Thursday, November 6, 2008

Hash Culture | Music by MaMa-San

Hi All,

December marks the return to the stage of our resident pianist Mama-San.

When : December 5 19:00
Where : Ajtosi Durer sor 39

What will be played: Schumann, Liszt-Schubert, Mozart, Debussy, Albeniz, and Ginastera

How much: A very cheap price of just 2,000 spend more on a hash lunch and beer.

For more information please click the picture of Hiroko's inspiration for first playing piano :)


Born in Sapporo, Japan, Hiroko Ishimoto is one of Japan`s most eminent pianists and has performed in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe and Japan.

Hiroko studied at the prestigious Toho School of Music in Japan, which has produced many world-renowned classical musicians and then, at the prominent Juilliard School in New York. One of her noteworthy achievements was "The Juilliard and Friends", a series of chamber music concerts of which she was the group leader. After leaving Juilliard, Hiroko moved back to Japan and pursued an active career as a musician and as well as teaching at the Toho School of Music for 10 years.

Hiroko`s performances have been written up in the New York Times, which acclaimed her music as `` a synthesis of creativity and tranquility`` and the Music World Japan which described it a ``absolutely original, with a natural sense of rhythm and ability to harmonize``. At the Leonard Bernstein and PMF Music Festival, she played with the London Symphony, which received enthusiastic applause and was noted as a brilliant performance. Her natural rhythm comes from Hiroko being able to see music as emotions and colors. To further enhance her natural talent, Hiroko practices the Alexander Technique, which is a simple and coordination to enhance musical her performance.

Hiroko was introduced to Bartok`s music at Juilliard School by her professor Sandor Gyorgy and since moving to Budapest five years ago, she has been able to further develop her passion for his compositions. Her CD has been played on the Hungarian State BARTOK Radio and her recording of Bartok - Three Folksongs From The Country CSIK was used in the Hungarian movie Children of Glory.

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