On 9 and 10 October Musical Days Production presents the Beethoven Marathon "A Portrait of BEETHOVEN: 32 Sonatas for piano". Led by pianist Mari Kodama and conductor Kent Nagano, the four-concert festival features world class performers in a celebration of Beethoven's 250th birthday. The festival presents Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas chronologically, inviting attendees to experience [...]
After being postponed due to the situation Mari Kodama and Kent Nagano are very happy to announce "A Portrait of BEETHOVEN: 32 Sonatas for Piano" Mari Kodama and 17 world-class performers will present all 32 Beethoven Piano Sonatas in 4 performances over 2 days. The festival, under the artistic direction of Mari Kodama and Kent [...]
Mari Kodama will give two concerts in Hamburg in honor of Alfred Brendel, whose master student she was. The entire concert cycle will kick off on 3 September at Hamburg’s Curio-Haus with a concert featuring the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra under Kent Nagano, performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 7 for three pianos and orchestra with [...]
On 30 and 31 August Mari Kodama will play Beethoven Piano Concert No. 0 with the Stadttheater Bremerhaven under the baton of Marc Niemann. When Ludwig was still called Louis van Beethoven, he wrote his Piano Concerto in E-flat Major WoO4 at the age of 14, today called Piano Concerto No. 0. Mari Kodama has [...]
Mari Kodama, together with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin under Kent Nagano, will play Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 at Ravello Villa Rufolo Festival on 1 July 2021 at 8 p.m. at Belvedere di Villa Rufolo. The whole program contains: Wagner: ›Siegfried-Idyll‹ Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 Schubert: Symphony No. 3 D major Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin [...]
Mari Kodama’s Sonatenabend: Chopin, Ravel and Dutilleux at the 3rd Chopin Festival in Hamburg on 12 June 2021 was held virtually on YouTube. Program: Chopin: Sonata No. 2 b-minor op. 35 Grave; Doppio movimento | Scherzo | Marche funèbre: Lento | Finale. Presto Ravel: Sonatine pour piano Modéré | Mouvt de Menuet | Animé Dutilleux: [...]
Mari Kodama's album Kaleidoscope - Beethoven Transcriptions, released at Pentatone in April 2020 is one of BBC Music Magazine critic's best classical albums released in 2020. Read the full review here.
“Dear Ludwig, the world today would be so different without your music” Since early childhood, Beethoven’s music has played an important role in the life of the pianist Mari Kodama, she writes in her letter to the composer in the series “Letters to Beethoven” of Deutschlandfunk. Even after 40 years of engagement with his music, [...]
The COMPLETE Piano Sonatas & Concertos of Luwig van Beethoven by Mari Kodama with 32 Sonatas and 7 Concertos was released in Japan. It is a joint effort by King International, PENTATONE and Berlin Classics. More information in japanese can be found here.
Mari Kodama and Matt Haimovitz together will release the new album MON AMI, Mon amour of french repertoire for cello and piano with works from Poulenc, Fauré, Ravel, Debussy und Milhaud. This new CD will be released by PENTATONE on November 9th. […]