Kimiko Ishizaka, award-winning German pianist, brings the passionate music of Frédéric Chopin to Jackson, Michigan.
You are invited to a solo piano recital dedicated entirely to Chopin’s masterpieces, performed in the recently renovated Recital Hall of the Jackson Symphony Orchestra, in the center of town.
After the concert, Kimiko will be selling and signing copies of her newest CD recording, released in March 2015: Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier.
About Chopin: "Music was his language, the divine tongue through which he expressed a whole realm of sentiments that only the select few can appreciate... The muse of his homeland dictates his songs, and the anguished cries of Poland lend to his art a mysterious, indefinable poetry which, for all those who have truly experienced it, cannot be compared to anything else…” - Franz Liszt
Kimiko will perform works from:
Chopin: Préludes, Nocturnes, and Études
Kimiko’s latest CD recording:
J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier
Available after the concert
Kimiko will sign CDs
Kimiko Ishizaka plays Chopin on the Pleyel at The Miraverse
The Miraverse at Manifold Recording, Pittsboro, NC
Kimiko Ishizaka to perform a Chopin Recital on the Pleyel piano from the Kenan collection, in the Manifold Studio.
"There are certain times when I feel more inspired, filled with a strong power that forces me to listen to my inner voice, and when I feel more need than ever for a Pleyel piano." - F. Chopin
The Pleyel Piano from the Kenan collection of UNC Chapel Hill is a historical treasure, directly linking the North Carolina music scene to the 19th century salons of Paris, France, where the likes of Franz Liszt and Frédéric Chopin were defining the art of piano playing. This instrument, immaculately refurbished in 2015 to adhere to the strictest historical standards, was played on by no other than Chopin himself.
Kimiko Ishizaka, the pianist behind the Open Goldberg Variations and Open Well-Tempered Clavier, will be touring Europe and North America presenting a recital of Chopin’s music, the highlight of which are the 24 Preludes, Op. 28. Her performance at the Manifold Recording Studio is the final performance on this tour, and it will be recorded in high definition audio and ultra-high definition video in order to create a lasting archive of the special sound of this instrument.
Chopin dedicated the 24 Preludes to Camille Pleyel, piano maker and owner of Salle Pleyel in Paris, at the time Chopin lived there. To play the Chopin Preludes on the Pleyel piano from the Kenan collection is to reach back in time and come as close as possible in this modern age to experiencing Chopin’s music as he himself heard it. In this case, on a piano that Chopin himself played, built by the man to whom these pieces were dedicated.