Kikuko Ogura

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24th September 2020

Piano Concertos and Horn Concerto

W.A.Mozart : Piano Concerto No.3 in D major K.40, No.16 in D major K.451, No.21 in C major K.467

Horn Concerto No.1 in D major K.412+K514

Kikuko Ogura (clavier) , Satoshi Tsukada (natural horn)

Instrument : Anton Walter 1795

24th September 2020 18:45 open

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Receital Hall, Taito-ku Tokyo

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25th October 2020

Beethoven und Streicher

L.v.Beethoven : Piano Sonata No.30 in E major Op.109, Piano Sonata No.31 in A flat major Op.110, Piano Sonata No.32 in C minor Op.111

Kikuko Ogura (clavier) 

Instrument : Johann Baptist Streicher 1845

25th October 2020 15:00 open

Kyoto Concert Hall Ensemble Hall Murata, Sakyouku Kyoto

Tickets 3,000yen, 1,500yen for young, All seats reserved

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Kikuko Ogura was born in Iwate, Japan. She graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts and also completed graduate studies there. She furthered her studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, graduating with cum laude honors. She has performed in numerous programs presented by concert halls as well as at music festivals and on NHK's Classic Club, Pia no pia, Meikyoku tantei Amadeus and La la la classic, and she also serves as an instructor on NHK's Culture radio geijutsu no miryoku - Mozart ga deatta ongakukatachi. Her recordings and concerts presented by the Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments are also highly acclaimed. She has released over 40 CDs, many of which have been selected for recommendation or best disc by newspapers such as the Asahi Shimbun, Mainichi Shimbun and Yomiuri Shimbun and magazines such as Record Geijutsu. Her written works include Karaa zukai piano no rekishi (Kawade Shobo Shinsha), and she has co-authored and supervised the development of numerous other works. She has served as a part-time instructor in the Tokyo University of the Arts Department of Early Music since 2004. She is the producer of Fortepiano Academy Sacla. She is currently engaged in performances for her Mozart's Clavier Room concert series.

Major Awards

 

1989  First Prize - 3rd Japan Mozart Music Competition (piano)

1993  First Prize - Bruges International Early Music Competition (ensemble)

1995  First Prize and Audience Prize - Bruges International Early Music Competition (fortepiano)

2013  Grand Prize - 2012 (67th) Agency for Cultural Affairs National Arts Festival Awards (recordings)

2018  2017 (30th) Music Pen Club Awards - Classical Music (solo performance)

2018  2018 (48th) JXTG Music Awards (Western Classical Music Promotion Division)

Kikuko's Discs

 

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Bach

Sonaten und Partiten für Violine solo

mit Klavierbegleitung von Schumann und Mendelssohn

Takeshi Kiriyama (violin), Kikuko Ogura (fortepiano)

aus der Partien - mit Klavierbegleitung von Mendelssohn (1840)

Preludio aus Partita Nr.3 E-Dur BWV1006, Chaconne aus der Partita Nr.2 d-moll BWV1004

Sonaten - mit Klavierbegleitung von Schumann (1853)

Sonata Nr.1 g-moll BWV1001, Sonata Nr.2 a-moll BWV1003, Sonata Nr.3 C-Dur BWV1005

Partiten - mit Klavierbegleitung von Schumann (1853)

Partita Nr.1 h-moll BWV1002, Partiten Nr.2 d-moll BWV1004, Partiten Nr.3 E-Dur BWV1006

Instrument : Johann Baptist Streicher, in Wien. 1845

Recording Date : Coppice Miyoshi, June 2019

ALM Records ALCD-9204, 9205

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Piano Concertos by J.C.Bach and W.A.Mozart

Concert Series "Kikukos Zimmer mit Mozarts Klavier" the 30th Anniversary Concert <Live>

Kikuko Ogura and The Chamber Orchestra on Period Instruments

W.A.Mozart : Klavierkonzert B-Dur K.450, Klavierkonzert B-Dur K.595

J.C.Bach : Klavierkonzert D-Dur Op.13-2

Instrument : Anton Walter 1795 model (Chris Maene 1995)

