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■ DINING ROOM TALES in Australia with Xan Colman

16. March, 2020 (Mon) / Restaurant Jazushi (Sydney)

A social performance - dining event with a four-course menu created by Yoshio Hamano and Xan Colman (A is for Atlas).

*Subsequent performance in Melbourne (22. March, Wabi Sabi Salon) involuntarily cancelled due to public safety concerns related to COVID-19 pandemic.

We continue to explore opportunities for future performances.

■ Solo recital: "Sweets Time Concert"

17. February, 2020 (Mon) / Munetsugu Hall (Nagoya)

Programme featuring works by J. S. Bach, Rachmaninov, Chopin, and Shostakovich.

■ Rohm Special Talk & Concert: Music of Antonin Dvorak

25-26. January, 2020 (Sat-Sun) / Music Salon at Rohm Theatre Kyoto

Vn: Seiji Okamoto, Vc: Rei Tsujimoto

Programme featuring chamber and solo repertoire by Antonin Dvorak: "Silent Woods", Impromptu B.129, "Two Little Pearls" B.156, Piano Trio No. 4 "Dumky"

2019 *more updates to follow

■ DINING ROOM TALES in Japan with Xan Colman

03-04. November, 2019 (Sun-Mon) / Restaurant Bell (Nishinomiya, Hyogo)

09-10. November, 2019 (Sat-Sun) / Seaside Lounge SaLa (Yokohama)

A social performance - dining event with a four-course menu created by Yoshio Hamano and Xan Colman (A is for Atlas).

■ DON TRIO - Collaboration with Russian artists

23. October, 2019 (Wed)

Tiara Koto Hall (Tokyo)


Balalaika: Sho Kitagawa, Vadim Kalugin,

Nikolay Kataev, and Nadezhda Kataeva



■ Afternoon concert with Yukari Nakamura

16. October, 2019 (Wed) / Cafe Pappelburg (Hachioji, Tokyo)

Vn: Yukari Nakamura

Diverse programme featuring all-time favourites - Mozart, Beethoven, Prokofiev

■ CD Release Piano Recital

14. September, 2019 (Sat)

Mitake Sayaka Salon (Shibuya, Tokyo)



Programme featuring works from Yoshio Hamano's debut CD, [State of Mind]:

Rachmaninov, Taneev, Shostakovich

■ Solo recital at Harmo Museum

31. August, 2019 (Sat) / Harmo Museum (Okaya, Nagano)

A solo programme charting the Russian musical tradition: from John Field to Shostakovich.

■ Francesco Mirabella and Yoshio Hamano: Piano Recital

Part of Washington International Piano Festival 2019

01. August, 2019 (Thu) / Benjamin T. Rome School, CUA (Washington, D.C)

Solo repertoire by Liadov and Rachmaninov, Piano Sonata No. 2 by Shostakovich

■ Chamber Soiree

25 July, 2019 (Thu) / H.Matsuo Hall (Tokyo)


Vn: Sumire Fukuhara, Vc: Gleb Stepanov


Tchaikovsky - Nocturne, Pezzo Capriccioso

Prokofiev - Five Melodies for Violin and Piano

Rimsky-Korsakov - Piano Trio in C minor

■ Lecture Recital at World Piano Conference 2019

03. July, 2019 (Wed) / Cultural Station Svilara (Novi Sad, Serbia)

Introductory talk on the art of Shostakovich and recital comprising works by Rachmaninov, Taneev, and Shostakovich.


[09-12.2018] Yoshio Hamano has taken part in production of "Honeybees and Distant Thunder", a TOHO film directed by Kei Ishikawa, starring - Mayu Matsuoka, Tori Matsusaka, Win Morisaki e.a. The film is based on the namesake novel by Riku Onda.

■ Encounter with the 9th:

A workshop with Masato Inoue

17. November, 2018 (Sat)

Akasaka Bechstein Salon (Tokyo)


Baritone: Masato Inoue


Solo and vocal repertoire by Beethoven, followed by a choral workshop on Symphony No. 9.

■ Christopher Hastbacka & Yoshio Hamano in Recital

03. November, 2018 (Wed)

Bosendorfer Tokyo Showroom



Yoshio Hamano was joined by Christopher Hastbacka visiting from Sweden to present the latest addition to the Bosendorfer line-up, the Model 280VC, with a programme of works by Brahms, Stenhammar, Taneev, and Chopin.

■ Yulia Chaplina and Yoshio Hamano: Piano Recital

24. October, 2018 (Wed)

Mitake Sayaka Salon (Tokyo)


A delightful programme comprising works by Franck, Scriabin, Debussy, and Ravel.

