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Minako


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Minako


Welcome to the official website of renowned pianist Minako Matsuura

Minako Matsuura was born in Sapporo, Japan. She began playing the piano at the age of 5 years old and studied with Noriyuki Miyazawa, at the President of the Sapporo Conservatoire in Japan. She was the winner of the Japanese Mainichi competition and won 1st Prize in the PTNA Piano Competition and the Junior Competition in Hokkaido.

In 2001 she began her musical study in Paris with Prof. Hubert Guillard. She received the 'Medaille d'Or à l'unanimité avec la Félicitation' the Music Diploma of the City of Paris. She was selected as a soloist to give concerts with the Orchestra of the CNR de la Courneuve et d'Aubervilliers. She finished studying with the 'Premier Prix à l'unanimité' at the Conservatoire National de Région de la Courneuve et d'Aubrevilliers in Paris in the year of 2003.

After that she began to study with Prof. Eckart Heiligers and Prof. Seung-Yeun Huh in the 'Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Zurich, Switzerland and received both the Pedagogic Diploma and Concertist Diploma with 'Excellence' in 2007 and the Soloist Diploma in 2009. She visited master classes given by Pavel Gililov, Jean Fassina, Marian Ribicky, Ralf Nattkemper, Jaques Rouvier, Sergio Perticarolli and Eric Heidsieck.

She has also won the 1st Prize at the Poland International Music Festival Competition, the 2nd Prize in the Landolt Competition and the Duttweiler-Hug Competition in Zurich, Special Prize at the International Chopin Competition in Marianske Lazne in Czech Republic and the 'Heide Wolf Stipendium and Stipendium eines Musikliebhabers' in the International Piano Academy Pianale in Germany.

Furthermore Minako Matsuura has given concerts in France (Salle Cortot de Paris), Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, Japan and Switzerland. She has also given concerts with the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra, Huttwiller Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestra ZHdK. From 2010 to 2012 she has been working at the Music School of Eutherpe in Leon, Spain as a Piano teacher. Since 2012 she resides in Switzerland and travels regularly between Europe and Japan.

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SOLO

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

2-stimmige Inventionen & 3-stimmige Inventionen
Praeludien und Fugen
Englische Suite 3 G-Moll
Französische Suite 2 C-Moll, Suite 5 G-Dur
Partita 1 B-Dur, Partita 4 D-Dur, Partita 5 G-Dur
Chromatisch Fantasie und Fuga
Aria mit 30 Veraenderungen ‘’Goldberg-Variationen’’

JOSEPH HAYDN

Sonate C-Dur Hob.16 Nr.50
Sonate H-Moll Hob. XVI 32

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

Sonate C-Dur KV 300h (330)
Sonate A-Moll KV310
Sonate D-Dur KV576
Sonate F-Dur KV 300k (332)
Sonate C-Moll KV 457

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Sonate No.1Opus 2-1
Sonate No. 8 Opus 13 ¨Pathétique¨
Sonate No.10 Opus 14-2
Sonate No. 12 Opus 26 ¨Funeral March¨
Sonate No. 13 Opus 27-1 ¨Quasi una Fantasia¨
Sonate No.14 Opus 27-2 ¨Moonlight Sonata¨
Sonate No. 15 Opus 28 ¨Pastorale¨
Sonate No. 17 Opus 31-2 ¨ Tempest¨
Sonate No. 20 Opus 49-2
Sonate No. 24 Opus 78 ¨ À Thérèse¨
Sonate No. 26Opus 81a ¨Les Adieux¨
Sonate No. 30Opus 109
Sonate No. 31 Opus 110
Sonate No. 32 Opus 111

FELIX MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDY

Praeludium und Fuge Op.35 Nr.2 D-Dur
Rondo Capricioso
Andante Cantabile e Presto Agitato

