Kimiko Ishizaka News

Paris Debut with "Art of the Fugue" and Chopin Preludes 

Kimiko Ishizaka made her Paris solo debut on January 25, 2015, performing Bach's "Kunst der Fuge" (Art of the Fugue), and Chopin's 24 Preludes to a packed Église Saint-Merry as a part of the inaugural Festival du Domaine Public.

Kimiko Ishizaka to perform at the inaugural Festival du Domaine Public, Paris, France 

On January 25, 2014, Kimiko Ishizaka will perform in Paris, France at the first ever "Festival du Domaine Public", courtesy of The festival, an initiative of Romaine Lubrique with Wikimédia France, will feature 27 events in 20 venues over 15 days throughout Paris, all focused on the benefits and stewardship of public domain goods, such as arts, music, literature, and imagery. Kimiko Ishizaka,, and Romaine Lubrique will collaborate to present a performance of J.S. Bach's "Kunst der Fuge", and Frédérick Chopin's "24 Preludes" in the Chapelle Sainte Marie Eglise, 9 Rue Aubriot 75004 Paris, France. The concert is on Sunday, January 25, and begins at 16:00. Admission is gratis.

Kimiko Ishizaka featured on French Television 

In an episode entitled Chronique « Domaine public », Kimiko Ishizaka and the Open Goldberg Variations were featured on a broadcast episode of 56Kast. Being interviewed is Alexis Kauffmann of Framasoft, a proponent for free culture and free software. Watch how he brilliantly introduces the idea of copyright and public domain with the recent decision that a "selfie" taken by a monkey can't be copyrighted. Alexis is also organizing a public domain music festival in January in Paris, at which Kimiko will be performing (January 25, 16:00, L'Accueil Musical de Saint-Merry).

Kimiko Ishizaka at the Manifold Recording Studio 

Kimiko performed the first 12 Preludes and Fugues of J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Volume 1, at the Manifold Recording Studio in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Guests were invited to attend the performance as a modern day musical Salon. The piano is a Bösendorfer 280. Enjoy the video, courtesy of Michael Tiemann and the Red Hat film crew.

Free tickets to Kimiko Ishizaka in the Post Tower, Bonn 

The Beethovenfest in Bonn is now taking reservations for the free concert in the Post Tower, featuring Kimiko Ishizaka and Bach. This is the first concert of the "Twelve Tones of Bach" tour, and getting a reservation now is the only way to attend the concert live. It will sell out, and tickets are not available through the Kickstarter. So, if you want to see Kimiko in Bonn, better make your reservation! The program will include selections from the Well-Tempered Clavier, and the Goldberg Variations (without repeats).

Kimiko Ishizaka performs Bach and Chopin at OHM2013 Podcast

Observe. Hack. Make. is the premier maker and hacker festival in Europe, and it took place in Northern Holland from July 31 to August 4, 2013. Kimiko Ishizaka performed Bach and Chopin for an audience of nearly 2,000 extremely enthusiastic music fans. This was Kimiko's first performance of the complete set of 12 Etudes, op. 10, of Chopin. Video of the performance can be found here.