Recording Location : The Dai-ichi Seimei Hall. 3 November 2017 [Live Concert Recording]

ALM Records ALCD-1176

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L'Arlesienne : OEuvres pour piano de Bizet jouées au piano Pleyel

Kikuko Ogura, Piano

G.Bizet : Chants du Rhin, Chasse Fantastique en mi bémol majeur, Nocturne en fa majeur Op.2, Nocturne en ré majeur, Variations Chromatiques en do mineur, L'Arlesienne (Réduction pour piano par le compositeur, extraits)

Instrument : Pleyel 1848

Recording Date : Kirari Fujimi, June 2017

ALM Records ALCD-1169

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Sternbild

Kikuko Ogura, Piano

Clara Schumann : Praludium und Fuge B-Dur Op.16-2, Variationen über ein Thema von Robert Schumann Op.20

Robert Schumann : Kreisleriana Op.16, Fantasie C-Dur Op.17

Instrument : Johann Baptist Streicher 1845

Recording Date : November 2014

ALM Records ALCD-1153

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Vienna, the Land of the Clavier  Mozart & Hummel on two Walter Pianos

Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments, Collection Series 54

Kikuko Ogura (fotepiano), Natsumi Wakamatsu (Violine und Viola), Yoshiko Morita (Viola), Schuhei Takezawa (Violoncello), Masahiro Komuro (Kontrabass), Kanae Kikuchi (flöte), Masamitsu San'nomiya (Oboe), Satoshi Tsukada (Horn)

W.A.Mozart : Sonate für Klavier und Violine A-Dur K.526, Sonate für Klavier D-Dur K.576, Quartett für Klavier, Violine und Violoncello g-Moll K.478

J.N.Hummel : Sonate für Klavier f-Moll Op.20, Sonate für Violine und Klavier D-Dur Op.50, Grosses Septett für Flöte, Oboe, Horn, Viola, Violoncello, Kontrabass und Klavier d-Moll Op.74

Instruments : Anton Walter 1795 model (Chris Maene 1995), Walter & Son 1808~10

Recording Date : September & October 2014

LMCD-2041,2042

[sample] https://youtu.be/D-j0FwKtQK8

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Beauriful Upright Pianos : Delight of Duet

Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments, Collection Series 53

Kikuko Ogura, Miho Haga (Upright Piano)

C.Debussy : Petite suite pour piano à quatre mains

G.Fauré : Dolly pour piano à quatre mains Op.56

T.Nadarzewska-Baranowska : La prière d'nue vierge

F.Poulenc : Sonate pour piano à quatre mains

J.Français : 15 portraits d'enfants d'Auguste Renoir pour piano à quatre mains

J.F.F.Burgmüller : Des 25 Etudes faciles et progressives Op.100

M.Ravel : Ma mère l'oye

Instruments : Erard c.1822 Paris, Gilson c.1860 Paris, Erard c.1880 Paris, Giraffe Piano 19c NewYork

Recording Date : April 2014

LMCD-2032

[sample] https://youtu.be/VmuKr3fu6yw

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Delight of English Home Music on Square Piano

Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments, Collection Series 52

Kikuko Ogura (square piano), Takeshi Kiriyama (violin), Yukari Nonoshita (soprano)

J.Haydn : Green sleeves, The Mermaid's Song, Auld lang syne,

Sonata for Clavier B major Hob.16:41

M.Clementi : Though no mines are abounding, If sighing could recal the years,

Sonata for Clavier G major

J.C.Bach : Sonata for Clavier G major Op.5-3

W.A.Mozart : Abendempfindung an Laura,

Sonata for Clavier and Violin F major K.13, 12 Variations of the thema "Ah, vous dirai-je maman"

Instrument : Square Piano, Thomas Laud c1805 London

Recording Date : December 2013

LMCD-2029

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Brahms & Waldhorn, Late Romantic Era in Germany

Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments, Collection Series 48

Kikuko Ogura (fortepiano), Takeshi Kiriyama (violin), Satoshi Tsukada (natural horn)

