World Music Heritage Executive Committee
The Devil's Investigation
Kazumasa Matsumoto's World Music Heritage, Series No.6 Franz Liszt [Tottori Performance]

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The Rustle of the Forest (2 Concert Exercises S.145-1)
Dream of Love No.3 in A-flat major S.541-3
La Campanella (Paganini's Great Exercises S.141-3)
Valley of Obermann S.160-6 (The First Year of the Pilgrimage "Switzerland")
Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 in C minor, S.244-2
Piano Sonata in B minor, S.178

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Sponsorship? World Music Heritage Executive Committee


2022/10/31 (Mon)

Monday, October 31, 2022 18:30 start

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Kazumasa Matsumoto: Piano

Awakened to the piano from an early age, awakened to the piano at an early age in the "Horowitz International Piano Competition" while in high school, and won top prizes in domestic and overseas competitions such as the third prize of the "Horowitz International Piano Competition" while in high school. He also expanded his musical world by playing the violin in the junior orchestra and playing in bands. In 1998, at the age of 19, he won the 67th Japan Music Competition. At the same time, he received the Masuzawa Prize and all other awards. In 1999, he began performing actively in Japan and abroad. In 2001, he won 4th prize at the "Busoni International Piano Competition (Italy)" and in 2003 he won 5th prize at the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition (Belgium), one of the world's three major competitions.

has a vast repertoire ranging from German works such as Beethoven and Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann Brahms, who have performed many concerts of piano sonatas and chamber works, to Chopin, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Scriabin, Shostakovich, In addition to possessing the skills to handle all genres from solo recitals to piano concertos, chamber music, and performing with other genres, he has achieved a highly condensed sound space that cannot be matched by others by delving into one concept for one year in the recital series "Kazumasa Matsumoto's World Music Heritage". The 2021 performance, which marked the 5th edition, received high praise for "Four Great Beethoven Sonatas" by Horowitz's piano. Philharmonic, Belgian National Orchestra, Yomiuri Nikkei Symphony Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic, New Japan Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, and many others. He has also performed with world-renowned conductors Kenichiro Kobayashi, Norio Iimori, Junichi Hirokami and others. In chamber music, his performances with the Berlin Quartet, Isabelle Faust (Vn), Yoko Maebashi (Vn), Akira Miyafumi (Ob), Zhao Jing (Vc), Keiko Ukihara (Vn), Reiko Watanabe (Vn), Mie Kobayashi (Vn), Yoko Hasegawa (Vc), Rina Matsuda (Vn), Akiko Nakajima (Sop), Daichi Fujiki (C-Ten), and Kazuma Miura (Bn) have been well received. He is also active in interacting with other genres, and regularly performs with Tetsu Shiotani (pf) of jazz, Sadatomo Matsudaira of recitation, and Yasutsugu Yamabe of Japanese drums. In 2010, he formed a piano trio with Hanako Kamisato and Wataru Mukai, and in 2012 he toured nationwide in six cities, including Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hiroshima. In September 2016, he performed with the Kyoto Philharmonic conducted by Ichiro Saito and Beethoven: Triple Concerto.

has released 22 CDs including two phonographic art specialties. The "Matsumoto Kazumasa Live Series", which began in 2009 to record the realistic feeling of concert performances as it is, has three Chopin albums, mainly German works, such as "Moonlight", "Passion", "The Tempest", "Children's Scenes" and "Brahms: Piano Sonata No. 3". In April 2019, two "serious" pieces collection "Estrelita" and "Chaconne" by the duo with Hanako Kamisato were also released at the same time.
also started to actively work online after the corona disaster, and uploaded commentary and tweets based on his own performance videos and deep insights on YouTube, online salon, Twitter, etc. and it has become a hot topic.

as a visiting associate professor in the Nagoya Ondo University Piano Musicians Course, where he also supervises younger generations. Together with Hanako Kamisato, Wataru Mukai, and others, he has launched the Kamma Musique Academy in Wu, a master class specializing in chamber music that is unparalleled in Japan, and is working to raise the level of chamber music in Japan.
has studied with Atsuko Taniguchi, Tsuruko Ashidada, the late Kazuhiko Nakajima, Yutaka Kakuno, Sumiko Mikimoto and Pascal Devaillon. Winner of the Okayama Prefectural Special Expression Award for the Arts, the Kurashiki City Arts and Culture Medal of Honor, the Fukutake Culture Encouragement Award, the Marsen Culture Award, and the Energia Music Award.

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