■ Piano Concerti on 2 Pianos: an enchanted afternoon with Rachmaninoff
21. October, 2017 (Sat) at 14:00 / Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall
Rachmaninoff's milestone Piano Concerto No. 2 and Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini performed on two pianos with a long-time ally Kaoru Jitsukawa. [More info]
Born in Tokyo, Japanese‐Russian pianist Yoshio Hamano currently resides in Moscow and studies with Eliso Virsaladze as well as with Gerald Fauth in Leipzig and Dr Nikita Fitenko in Washington, D.C. Yoshio completed his Master of Performance and Artist Diploma in 2015 at the Royal College of Music London under tutelage of Vanessa Latarche and Dmitri Alexeev. Yoshio had the honour of being a pupil of Elena Ashkenazy for over ten years and holds Bachelor of Arts in 2012 at Tokyo University of the Arts, where he studied with Dr Atsuko Okada.
Yoshio has been a prize winner of major international piano competitions, such as the Nordic Piano Competition in Malmö, Almaty International Piano Competition, International Russian Music Piano Competition in San Jose CA, and Minoru Nojima Yokosuka Piano Competition. In June 2013, Yoshio became a semi‐finalist of the 5th Sendai International Music Competition and was awarded the audience prize.
Yoshio has performed extensively as soloist with orchestras and chamber ensembles, including the Japan Philharmonic at Suntory Hall (Tokyo), Tokyo Symphony, Central Aichi Symphony, Geidai Philharmonia, Lund City Orchestra, City of Bishkek Grand Symphony Orchestra, Russian National Tchaikovsky String Quartet, and Vienna Rasumofsky Quartet, working with distinguished conductors Alexander Lazarev, David Geringas, Kazuki Yamada, Naoto Otomo and Masahiko Enkoji among others.
He has presented recitals across Japan and the United States, United Kingdom (Royal Festival Hall, Purcell Room, St Martin‐in‐the‐Fields), Russia, Central Asia, and the Middle East. Yoshio has also performed at music festivals, including the Tokyo Spring Festival, Grachtenfestival (Amsterdam), Red Square Festival and Spring in Russia (Moscow), and Washington International Piano Festival. In 2012, Yoshio was named Chanel Pygmalion Days Artist and participated in the prestigious Pygmalion Days Concert Series, organised by Chanel K. K. at Nexus Hall, Tokyo.
In addition to performing, Yoshio works as the artistic director of Renaissance Projects Worldwide Concert Series organised in partnership with pianist Toshihiro Kaneshige, as well as an independent concert producer: among his projects are regular outreach tours to north‐eastern region of Japan, worst affected by the March 2011 Higashi‐Nihon Earthquake and Tsunami.
Yoshio Hamano is represented by Pacific Concert Management, Inc.
▲ Recording at RCM Studios, London: A. Scriabin - Sonata No. 5, Op. 53
▲ From recital: Graham Fitkin - "Fervent"
23 October, 2013 at Steinway Hall, London