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Yoko Nishii's concert in Tokamachi on the occasion of Croatia's participation at 2021 Olympic Games in Japan
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published  07/25/2021 | Music , Sports , Education , Culture And Arts | Unrated
In Croatia only, she had 50 soloist concerts in 24 cities

Yoko Nishii just after her concert in Tokamachi:
Mr. Yoshifumi Sekiguchi, the mayor of Tokamachi City,
Mr. Sven Bjelan, Coordinator for International Relations at Tokamachi City Hall, his wife and son,
and Yoko Nishii with her staff.


Yoko Nishii interpreting Rose Op. 19-5 by distinguished Croatian composer Dora Pejačević


On the occasion of the participation of the Republic of Croatia at the 2021 Olympic Games in Japan, Yoko Nishii, Japanese pianist, gave a concert in the city of Tokamachi. The city is marked with Japan Croatia Friendship House, as a special sign of friendship between the two countries.

The concert took place in Echigo Tsumari Auditorium "Danjuro" in Tokamachi-City, Niigata, Japan.

The program of the concert of Yoko Nishii consisted of the following:
Dora Pejacevic (1885-1923):

Rose Op. 19-5

A Whirl of Blossoms Op. 45

Piano Sonata in A Flat Major Op. 57

Kosaku Yamada (1886-1965): Karatachi-no-Hana (Flowers of Orange Jasmine Trees)

Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Liebestraume No. 3

Robert Schumann (1810-1856) (arr. Liszt): Dedication

Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943): Piano Sonata No. 2 in B Flat Minor Op. 36 (1931 revised version)
At the beginning of the concert, there was an introduction about the Croatia Host Town Project in Tokamachi City, followed by warm messages from Mr. Zlatko Mateša, the President of the Croatian Olympic Committee and His Excellency Dražen Hrastić, the Croatian Ambassador to Japan, who were not able to attend the concert.



Yoko Nishii with her colleagaues visiting the House of Croatia Japan Friendship in Tokamachi

Enjoing in jerseys decorated with Croatian Coats of Arms

Yoko Nishi is a double cultural ambassador: of Japan in Croatia and vice versa.
In Croatia only, she had as many as 50 soloist concert in 24 cities and towns.
She speaks Croatian.










Nice parcs in Tokamachi


Photos by the courtesy of Yoko Nishii.




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