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Yoko Nishii's concert in honor of 180th anniversary of Franciscan classic grammar school in Sinj Sep 11 2018
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published  08/26/2018 | Music | Unrated
Proponent of pianist work of Dora Pejačević (1885-1925), the first internationally known Croatian woman-composer

Yoko Nishii, Ise, Japan



KONCERT U ČAST

180. obljetnice
Franjevačke klasične gimnazije u Sinju

i

25. obljetnice
uspostave diplomatskih odnosa između
Hrvatske i Japana

Sinj, Alkarski dvori
Utorak, 11. rujna 2018. u 20 sati


YOKO NISHII (klavir)


YOKO NISHII rođena je u gradu Ise u Japanu.
Već od četvrte godine života pohađa privatne
satove klavira kod Mitsuko Tomio. Od 1986. nastavlja učenje 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 Sveučilištu Keio u Tokiju (1998). Iste godine, odlazi u Hrvatsku gdje, zahvaljujući stipendiji, pohađa Visoku školu za glazbenu umjetnost "Ino Mirković" u Lovranu. U samo dvije godine završava četverogodišnji studij (2000), a potom postiže i stupanj magistra glazbene umjetnosti (srpanj 2001). Usavršavanje nastavlja na poslijediplomskom studiju na Muzičkoj akademiji u Zagrebu, kao stipendistica japanske Vlade (2005- 2007), u klasi Jevgenija Zarafiantsa, kojemu je bila i asistentica na Visokoj školi "Ino Mirković" (2001- 2003). Kao korepetitor surađuje na majstorskim tečajevima flaute Pierre-Yvesa Artauda iz Pariza. Trenutno radi na Umjetničkoj akademiji u Aichiju u Japanu.

Pobjednica je ili finalistica brojnih međuna-
rodnih natjecanja. Održala je brojne solističke
recitale. Nastupala je u Hrvatskoj, i kao kore-
petitor, i u komornim sastavima (46 solističkih
recitala u 24 grada), zatim u Italiji, Sloveniji,
Crnoj Gori, Mađarskoj te u Japanu. Surađivala
je sa Zagrebačkom filharmonijom i Kubanskim
nacionalnim simfonijskim orkestrom.

Ustrajno radi na istraživanju i promociji hrvatskih skladatelja i hrvatske glazbe. U veljači 2015, u izdanju japanske diskografske kuće "Herb Classics"€™, objavila je dvostruki CD s kompletnim klavirskim opusom Dore Pejačević, povodom 130. godišnjice njezina rođenja.


THE CONCERT IN HONOR

of the 180th anniversary of
Franciscan classic grammar school in Sinj

&

The 25th anniversary of
establishing diplomatic relations between
Croatia and Japan

Sinj, Alka Halls
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 20.00.


YOKO NISHII (piano)


YOKO NISHII was born in Ise, Japan. She began toplay the piano at the age of 4. After graduating from "Keio University" in Tokyo for studies of French literature in 1998, she entered Music Academy "Ino Mirković" situated in Lovran, Croatia, with full scholarship for 2 years. She finished 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 Master of Music Art degree. Also she often worked as accompanist in Flute Master Class held in the same academy by prof. Pierre-Yves Artaud from Paris. From 2001to 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 recitalsand various concerts as soloist, accompanist andchamber music player in Croatia (46 solo recitals in 24 cities and towns), Slovenia, Montenegro, Italy, Hungary and Japan. She has also performed with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra (cond.: Leonid Nikolaev) in Croatia (Zagreb, Opatija) and the Cuban National Symphonic Orchestra in
Cuba (Habana).

She works hard on research and dissemination
of Croatian composers and music. In February 2015 she has published a set of 2 CDs which includes the complete solo piano works of Dora Pejačević from Japanese CD label "Herb Classics" on her 130th birth anniversary.






Program / Programme:

  • J.S. Bach (1685-1750) / Busoni: Chaconne in D Minor
  • Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Liebestraume No.3
  • Mephisto Waltz No.1 "Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke"
  • Kosaku Yamada (1886-1965): Karatachi-no-Hana / The flowers of the orange jusmine trees
  • Dora Pejačević (1885-1923): Bluetenwirbel / Cvjetni vrtlog / A Whirl of Blossoms
  • Božidar Kunc (1903-1964): Nokturno in F Sharp Minor Op.32-1
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943): 3 Preludes (Op. 23-5 in G Minor, Op. 32-5 in G Major, Op. 23-2 in B Flat Major)





A view to a hill from the Franciscan Monastery in the city of Sinj. Photo by the courtesy of Yoko Nishii.
A view to Sinj from the hill.
The dinner in the Franciscan Monastery in Sinj after the concert of Yoko Nishii.
Yoko Nishii on the top of the hill above Sinj, with the doll of Professor Balthazar in her hand.






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