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Yoko Nishii pianist concert at the Mimara Palace in Zagreb in Sep 2017
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published  09/19/2017 | Music , Culture And Arts | Unrated
Performing also works of Japanese and Croatian composers - 46 soloist concerts in as many as 24 Croatian cities and towns!

Concert of Yoko Nishii in the Mimara Palace in Zagreb, 18 September 2017, in the presence of H.E. Keiji Takiguchi, Japanese ambassador in Croatia.

Yoko Nishii playing in the Mimara Palace in Zagreb. Photo from facebook

Yoko Nishii


  • Kozaburo Hirai (1910-2002): Sakura, sakura (fantazija za klavir, tradicionalna)
  • Kosaku Yamada (1886-1965): Karatachi no hana / Cvijet trolisne naranče
  • Božidar Kunc (1903-1964): Nokturno u fis molu, Op. 32-1
  • Dora Pejačević (1885-1923): Život cvijeća, br. 4 Potočnica, br. 5 Ruža
  • Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) = Liszt: Auf Floegeln des Gesanges / Na krilima pjesme
  • Robert Schumann (1810-1856) = Liszt: Widmung / Posveta
  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828) = Liszt: Gretchen am Spinnrade / Marica na kolovratu
  • Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Mephisto Waltz No. 1

Dora Pejačević (1885-1923) is the first internationally recognized Croatian woman composer. In 2015, Yoko Nishii prepared the double CD in Tokyo, containing Dora's complete pianist opus.

Božidar Kunc (1903-1964) is a distinugished Croatian composer who spent a part of his life in the USA. He is the brother of Zinka Kunc, a famous Croatian opera singer.

Yoko Nishii and H.E. Keiji Takiguchi, ambassador of Japan in Croatia

Yoko Nishii, Radojka Šverko and Nenad Bach

Yoko Nishii with Nenad Bach

Yoko Nishii' concerts

Concerts in Croatia

  • Lovran (5)
  • Vinkovci (6)
  • Zagreb (6)
  • Rovinj (2),
  • Metković (2)
  • Sinj (2)
  • Ludbreg (2)
  • Našice (2)
  • Opatija (2)
  • Rijeka
  • Pučišća
  • Bol

  • Šibenik
  • Drniš
  • Dubrovnik
  • Medulin
  • Poreč
  • Vukovar
  • Osijek
  • Varaždin
  • Split (2)
  • Sisak (2)
  • Cavtat
  • Zaprešić

Concerts outside of Croatia

  • Rome (3), Kotor, Budapest,
  • Japan: Tokyo (8), Nagoya (3), Ise (8), Tsu, Oita, Beppu

Accompaniment or as a soloist

  • In Croatia: Krk, Rab, Novalja,
  • somewhere in Slovenia
  • Japan: Hiroshima, Chiba, Saitama, Yokohama,
  • Cuba: Habana ...

As we can see, Yoko Nishii had 46 soloist concerts in as many as 24 Croatian cities and towns!

Nenad Bach with his Belgian friends Ann Lameire and Joris Goossens, who also attended the concert

Left to right: Denis Vasilj, Mira Martinac (former Croatian ambassador in Japan),

Nenad Bach with Radojka Šverko, Croatian diva

Yoko Nishii and H.E. Keiji Takiguchi, at a party after the concert, organized by the Embassy of Japan

On the right, Mrs. Mira Martinac, former Croatian ambassador in Japan

H.E. Keiji Takiguchi, Japanese ambassador in Zagreb, Croatia, speaking to the audience

Yoko Nishii, Japanese pianist, speaking to the audience in Croatian language

Yoko Nishii and Nenad Bach in Zagreb, September 2017

Yoko Nishii in the city of Split on 19th September 2017,
immediately the day after her concert in Zagreb:

Concert of Yoko Nishii for the Music Youth in the city of Split

Touching the toe of Grgur Ninski brings luck...

Yoko Nishii by the monument of Grgur Ninski (bishop of Nin, 10th century) in the city of Split,
carved by Ivan Meštrović, the most famous Croatian sculptor.

Yoko Nishii in the city of Vinkovci on 11th September 2017:

Announcement of the concert in the city of Vinkovci.

Dr. Dražen Švagelj, president of Matica hrvatska (Matrix croatica) in Vinkovci, had the honor of presenting Yoko with flowers.

Fans in Vinkovci, where Yoko Nishii is like at home - she has appeared there for the sixth time.

In the city of Đakovo, near the monument of bishop Josip Juraj Strossmayer.

Yoko Nishii in the city of Đakovo with Luka Botić (1830-1863), Croatian writer born in Split.

From the Šumarski muzej (Forest Museum) in the village of Bošnjaci

Three horses and a cat in Vrbanja. Photo by Yoko Nishii.

Yoko Nishii in the city of Dubrovnik, on 22nd September 2017:

Photos by Vedran Levi, Dubrovačke knjižnice (The Dubrovnik Libraries)

Yoko Nishii in Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful cities on the Mediterranean

Yoko Nishii playing piano in the Reading Room of the Public Library in Dubrovnik

Attending the concert, there was a group of Japanese tourists visiting the city of Dubrovnik.

Yoko Nishii by the Knežev dvor (Rector's Palace) on the left and in front of the Dubrovnik Cathedral.

Yoko Nishii on the main Dubrovnik street called Stradun, which is very vivid during the Feast of St Vlaho

Yoko Nishii in the city of Zagreb, on 25th September 2017:

Yoko Nishii speaking with Croatian singer Dražen Žanko (left) and with Professor Stipe Botica, vicepresident of Matrix Croatica (Matica hrvatska),
immediately after her concert organized by HKD Napredak - Zagreb, a society of Croatians from Bosnia and Herzegovina in Zagreb.

Yoko Nishii writing her dedication to Dr. Željko Hanjš on her Dora Pejačević double CD

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Darko Žubrinić
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