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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|

“Kodama’s mature performance shows her sensitive touch and phrasing.”

Two reviewers recommended Mari Kodama's New Paths as special choice of the month. "Kodama’s mature performance shows her sensitive touch and phrasing.  Her refined phrasing and colourful sound are very pleasant.  For Brahms’ Theme and Variations, Op.18b, Kodama’s interpretation of the theme makes listeners feel a tingle of anticipation and it is very touching." - [...]

2023-04-28T15:40:57+00:00April 28th, 2023|News|

“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|
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