J.Brahms :

Sonate für Violine und Klavier G-dur Op.78

Vier Klavirstücke Op.119

Trio für Violine, Horn und Klavier Es-dur Op.40

Instrument : Grotorian-Steinweg 1885-1890 Braunschweig Germany

Recording Date : May 2013

LMCD-1995

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HINDEMITH

Violin and Viola Sonatas Op.11

Takeshi Kiriyama (violin), Kikuko Ogura (fortepiano)

Paul Hindemith :

Sonate in Es für Violine und Klavier op.11-1

Sonate für Bratsche allein op.11-5

Sonate für Bratsche und Klavier op.11-4

Kleine Sonate für Viola d'amore und Klavier op.25-2

Sonate in g für Violine allein op.11-6

Sonate in D für Violine und Klavier op.11-2

Instrument : C. Bechstein 1913 Berlin

Live Recording : October 2013

MM-22173-74 (2CD)

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Les Rondos

la lumière de Mozart

Kikuko Ogura (fortepiano)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart :

Sonate D-dur KV311 (284c)

Rondo D-dur KV485

Sonate a-moll KV310 (300d)

Rondo a-moll KV511

Sonate A-dur KV331 (300i) "mit demo Türkischen Marsch" 

Instrument : Chris Maene after Anton Walter (1795)

Recording Date : March 2013

ALCD-1142

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Beethoven : Complete Works for Violoncello and Piano 1

Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments, Collection Series 45

Kaoru Hanazaki (violoncello), Kikuko Ogura (fortepiano)

L.v.Beethoven :

Sonate für Violoncello und Klavier F-dur Nr.1 Op.5-1

Sonate für Violoncello und Klavier g-moll Nr.2 Op.5-2

Zwölf Variationen für Klavier und Violoncello über ein Thema aus Händels Oratorium "Judas Maccabäus" G-dur WoO45

Zwölf Variationen für Klavier und Violoncello über das Thema "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen" aus Mozarts Oper "Die Zauberflöte" F-dur WoO66

Sieben Variationen für Klavier und Violoncello über ein Thema "Bei Männer, welche Liebe fühlen" aus Mozarts Oper "Die Zauberflöte" Es-dur WoO46

Sonate für Klavier und Horn F-dur Op.17 in der Fassung für Klavier und Violoncello

Instrument : Walter & Son 1808-1810 Wien

Recording Date : September 2012

LMCD-1973,1974

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Beethoven : Complete Works for Violoncello and Piano 2

Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments, Collection Series 46

Kaoru Hanazaki (violoncello), Kikuko Ogura (fortepiano)

L.v.Beethoven :

Sonate für Violoncello und Klavier A-dur Nr.3 Op.69

Sonate für Violoncello und Klavier C-dur Nr.4 Op.102-1

Sonate für Violoncello und Klavier D-dur Nr.5 Op.102-2

Instrument : Walter & Son 1808-1810 Wien

Recording Date : September 2012

LMCD-1975

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English Sonata on Broadwood Piano

Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments, Collection Series 38

Kikuko Ogura (fortepiano)

J.L.Dussek : Sonata in B-flat major Op.23

J.Haydn : English Sonata in C major Hob.16:50

J.Field : Sonata in E-flat major Op.1-1

M.Clementi : Sonata in B minor Op.40-2

L.v.Beethoven : Sonata in C major Op.53 <Waldstein> 

Instrument : John Broadwood & Son c1802 London

Recording Date : July 2011

LMCD-1960

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Chopin, Piano Concerto No.2 on Pleyel Piano and Sing Quintet

Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments, Collection Series 35

Kikuko Ogura (fortepiano), Takeshi Kiriyama (violin), Masayoshi Fujimura (violin), Satoki Nagaoka (viola), Kaoru Hanazaki (violoncello), Masahiro Komuro (contrabass)

F.F.Chopin :

"Grande Valse Brillante" in A flat major, op.34-1

"Mazurka" in A minor, op.17-4

"Ballade" No.3 in A flat major, op.47

"Lento con gran espressione" (Nocturne) in C sharp minor, op. posth.

