Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year Greetings 2014

Happy New Year, everyone !
May this year be full of happiness, love, peace, positive energy, beautiful moments and great music. Emoji

2013 was a very good and exciting year for me. I had over 70 concerts (including private ones) in 8 countries and had wonderful and unforgettable experiences in every place.  I was privileged to release two albums, the Debussy from the Editions Hortus in France and the Chopin from the label DENON (Nippon Columbia) in Japan. My Schumann album (Naxos) was reedited in SACD and released with the Japanese booklet, too. 

I would like to thank all the people from the bottom of my heart who supported me in many ways, organizing my concerts, inviting me to promotional events and listening to my piano playing in concerts, CDs or any medium during the year 2013 !

As a number of chamber music concerts are scheduled this year, one of my aspirations is to grow as a person and a musician through the experiences of musical collaboration with others (including with orchestras). 

I look forward to playing in various concert venues, travelling to new places & places I know, experiencing new cultures, discovering beautiful spots, meeting people and sharing emotions!


Sincerely yours,
Kotaro