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So far Christine Mues has created 25 blog entries.

“Mari’s interpretation shows an extensive wealth of tonal colours.”

“Mari Kodama seems to have achieved the almost impossible […] Her interpretation shows an extensive wealth of tonal colors. How Mari Kodama looks at all of this musically and pianistically is impressive.” Piano News Magazine, Anja Renczikowski, 2023. Released in 2020, Kaleidoscope – Beethoven Transcriptions is a recording where Mari Kodama interprets individual movements of [...]

2023-03-02T14:31:34+00:00March 2nd, 2023|News|

“Kodama captures that sense of scale in a performance that’s both fiery and thoughtful.”

"Mari Kodama has long been fascinated by the love, friendship and music of this creative trio, and explores it here from Brahms’s point of view, opening with an energetic account of the Piano Sonata No. 1, which he played for the Schumanns in those early meetings. Robert wrote that the younger composer’s playing made his [...]

2023-02-17T15:29:43+00:00February 17th, 2023|News|

Mari Kodama releases New Paths, where “everything falls phenomenally into place”

Mari Kodama's album New Paths releases on November 18, 2022. "Anyone even remotely familiar with Western music history knows the relationship between Johannes Brahms and the two Schumanns: Robert and Clara. Moreover, it always proves to be an almost ideal starting point for recitals and recordings. Such is the case for Japanese pianist Mari [...]

2022-11-03T13:34:42+00:00November 3rd, 2022|News|

John Neumeier’s Beethoven Projekt II in Baden Baden

To be a part of John Neumeier’s new creations is a great inspiration and privilege. He places Beethoven's Sonatas and Symphonies in a new perspective to make us think and rediscover the genius of Beethoven. John's Beethoven Projekt II has been created in 2020, but the Premiere has been postponed several times. After successful [...]

2022-11-03T13:32:37+00:00November 3rd, 2022|News|

Mari Kodama is welcomed by Harrison Parrott

Mari Kodama is now represented by Harrison Parrott for genreal management. The international artist management agency published that they "are thrilled to welcome pianist Mari Kodama to our roster for general management. She is consistently praised for her virtuosity in a wide range of repertoire, including orchestral, chamber and solo works by composers of all periods. She [...]

2022-09-30T14:05:44+00:00September 30th, 2022|News|

Recording Brahm’s early pieces

“To record Brahms’s piano music from his youth was an idea I was having since several years. Finally this project around the friendship of Brahms and the Schumanns came to live in Neumarkt/Germany with the great recording team of producer, Erdo Groot and Ientje Mooij and Shunske Yokoyama for the new model of Yamaha concert [...]

2022-09-05T15:48:12+00:00July 5th, 2022|News|

Messiaen Visions de l’Amen at Schloss Elmau

Markus Hinterhaeuser and Mari Kodama share a long friendship and often and often exchange musical ideas and projects. On 9 April, this friendship culminated in a concert at Schloss Elmau in the South of Germany where the two artists we were able to share the thoughts and ideas they had about the program together. The [...]

2022-09-05T11:30:22+00:00April 5th, 2022|News|

Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra and their new Music Director

In April 2022 Mari Kodama has played Hans Werner Henze’s Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 2 with the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra under the musical direction of Ryusuke Numajiri in Yokohama’s concert hall in Japan. This was Numajiri’s first concert a the new Music Director of the Orchestra and Henze’s work “was a wonderful discovery [...]

2022-09-05T11:29:27+00:00April 5th, 2022|News|

An American Evening

Together with pianist Momo Kodama, Mari Kodama has recently performed two piano recital at La Scala in Paris. The program around John Adams, Samuel Adams, Samuel Barber and Steve Reich was titled “An American Evening” and reflected the musical engagement of the two pianists with the works of the composers. “As the concert has been [...]

2022-09-05T11:28:19+00:00February 5th, 2022|News|
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