JOHANNES BRAHMS

Rhapsodie fis-moll

FRANZ SCHUBERT

Vier Impromptus D 899, Opus 90
Aus Vier I, promptus D935 Op.post 142 Nr.3 B-Dur
Sonate a-moll Op.42, D 845

 

ROBERT SCHUMANN

Klaviersonate Op.11
Klaviersonate Op.22
Abegg-Variationen Op.1
Papillons Op.2
Arabeske Op.18

FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN

Etudes Op.10-1, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10 & 12
Op.25-3, 4, 5, 7 & 8
Sonate Op.53 B-Moll
Sonate Op.58 H-Moll
Scherzo Op.31
Balladen G-Moll Op.23, F-Dur Op.38
As-Dur Op.47, F-Moll Op.52
Nocturnes

FRANZ LISZT

Etuden in aufsteigender Schwierigkeit Nr.10
Paganini-Etüden für Pianoforte Nr.5 & Nr.6
Trois Etudes de Concert 2. La leggierezza
3. Un sospiro

GABRIEL FAURÉ

Nocturnes Op.33-1, 2 & 3
Thème et Variations Op.73

     CLAUDE DEBUSSY  

Image 1.Band Reflets dans l’eau
Hommage a Rameau  
Movement
L'isle Joyeuse
Preludes
Etudes

MAURICE RAVEL

Aus Miroirs une barque sur l’ocean
Alborada del gracioso

HENRI DUTILLEUX

Sonate

SERGE PROKOFIEFF

Sonata No.2 Op.14
Sonata No.3 Op.28

ALEXANDER SKRJABIN

Sonate-Fantasie Op.19

TORU TAKEMITSU

Rain Tree Sketch 2 – In Memoriam Olivier Messiaen

ENSEMBLE

ROBERTO SCHUMANN

Märchenerzählungen Vier Stücke
Adagio und Allegro für Cello und Klavier
Fantasiestücke für Klavier und Klarinette op.73

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Sonate für Violine und Klavier
Nr.1 Op.12-1
Nr.7 Op.30-2
Nr.9 Op.47

JOHANNES BRAHMS  

Sonate für Klarinette und Klavier Es-Dur
Trio für Klarinette und Violoncello und Klavier

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

Sonate für zwei Klaviere zu vier Haenden KV448
Sonate für Klavier und Violine F-dur
Sonate für Klavier und Violine G-dur KV 301 (293a)

CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS     

Danse Macabre Op.40 (1.Klavier)

CÉSAR FRANCK

Sonate für Violin und Klavier

CLAUDE DEBUSSY

Sonate pour piano et violon

ORCHESTRAL

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

Klavierkonzert D-Moll KV466
Klavierkonzert A-Dur KV488
Klavierkonzert  C-Moll  KV491
Klavierkonzert  B-Dur KV595

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Klavierkonzert Nr.1 C-Dur
Klavierkonzert Nr.3 C-Moll
Klavierkonzert Nr.4 G-Dur

FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN  

Klavierkonzert No.2 F-Moll

ROBERT SCHUMANN

Klavierkonzert A-Moll

CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS

Le Carnaval des Animeaux (1.Klavier)

MAURICE RAVEL

Concerto en Sol 

CÉSAR FRANCK

Variations Symphonique

SERGEY RACHMANINOV

Klavierkonzert Nr.2 C-Moll

DIMITRY SCHOSTAKOWITSCH

Klavierkonzert No.1 Op.35

PYOTOL TCHAIKOVSKY

Piano Concerto No.1 Op.23

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Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) - Sonate pour Violon et Piano Minako Matsuura (Piano) & Chiharu Taki (Violin) 

Debussy Violin Sonata, 1st Movement & Beethoven Violin Sonata No.7, 1st Movement. Chiharu Taki (Violin) & Minako Matsuura (Piano) @ University Of Arts, Zurich, Switzerland

Minako Matsuura @ Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara, Sapporo, Japan
 

F. Chopin Nocturne op. 27-2 @ Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara, Sapporo, Japan