■ Solo Recital and Masterclass

17. September, 2018 (Mon)

Rachmaninov Hall (Tambov, Russia)


Programme featuring solo works by Rachmaninov, Debussy, Taneev, Takemitsu, Franck, and Shostakovich.

■ Solo Recital

12. September, 2018 (Wed) / Bogolubov Arts Library (Moscow, Russia)


Programme featuring solo works by Rachmaninov, Debussy, Taneev, Takemitsu, Franck, and Shostakovich.

■ C3: collaboration with composers

06. September, 2018 (Thu)

Toyonaka Municipal Cultural Hall (Osaka)

Fl: Asuka Takeuchi, Gt: Kosuke Hashizume


Premiere of works by Kohei Kondo, Yoko Morikawa, and Shingo Matsuura.

■ Lecture recital organised by Sophia Factory

01. September, 2018 (Sat)

Roppongi Symphony Salon (Tokyo)


Fl: Asuka Takeuchi


Lecture focussing on the legacy of Claude Debussy and Jankelevich by Shuji Imamoto.

■ Debut album recording with Octavia Records

21-23. August, 2018 (Tue-Thu) / Sagamiko Center (Kanagawa)

■ Chamber Matinee

28. June, 2018 (Thu) / Cafe Pappelburg (Hachioji, Tokyo)

Vn: Sumire Fukuhara, Vc: Gleb Stepanov

■ Dialogue with Russia:

A Chamber Matinee

23. June, 2018 (Sat)

Mitake Sayaka Salon (Tokyo)


Vn: Sumire Fukuhara, Vc: Gleb Stepanov


Debussy - Piano Trio

Prokofiev - Sonata for Cello and Piano

Elgar - Sonata for Violin and Piano

Rachmaninov - Piano Trio "Elegiaque"

■ 2018 Ogaki Music Festival:

Spring Concert "World's Greatest Pianos"



Yoshio Hamano

Yoshihiro Kondo

Haruka Kuroiwa

Takashi Yamamoto


Piano ensemble programme performed on four magnificent instruments - Steinway, Bechstein, Bosendorfer, and Yamaha.

[04.2018] Yoshio Hamano has been appointed tutor of piano at Tokyo College of Music and Tokyo University of the Arts


■ Yoshio Hamano Salon Recital

09. December, 2017 (Sat)

Yu-ing / Restaurant Bell (Nishinomiya, Hyogo)


Programme featuring works by Beethoven, Schubert, Scriabin, and Tchaikovsky.

■ Helene Boulegue Concert Tour

03-08. December, 2017

Recital Hall at Tokyo Opera City

Atsuta Cultural Hall (Nagoya)

Muramatsu Concert Hall (Osaka)


Appearances with Helene Boulegue, Grand-prix recepient of the 2017 Kobe International Flute Competition.

Karg-Ellert, Bartok, Jolivet, e.a.

■ Solo Recital - part of "Richter Days" festival 

15. November, 2017 / Bogolubov Arts Library (Moscow, Russia)

■ Gala at Castello Caetani, Sermoneta

07. July, 2017 / Castello Caetani (Sermoneta, Lazio, Italy)

Scriabin's Sonata No. 10 performed at a gala following a week-long Campus di Musica masterclass by the legendary Eliso Virsaladze.

■ Piano Concerti on 2 Pianos:

An enchanted afternoon with Rachmaninoff

21. October, 2017 / 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.

■ Gala at Castello Caetani, Sermoneta

07. July, 2017 / Castello Caetani (Sermoneta, Lazio, Italy)

Scriabin's Sonata No. 10 performed at a gala following a week-long Campus di Musica masterclass by the legendary Eliso Virsaladze.

■ Beethoven gala at Hitotsubashi University

18. June, 2017 / Hitotsubashi University Kanematsu Hall (Tokyo)

Beethoven's milestone Sonatas Nos. 11 and 23 "Appassionata" presented at a grand gala together with prominent pianists Kyoko Tabe and Yusuke Kikuchi.

■ CHANEL Pygmalion Days 2017 series recital

05. March, 2017 / CHANEL Nexus Hall Ginza (Tokyo)

Home-coming recital at the exclusive venue. Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninov, and Balakirev's Islamey.

■ Tokyo Opera City "B→C" series recital

21. February, 2017 / Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall

Recital as part of the prestigious curated series. J. S. Bach French Ouverture and works by D. Scarlatti, Arvo Part, Shchedrin, Shohei Amimori, Silvestrov, and Gubaidulina. [More info]

■ Recital at Bogolyubov Arts Library

17. January, 2017 / Bogolyubov Arts Library (Moscow)

Works by J. S. Bach, D. Scarlatti, Beethoven, Balakirev, Shchedrin, and Gubaidulina.

