Hiroaki Takenouchi

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Press release: Hiroaki Takenouchi at the GauFestival, South Africa

Press release: Hiroaki Takenouchi at the GauFestival, South Africa

Press release from the Gauteng International Arts Festival.

World famous Japanese pianist opens 2019 GauFestival with two Mozart piano concertos and the complete set of Mozart Piano Sonatas.

in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan in South Africa at Brooklyn Theatre.

Takenouchi’s visit is a veritable feast of Mozart’s music, as he will also be performing two Mozart piano concertos with the Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Hiroaki Takenouchi announced as Blüthner Artist

Hiroaki Takenouchi announced as Blüthner Artist

Pianist Hiroaki Takenouchi has been invited to become a Blüthner Artist, joining a rank of distinguished performers including Artur Pizarro and Nikolai Demidenko. Established in Leipzig in 1853, Blüthner is one of the world’s most prestigious piano manufacturers, with an impressive history of quality and innovation.  Their artist cooperation scheme provides an especially strong and direct connection between the company and performers around the world.

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Hiroaki Takenouchi performs pieces by Alexander Mackenzie for BBC Radio 3 Composer of the Week

Hiroaki Takenouchi performs pieces by Alexander Mackenzie for BBC Radio 3 Composer of the Week

Following on from his BBC Radio 3 Composer of the Week recordings of piano solo works by Sterndale Bennett, broadcast in April 2016, Takenouchi was delighted to be invited to contribute to Radio 3’s examination of the work and life of Alexander Campbell Mackenzie (1847-1935). We will hear Hiroaki Takenouchi playing Mackenzie’s Valse sérieuse (Trois Morceaux, Op 15 No 1) during Monday’s programme; on Friday 10th February his recording of Revery and Ariel  (Varying Moods, Op 88) will be broadcast.

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Takenouchi performs Sterndale Bennett  as part of BBC Radio 3 Composer of the Week

Takenouchi performs Sterndale Bennett as part of BBC Radio 3 Composer of the Week

Hiroaki Takenouchi first came across the music of Sterndale Bennett whilst studying at the Royal College of Music, when it was suggested he should learn the Sonata in F minor, Op. 13. Since then, Takenouchi has remained a keen advocate of the composer’s work and was delighted to be asked by the BBC to record several of his pieces. Read more