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|

Three Beethoven Concerti in one evening

In January 2022, Mari Kodama will perform three Beethoven Concerti in one very special concert evening together with Josep Caballé-Domenech and the Colorado Springs Symphony. Playing three Beethoven Concerti in a row is always a challenge for the pianist, but she is “very grateful for having wonderful partners for this adventure with Colorado Springs Symphony [...]

2022-09-05T15:55:52+00:00January 5th, 2022|News|

From Mari Kodama: A Retrospective – A Portrait of Beethoven: 32 Sonatas for Piano

After an out-of-the-ordinary year 2020, we were all excited for 2021 and fulfilled with the hope to finally complete our plans we had for the big Beethoven celebration. Even though we had to make some change of plans due to restrictions,  the experience of the two day celebration over 32 piano Sonatas exceeded everyone's expectation. It was a memorable way [...]

2021-11-14T11:51:55+00:00November 14th, 2021|News|

Beethoven Concerto No. 2 with Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and Krzysztof Urbański

On Novemeber 6th Mari Kodama will play Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2 B-flat major op. 19 with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Krzysztof Urbański at the MUZA Kawasaki Symphony Hall. 6 November 2021, 2 p.m., MUZA Kawasaki Symphony Hall Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Krzysztof Urbański Mozart: Magic flute overture Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.2 [...]

2021-11-12T16:39:51+00:00November 1st, 2021|News|

“Terra Nostra” by Rodolphe Bruneau-Boulmier – premiered by Mari Kodama and Kent Nagano with the DSO in Berlin

Mari Kodama, Kent Nagano, and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin premiered Rodolphe Bruneau-Boulmier’s piano concerto Terra Nostra at the Philharmonie Berlin on 17 October 2021. The whole program also includes works by Hector Berlioz as well as Richard Strauss. The concert was broadcasted on Deutschlandfunk Kultur and can be listened to here. More about the program [...]

2021-10-28T13:44:22+00:00October 28th, 2021|News|

A Portrait of BEETHOVEN: 32 Sonatas for Piano

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 [...]

2021-10-08T09:34:39+00:00October 8th, 2021|News|

Concerts in honor of Alfred Brendel

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 [...]

2021-09-14T15:41:21+00:00September 3rd, 2021|News|
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