2016 *updates to follow

■ Moscow Conservatory debut at Rachmaninov Hall

03. October, 2016 / Moscow Conservatory Rachmaninov Hall

Recital as part of the "Soul of Japan" annual festival. Works by Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Kosaku Yamada, Akira Ifukube, Takemitsu, and Somei Sato's Litania.

Hiroo Sato at the Piano Secondo.

■ Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra

20. March, 2016 / The Anvil Concert Hall (Basingstoke, UK)

Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra, Stephen Scotchmer (cond)

F. Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11

2015 *2H updates to follow

■ Royal College of Music Artist Diploma recital

10. June, 2015 / Amaryllis Flemming Concert Hall, RCM (London)

Works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Shostakovich's milestone 2nd Piano Sonata.

■ Recital at Pushkin House

8. June, 2015 / Pushkin House (London)

Organised by M.C.S. Young Artists Fund. Works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, and Shostakovich's milestone 2nd Piano Sonata.

■ Tuuli Takala Soprano Recital with Yoshio Hamano

30. May, 2015 / Yamaha Ginza Concert Salon (Tokyo)

A soiree musicale organised by Yamaha Ginza and M.C.S. Young Artists Fund, curated by Yoshio Hamano; vocal and piano solo music with Finnish star Tuuli Takala. [More]

■ KAWAI Europe Concerts Series

13. February, 2015 / Musikschule Krefeld (Krefeld, Germany)

14. February, 2015 / Burgermeisterhaus (Essen-Werden, Germany)

15. February, 2015 / Vereinigte Gesellschaft (Langenberg, Germany)

Debussy, Scriabin, Stravinsky, Fitkin, Rachmaninov

■ Toshihiro Kaneshige & Yoshio Hamano: Vibrant Piano World

4. January, 2015 / Mie Prefectural Cultural Center (Tsu, Japan)

Works for solo and duo piano by Graham Fitkin coupled with all-time classics of Beethoven and Stravinsky.


■ Toshihiro Kaneshige and Yoshio Hamano performing Fitkin

26. December, 2014 / sonorium (Tokyo)

Works for solo and duo piano by Graham Fitkin coupled with all-time classics of Beethoven and Stravinsky.

■ Schubert "Winterreise" at SONORIUM

21. December, 2014 / sonorium (Tokyo)

Schubert's masterpiece cycle performed with the leading Japanese baritone Masato Inoue.

■ Afternoon Recital in Sagami-Ono

15. December, 2014 / Green Hall at SWU (Machida, Japan)

■ Bluthner Classics piano recitals

28. November, 2014 / Schloss Colditz (Colditz, Germany)

29. November, 2014 / Mediencampus Leipzig (Leipzig, Germany)

Scriabin, Stravinsky, Fitkin, Prokofiev

■ MMSF/Philharmonia Series recital at Southbank Centre

13. October, 2014 / Purcel Room, Southbank Centre (London)

An evening of piano music focussing on masterpieces by Debussy, Stravinsky, Scriabin, and the amazing Graham Fitkin.

■ LONDON FILM MUSIC CONCERT in memory of the Sewol ferry

27. September, 2014 / New Malden Methodist Church (London)

Music by Scriabin, Faure, and Rachmaninov with cellist Yuki Ito.

■ Special concert in memoriam Emma Rose

23. September, 2014 / RCM Britten Theatre (London)

Elegie by G. Faure and excerpts from Rachmaninov's Cello Sonata with Yuki Ito.

■ Recital at 6th annual Washington International Piano Festival

31. July, 2014 / CUA Ward Recital Hall (Washington DC)

[Washington International Piano Festival]


1. July, 2014 / Tomono Hall (Tokyo)

Musical evening comprising works by J. S. Bach, Franck, and Stravinsky in a warm salon setting.

■ Piano duo lunchtime recital at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London

9. June, 2014

Thrilling works by Rachmaninov, Khachaturian, and Sviridov performed by Yulia Chaplina and Yoshio Hamano. [Full details]

■ Lunchtime Concervatoire Concerts: RCM Series

01. May, 2014 / Yamaha Music London (London)

Works by Franck, Debussy, and Stravinsky. Full details

■ Parthenon Tama Music Salon Series 2014-15

Recital supported by Japan Prize of Nordic Piano Competition in Malmö

"La Belle époque and The Silver Age - rejuvenating the sounds from 1913"

26. April, 2014 / Parthenon Tama Recital Hall (Tokyo)

Works by Franck, Debussy, Scriabin, Rachmaninov, and marvellous Kosaku Yamada performed on a 1913 Bechstein concert grand.

