Hiroaki Takenouchi plays Mozart in South Africa

Hiroaki Takenouchi plays Mozart in South Africa

In September, Hiroaki Takenouchi will be travelling to South Africa for a series of concerts in the capital city, Pretoria. He will be performing works by Mozart in seven concerts over six days at the Brooklyn Theatre, Pretoria, as part of the Gauteng International Arts Festival.

Hiroaki’s first performance, on Friday 20th September, will be the opening concert of the festival which lasts two and a half weeks. He will feature as a soloist with the Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra, performing Mozart’s piano concertos no. 24 in C minor and no. 20 in D minor. He will also perform in a repeat of this concert on the afternoon of Sunday 22nd September.

Over the following three days, Hiroaki will embark on a full cycle of Mozart’s 18 piano sonatas, spread across 5 concerts. Most of the concerts will feature 4 sonatas each, with a couple of Mozart’s other solo piano works also sprinkled in amongst them.

This will be Hiroaki’s second journey through Mozart’s complete sonatas, after he performed the cycle over several months at Conway Hall in London, culminating in a finale concert in March of this year.

Hiroaki looks forward to adding Pretoria’s Brooklyn Theatre to his growing list of international performance venues which includes London’s Wigmore Hall and Tokyo Opera City.

Hiroaki Takenouchi | Gauteng International Arts Festival | 20-25 Sep 2019

Soloist with Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra

20 September | 7.30pm | Brooklyn Theatre, Pretoria
Mozart Piano Concerto no. 24 in C minor
Mozart Piano Concerto no. 20 in D minor

22 September | 3:00pm | Brooklyn Theatre, Pretoria
Mozart Piano Concerto no. 24 in C minor
Mozart Piano Concerto no. 20 in D minor

Mozart Cycle

23 September | 7:00pm | Brooklyn Theatre, Pretoria
Sonata no. 1 in C, K. 279
Fantasy in C minor, K. 475
Sonata no. 14 in C minor, K. 457
Sonata no. 12 in F major, K. 332
Sonata no. 9 in D major, K. 311

24 September | 11:00am | Brooklyn Theatre, Pretoria
Sonata no. 2 in F major, K. 280
Sonata no. 7 in C major, K. 309
Sonata no. 5 in G major, K. 283
Sonata no. 8 in A minor, K. 310

24 September | 6:00pm | Brooklyn Theatre, Pretoria
Sonata no. 3 in B flat major, K. 281
Sonata no. 10 in C major, K. 330
Rondo in A minor, K. 511
Sonata no. 11 in A major, K. 331

25 September | 2:00pm | Brooklyn Theatre, Pretoria
Sonata no. 4 in E flat major, K. 282
Sonata no. 15 in F major, K. 533/494
Sonata no. 16 in C major, K. 545
Sonata no. 13 in B flat major, K. 333

25 September | 7:00pm | Brooklyn Theatre, Pretoria
Adagio in B minor, K. 540
Sonata no. 6 in D major, K. 284
Sonata no. 17 in B flat major, K. 570
Sonata no. 18 in D major, K. 576