"Barcarolle" in F sharp minor, op.60

Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, op.21 with string quintet accompaniment, based on the first German edition

Instrument : Ignace J. Pleyel 1830 Paris

Recording Date : October, November 2010

LMCD-1942

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La Valse ~The Splendid Art of Duo Piano~

Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments, Collection Series 31

Kikuko Ogura (fortepiano), Takashi Sato (fortepiano)

E.Chablier : Trois valses romantiques

C.Debussy : Lindaraja

C.Chaminade : Duo symphonique

M.Ravel : La valse

D.Milhaud : Scaramouche

J.Françaix : Huit danse exotiques

F.Poulenc : Élegie

Instrument : duo piano Pleyel 1925 Paris

Recording Date : February 2010

LMCD-1926

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La Campanella ~The World of Erard Piano~

Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments, Collection Series 30

Kikuko Ogura (fortepiano)

F.Liszt : "Liebesträume" Notturno No.3 S.541, "La Campanella" Grandes Etudes de Paganini S.141

F.Chopin : "Lento con gran espressione" (Nocturne) in C sharp minor, op.post., Polonaise in A flat major Op.53

E.Satie : 1ère "Gymnopédie", "Je te vous"

C.Debussy : "L'Isle joyeuse"

M.Ravel : "Pavane pour une infante défunte", "Le Tombeau de Couperin"

Instrument : Erard 1874 Paris

Recording Date : April 2010

LMCD-1925

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Claire de lune ~Erard Piano & French Songs~

Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments, Collection Series 29

Kikuko Ogura (fortepiano), Yukari Nonoshita (soprano)

G.Fauré : "Après d'un rêve", "Les berceaux", "Soir", Barcarolle Op.70

C.Chaminade : Automne Op.35-2

C.Debussy : Suite Bergamasque

H.Duparc : "Phidylé"

R.Hahn : "Si mes vers avaient des ailes", "A Chloris"

E.Satie : "Je te veux"

Instrument : Erard 1874 Paris

Recording Date : April 2010

LMCD-1924

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Chopin & Liszt, Etudes ~on Pleyel & Erard Pianos~

Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments, Collection Series 28

Kikuko Ogura (fortepiano)

F.Chopin : 12 Etudes Op.10, 12 Etudes Op.25

F.Liszt : Grandes Etudes de Paganini

No.2 "Octaves", No.3 "La campanella", No.4 "Arpeggio", "No.6 "Thème et variations"

Instrument : Pleyel 1830, Erard 1874 Paris

Recording Date : June 2006, April 2010

LMCD-1922

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Schubertiade Quintet in A major "Trout Quintet"  Franz Schubert 1797~1828 on Marschal Fortepiano

Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments, Collection Series 27

Kikuko Ogura (fortepiano), Yoshifumi Hata (tenor), Takeshi Kiriyama (violin), Satoki Nagaoka (viola), Kaoru Hanazaki (violoncello),  Shoji Kasahara (contrabass)

F.Schubert : "An die Musik", "Die Forelle", ""Du bist die Ruh", "Erlkönig"

Klaviersonate A-Dur D664

Quintett für Klavier, Violine, Viola, Violoncello und Kontrabass "Forellen-Quintett" D667

Instrument : Georg Marschal, Vienna c1808

Recording Date : June 2010

LMCD-1921

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DVD Pleyel Piano ~The Beauty of Chopin played on his beloved "Pleyel" Piano

From the collection of the hamamatsu museum of musical instruments

Kikuko Ogura (fortepiano), Takeshi Kiriyama (violin), Masayoshi Fujimura (violin), Satoki Nagaoka (viola), Kaoru Hanazaki (violoncello),  Masahiro Komuro (contrabass)

F.Chopin : Nocturne in E flat major, op.9-2

Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, op.11 with string quintet accompaniment, based on the first German edition (1833)

 

Instrument : Ignace Joseph Pleyel, Paris in 1830

Recording Date : November 2009

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