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Kimiko Ishizaka recorded Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier at the Teldex Studios in July, 2014. It has now been released on the Navona label in March, 2015.

Kimiko Ishizaka's Concerts


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.

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Kimiko Ishizaka at the European Parliament

European Parliament - Yehudi Menuhin Space, Parlamentarium - Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium


Piano Concert: Free the classics

  • Presentation by Robert Douglass on the Open Goldberg Variations project and the challenges classical music artists face with the current copyright system
  • Concert: Various works by Frédéric Chopin At the piano: Kimiko Ishizaka

Please register by mail: Send mail to MEP Julia Reda – if you do not have access badge to the Parliament, please make sure to include:

  • Full name
  • Birth date
  • Nationality
  • ID type (passport or ID)
  • Number of ID/passport

Entrance from the side of Place Luxembourg.

Admission is free

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In memoriam: Reinhard Krekler

Schloß Benrath, Benrather Schloßallee 100-106, 40597 Düsseldorf, Germany


Am 8. Mai um 20:00 Uhr gestaltet Kimiko Ishizaka einen Klavierabend mit Werken von Bach, Mozart und Chopin. Gegenwärtig ist die Künstlerin, die 2012/13 mit ihren Einspielungen der Goldberg-Variationen und des Wohltemperierten Klaviers große Aufmerksamkeit erzielt hat, auf Tournee in den USA. Karten gibt es bei Frau Klahold oder ab dem 26. März im Museumsshop. Das Konzert ist dem Andenken des vor einem Jahr verstorbenen Reinhard Krekler gewidmet. Er hat sowohl für Schloss Benrath Großes geleistet als sich auch für junge Künstler engagiert. Dabei hat er früh die herausragende Begabung Kimiko Ishizakas erkannt und ihre Laufbahn gefördert.

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Kimiko Ishizaka Solo Recital

Klavierstudio bonnpiano, Johann-Link-Str. 22, Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, DE



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