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Mari Kodama and “Living the Classical Life” interview

“A zone of ease by being yourself”: pianist Mari Kodama was interviewed by “Living the Classical Life”. In the interview she describes her life on stage and her studies with her legendary mentors Alfred Brendel and Tatyana Nikolayeva, as well as finding balance in life and on stage. “Living the Classical Life” is an award-winning [...]

2024-02-08T08:15:19+00:00February 8th, 2024|News|

“great precision and discursive tension by Japanese pianist Mari Kodama”

Following Mari Kodama's debut with Orchestra Haydn of Bolzano and Trento in December 2023 alongside conductor Kent Nagano, the performance received positive reviews from the Italian Press. “A page of great difficulty not only in performance but also from simple reading […] was proposed with great precision and discursive tension by Japanese pianist Mari Kodama.” [...]

2024-01-10T14:20:37+00:00January 10th, 2024|News|

“The complicity and savoir-faire of [Mari and Momo Kodama] are undeniable and sparkling.”

“a well-founded programme made up entirely of pieces each as exciting and soaring as the next, admirably rendered with all the finesse, subtlety and expertise required. The complicity and savoir-faire of [Mari and Momo Kodama] are undeniable and sparkling.” Read the full review from atuvu.ca about Mari and Momo Kodama's piano duo recital at Salle [...]

2023-12-13T16:25:10+00:00December 13th, 2023|News|

Mari Kodama debuts with Orchestra Haydn of Bolzano and Trento

Mari Kodama debuts with Orchestra Haydn of Bolzano and Trento with Ligeti’s Piano Concerto as well as piano solo works by Haydn and Ligeti.  She performs at Auditorium Joseph Haydn Bolzano on 5 December and Teatro Auditorium in Trento on 6 December alongside conductor Kent Nagano. This debut is followed by her next piano duo recital [...]

2023-11-29T08:47:47+00:00November 29th, 2023|News|

“Fabulous, and heartfelt music making, beautifully recorded!

"I’ve enjoyed all of Mari Kodama’s previous albums, and certainly this one is no exception. New Paths is a musical exploration of the relationship of a young Brahms with Robert Schumann and his wife, Clara. Presented are Brahms’ First Piano sonata, his Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, and Clara Schumann’s arrangement of Robert’s [...]

2023-11-06T14:18:07+00:00November 6th, 2023|News|

Mari and Momo Kodama on tour in Japan

Mari Kodama embarks on a Japan tour with her sister, Momo Kodama.  The piano duo programme includes Ravel’s Ma Mère L’Oye, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and Stravinsky’s The Ride of Spring. The tour begins at Koganei Civic Center on 3 November, Kanagawa Kenritsu Ongakudo on 4 November and Ozaki City Civic Center on 5 November.

2023-10-30T09:09:57+00:00October 30th, 2023|News|

Mari Kodama with Beethoven’s 2nd Piano Concerto in Hamburg

On Saturday, September 2, pianist Mari Kodama presented Beethoven's 2nd Piano Concerto with the Philharmonic State Orchestra under the baton of Kent Nagano at the annual Rathausmarkt Open Air. Mari Kodama is one of the benchmark Beethoven interpreters of our time and has recorded all of the composer's piano sonatas, among others. The 2nd Piano [...]

2023-10-24T12:25:43+00:00September 10th, 2023|News|

Beethoven Project II with John Neumeier

On June 18, 2023, Mari Kodama was once again the soloist in John Neumeier's ballet Beethoven Project II, created on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven's birth, at the Hamburg State Opera. The pianist is known for her interpretation of Beethoven's works and has already released several CD recordings of his [...]

2023-10-24T12:26:05+00:00July 3rd, 2023|News|

Piano en Famille

Together with Mari Kodama, Momo Kodama and Karin Nagano, Kent Nagano presented a special program in Geneva, including Mozart's Piano Concerto for Three Pianos and Poulenc's Piano Concerto for Two Pianos, with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Mari Kodama travels to the USA in April for concerts with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra conducted by [...]

2023-10-24T12:26:56+00:00June 1st, 2023|News|

Mari Kodama’s performance with Charlotte Symphony Orchestra was acclaimed by the public

A new review on Mari Kodama's performance with Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and Lan Shui in April is now available online. “[Kodama] gave us bravura runs in the opening movement, attempted futilely to wring poetry from the central andante and thundered through the strutting, percussive finale.” - CVNC, Lawrence Toppman, May 2023 Read the full article [...]

2023-05-16T12:52:58+00:00May 16th, 2023|News|
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