|Yoko Nishii is known as a leading promoter of the music of Dora Pejačević, after having published the complete pianist works of the first Croatian woman composer in Tokyo in the Spring of 2016. Yoko-san is preparing her new concert tour in Croatia for September 2016, starting in the town of Rovinj on the Sep 8th. Having studied piano in Japan, Yoko-san continued her specialisation in Croatian town of Lovran. She is fluent in Croatian language, and in the past years visited as a pianist numerous Croatian towns. This time, by the courtesy of Mr. Vjeko Martinko, she will also be hosted among others by Hotel Villa Astra in Lovran, where she will meet her numerous friends.|
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Program of concerts of Yoko Nishii for September 2016
Rovinj - četvrtak 8. rujna u 20.30 sati
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YOKO NISHII, glasovir
Yoko Nishii rođena je u gradu Ise u Japanu i već od četvrte godine života pohađa privatne satove glasovira kod Mitsuko Tomio. Od 1986. učenje nastavlja u klasi Naofumija Kaneshigea, od 1991. u klasi Kyoko Ogawe, a od 1996. u klasi Hitoshija Kobayashija. Paralelno studira i završava studij francuskog jezika i književnosti na privatnom Sveučilištu Keio u Tokiju (1998.).
Iste godine odlazi u Hrvatsku gdje, zahvaljujući stipendiji u trajanju od dvije godine, pohađa Visoku školu za glazbenu umjetnost âIno Mirkovićâ u Lovranu. U samo dvije godine završava četverogodišnji studij (2000.), potom postiže stupanj magistraÂ glazbene umjetnosti (srpanj 2001.), te nastavlja usavršavanje na poslijediplomskom studiju na Muzičkoj akademiji u Zagrebu kao stipendistica japanske Vlade (2005. â 2007.) â sve u klasi Jevgenija Zarafiantsa, kojemu je bila i asistentica na Visokoj školi âIno Mirković" (2001. â 2003.). Sada predaje na Umjetničkoj akademiji u Aichiju u Japanu.
Pobjednica je i finalistica brojnih međunarodnih natjecanja. U Hrvatskoj je održala brojne zapažene solističke recitale, a nastupala je i u Italiji, Sloveniji te u Japanu. Ustrajno radi na istraživanju i promociji skladatelja i glazbe iz Hrvatske. U veljaci 2015. objavila je prvi CD u svijetu s cjelovitim glasovirskim opusom Dore Pejačević u izdanju japanskih diskografskih kuca âHerb Classicsâ i u rujni 2015. je održala 11 koncertnih turneja u Hrvatskoj u povodu 130. godišnjice rođenja Dore Pejačević.
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YOKO NISHII, piano
Yoko Nishii was born in Ise, Japan. After graduating from âKeio Universityâ in Tokyo for studies of French literature in 1998, she entered Music Academy âIno Mirkovićâ situated in Lovran, Croatia, with full scholarship for 2 years.
She completed the academic program in only 2 years of studies (normally it lasts 4 years) and graduated with excellent grades under prof. Evgeny Zarafiants in 2000. In July 2001, she got âMaster of Music Artâ degree. From 2001 to 2003 she worked as assistant in the piano class of prof. E. Zarafiants in the same academy. From 2005 to 2007 she did advanced study at Zagreb Music Academy as the fellowship under the Japanese Government Overseas Program for Artists. Until now she studied with prof. Mitsuko Tomio, prof. Naofumi Kaneshige, prof. Kyoko Ogawa, prof. Hitoshi Kobayashi and prof. Evgeny Zarafiants. Currently she is a part-time lecturer at Aichi University of the Arts in Japan.
Winner and finalist at numerous international competitions. She has given numerous solo recitals and various concerts as soloist, accompanist and chamber music player in Croatia, Slovenia, Italy and Japan. She also works hard on research and dissemination of Croatian composers and music. In February 2015 she has published the first CD in the world which includes the complete solo piano works of Dora Pejačević from Japanese CD label "Herb Classics" and in September 2015 she held 11 concerts-tour in Croatia on the 130th birth anniversary of Dora Pejačević.
Dora Pejačević (10 September 1885 -- 5 March 1923): Walzer-Capricen, Suite for Piano, Op. 28, written in 1910. Performed by Yoko Nishii in 2013 (live)
These excellent inventive little piano pieces, in the form of a piano suite, are a high-point in the solo-piano oeuvre of Pejačević.
They are full of imagination; a listener will be surprised by how different of character they are,
even though most of them don't exceed 1-2 minutes in length.
Formated for CROWN by Darko Žubrinić
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