■ Japan Philharmonic 658th Subscription Concert

"Lazarev Conducts - Beats of the Russian Soul"

14-15. March, 2014 / Suntory Hall (Tokyo)

Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Alexander Lazarev (cond)

A. Scriabin - Piano Concerto, Op. 20

■ Philharmonia Orchestra: MMSF Recital Series (Solo Recital)

23. February, 2014 / Royal Festival Hall (London)

J. S. Bach (Arr. Rachmaninov) - Suite in E Major (from Violin Partita No. 3)

J. Brahms - Fantasias, Op. 116 e. a.

■ Piano Recital in Atlanta

18. February, 2014 / Steinway Piano Galleries (Alpharetta GA)

Works by Chopin, Brahms, Prokofiev, and Graham Fitkin

■ Scriabin concerto on two pianos

15. February, 2014 / Jordan Kitt's Music (Rockville MD)

16. February, 2014 / Jordan Kitt's Music (Fairfax VA)

Katerina Zaitseva (piano)

A. Scriabin - Piano Concerto, Op. 20 e.a.

■ Pallant Proms RCM Series

25. January, 2014 / Pallant House Gallery (Chichester, UK)

Works by Bach, Chopin, Lutoslawki, Shostakovich, e.a.


■ Royal College of Music Series at Steinway Hall

23. October, 2013 / Steinway Hall (London)

J. Haydn - Andante and Variations in F minor, Hob. XVII:6

J. Brahms - Fantasies, Op. 116

S. Rachmaninov - Suite in E major after Violin Partita BWV1006 by  J. S. Bach

Graham Fitkin - "From Yellow To Yellow", "Fervent"

■ Hamarikyu Asahi Hall lunchtime concert vol. 116 presented by House Foods Corp.

25. September, 2013 / Hamarikyu Asahi Hall (Tokyo)

Works by Beethoven, Graham Fitkin, Rachmaninov, and Prokofiev.

■ «RCM Rising Stars 2013»

3. June, 2013 / Cadogan Hall (London)

Emily Sun (violin), Jane Lindsay (cello)

F. Schubert - Sonatina for violin and piano in G minor, Op. 137 No. 3

R. Schumann - Fantasy pieces, Op. 73

■ Chamber Spotlight Concert

13. May, 2013 / RCM Britten Theatre (London)

Miiya Hooper (piano)

J. Joachim - Ouverture to "Hamlet" (Transcription for piano four hands duet by J. Brahms)

■ Lund City Orchestra

5. May, 2013 / Lunds Stadshall (Lund, Sweden)

Lunds Stadsorkester, Andreas Lönnqvist (conductor), Yoshio Hamano (piano) 

P. I. Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23

■ «Kawai Music Association 50th Anniversary Concert Series»

25. April, 2013 / Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon (Tokyo)

J. S. Bach - Fantasy in g minor, BWV917 "Duobus Subiectis", Fantasy and Fugue in a minor, BWV904

S. Rachmaninov - Etudes-Tableaux, Op. 33 e.a.

■ Setagaya Philharmonic Orchestra

21. April, 2013 / Hitomi Memorial Hall (Tokyo)

Setagaya Philharmonic Orchestra, Yoshikazu Tanaka (cond)

L. van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat Major, Op. 73 "Emperor"

■ «Masato Inoue / Yoshio Hamano - Sibelius&Rachmaninov - Beyond The Border»

14. April, 2013 / Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall

Masato Inoue (baritone) 

A unique programme of vocal and piano solo works by Sibelius and Rachmaninov, the two last romantic composers.

■ Russia tour

12. March, 2013 / Bogolyubov Arts Library (Moscow)

14. March, 2013 / Recital Hall, Nizhny Novgorod Rostropovich Philharmonic Hall

17. March, 2013 / Chuvash Theatre of Opera and Ballet (Cheboksary)

■ «Woven Words: Piano Music»

27. February, 2013 / RCM Recital Hall (London)

Organised by Royal College of Music in conjunction with Philharmonia Orchestra

This concert series celebrated the centenary of the Polish composer, Witold Lutoslawski. The programme, performed by leading RCM pianists, comprised works by Chopin, Debussy, Szymanowsky, Lutoslawsky, and Ligeti to picture the historical connection between those composers.

Yoshio Hamano: W. Lutoslawski - Two Etudes for Piano, "Bukoliki" for Piano.

■ «Waltham Abbey Church Lunchtime Recital»

16. February, 2013 / Waltham Abbey Church, Waltham Abbey (Essex, UK)

■ «RCM Victoria and Albert Museum series»

15. February, 2013 / Norfolk House Music Room at V&A Museum (London)

Olivia Scheepers (violin), Yuki Ito (cello)

S. Rachmaninov - Trio Elegiaque No. 1 in G minor, Op. posth.

F. Schubert - Piano Trio No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 99 (D898)