I can't believe the New Year is already around the corner!
2020 will be a very special year for me, as the entire world will celebrate the 250th birthday anniversary of our hero, Mr. Ludwig van Beethoven!
As I look back on 2019, I'm ...
July 19, 2019
WATCH MARI PLAYS
Schönberg: Piano Concerto
at the SWR Symphonieorchester,
Kent Nagano conducting.
Live recording on July 19, 2019.
LISTEN TO MARI ON SPOTIFY
Check out Mari's 'Artist Page' on Spotify and sample her latest recording.
MARI AND MOMO IN HANOVER
… Together with her sister Momo Kodama she masters it brilliantly, navigating through the turmoil of the opening movement, letting the melody give consolation in the second movement and speeding with great effect through the finale...
Read more from Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung, 19. November 2016
When the Japanese Mari and Momo Kodama entered the stage it was already obvious from their distinctively patterned dresses that the performance would be beyond normal concert routine...
...to play easy is often the most difficult endeavor, which was mastered by the Kodama sisters in the most convincing manner.
Read more from Neue Presse, 19. November 2016
The Kodama sisters on the cover of PIANIST magazine, Netherlands. Read the review here.
the release (November 1, 2016) of a new recording with dazzling keyboard artistry from Mari and Momo Kodama in rare arrangements of Tchaikovsky’s most-beloved ballets. For more information and to listen to excerpts from this sparkling new CD:
“Together for the first time in the recording studio, the sisters Mari and Momo Kodama are on scintillating form in these lively arrangements of music from Tchaikovsky’s ballets Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and Nutcracker..."
(HRAudio.net, November 2016)
WATCH Mari and Momo discussing the project here.
LES CLEFS D'OR - RESMUSICA
Mari's Beethoven 32 Sonata Box Set continues to win accolades - it has been selected as one of Les Clefs d'Or for 2015 by Resmusica
RECORD GEIJUTSU: Record of the Month
Mari's Beethoven 32 Sonata album has been re released in Japan with Japanese translation booklet. It has been chosen as the CD of the month of December issue of Record Geijutsu. Read full article at:
Toronto Star: Music festival gives a reason to say Bravo Niagara!
Mother-daughter venture off to strong start with Mari Kodama and Karin Kei Nagano at Spring Into Music. Read full article at:
Stenhammar: Piano Sonatas No. 2 - Watch live excerpt of Mari and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra perform Wilhelm Stenhammar's piano concerto No. 2. Kent Nagano conducting: