dresden), Internationaler Orgelzyklus Essen (Dom / Essen Cathedral), Orgelsommer Freiburger Münster (Freiburg Cathedral Organ Summer), Timorgelfest Temeswar (Romania), Saison Musicale d'Orgue (Cathédrale de Fréjus / France).Kensuke Ohira received his first musical education at Tokyo University of Arts. Beginning in fall 2010 he went to Musikhochschule Würzburg on a scholarship awarded by DAAD and the Japanese Ministry of Culture, where he graduated the course of advanced studies in organ (Meisterklassendiplom) in 2013 and with a Bachelor in sacred music in 2015. His most influential musical teachers were Christoph Bossert, Masaaki Suzuki, Hiroko Asai and Rie Hiroe (organ), Jörg Straube (choral conducting) and Alexander Schimpf (piano). As a soloist Kensuke Ohira was in concert with orchestras as Japan Philharmonic Orchestra (C. Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3), Gedai Philharmonia ( T. Escaich: Concerto for Organ and Orchestra, first performance in Japan) and as a member of the group "Muromachi" (Prof. Laurent Teycheney).As a conductor he founded Bach-Cantata-Club Würzburg and was its musical director from 2013-15. Since October 2015 he is musical assistant to KMD Kay Johannsen at Stiftskirche Stuttgart an follows courses at Hochschule für Musik und Theater München (University of Music of Munich) with Prof. Bernhard Haas in Comtemporary Music and Sacred Music (Kirchenmusik A).