Photo: Ketil Haugsand
Dear friends of music,
Yesterday Yuko Inoue performed her current program on the fortepiano and led the listener into another world with her unique interpretation of the classical compositions. A highlight is her brilliant technique, which allows her to perform incredibly fast passages on the easy instrument, while at the same time not losing the musical interpretation out of “sight”. She interprets the pieces in a way which gives new life to the sometimes somewhat dusty standard interpretation of classical music and really entrails the listener. Every tone, every accent was carefully chosen and exactly matched to the composition, which is both a musical and a technical masterpiece!
If you have the opportunity in the future to listen to this exceptional musician, I can warmly recommend this!
Dear Friends of Music,
I am particularly pleased to be able to present this concert of an already internationally recognized musician. Her music career started in Japan with the harpsichord. Based on the study of old music and its performance practice, she began to get excited for the pianoforte and studied this subject, which she then graduated with flying colors. Once in Germany, she deepened her education and played many concerts along with numerous high-level orchestras since then.
Inoue: “I like to keep busy with the old sources of Baroque and Classical periods, but to me all is about the musical expression in music and I want to express this on the instruments of the time.”
So we can all look forward to a technically and musically demanding concert, which brings us closer to Sensitive Style, the Early Classic and the Classic. A very special listening pleasure on a fortepiano!
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714 – 1788)
Fantasia II C-Dur
Rondo II c-Moll
from “Musik für Kenner und Liebhaber” Wq.59
Wilhelm Friedeman.Bach (1710-1784)
from the “12 polonaises Fk. 12’’
Franz Joseph Haydn (1734 – 1809 )
Piano Sonata in C minor, Hob.XVI: 20
– Allegro moderato
– Andante con moto
– Finale : Allegro
Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782)
for fortepiano or organ
on the letters of his name BACH
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Piano Sonata D major, K.576
– Allegretto assai
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
12 variations on the
Folie d’Espange d minor,
Yuko Inoue’s remarkably broad strained career as a harpsichordist and fortepianist is based on an artistic rich and creative childhood and youth, by her above-average talent leading to public musical performances already at the age of six.
After her Bachelor Degree at the Academy of Music in Tokyo she won in several piano and chamber music competitions. She then developed a great interest in historical keyboard instruments, studied with Prof. Yoshio Watanabe and graduated with a Master of Music in harpsichord and fortepiano. In addition to her studies, she was admitted to a course of musicological topics with Professor Takeshi Midori and conducted special study projects on the Fantasia-style in C.P.E.Bach’s compositions.
Since her debut concert in 2004 Mrs. Inoue experienced a growing career with numerous appearances as a harpsichordist and fortepianist in solo and chamber music, both in Japan and in Europe. She played for example with the Bonn Classical Philharmonic, Cologne Chamber Orchestra and Utrecht Festival voor Oude Muziek.
Although her extensive repertoire covers all the major works of the French, Italian and German harpsichord and fortepiano- literature, her great interest in C.P.E. Bach and the Bach family lead to a new perception of the music promoted equally in both instruments. This makes Ms. Inoue a unique artist and lifts her out of the circle of other younger performers.
Currently Yuko Inoue lives in Cologne. She’s busy with concerts and recordings, while at the same time she completes a postgraduate course in Early Music with Professors Gerald Hambitzer and Ketil Haugsand. She is also a sought-after continuo player, among others at the International summer course at Ringve in Norway.
I look forward to seeing you there!
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