Saturday, 2007 December 29th, 7 PM
Black Head House
Daishin Kashimoto (violin, Japan)
Muza Rubackyte (piano, Lithuania /France)
Program – Mozart, Franck, Szymanowsky, Piazzolla
First prize winner of such renowned competitions as the 6th Menuhin International Junior Violin Competition in England in 1993, the International Competition for Violinists in Cologne in 1994, and, in 1996, both the International Fritz Kreisler Violin Competition in Vienna and the Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud International Competition for Piano and Violin in Paris.
A Japanese national born in London in 1979, Daishin Kashimoto has already been recognized internationally by performing under renowned Maestros such as Seiji Ozawa, Lorin Maazel, Yuri Temirkanov, Vladimir Fedoseev, Evgeny Svetlanov, Michel Plasson, Semyon Bychkov, Eliahu Inbal, Mariss Jansons, Lord Yehudi Menuhin, Myung-Whun Chung, and others.
Began studying violin in Tokyo at the age of three. He moved to New York in 1985, and in the following year, he was accepted by the pre-college division of The Juilliard School. Since then he has given recitals and solo appearances in New York, Vienna, London, Moscow, Rome, Paris, Tokyo and many major cities in Germany.He moved to Lubeck, Germany in 1990 to accept an invitation to study under Prof. Zakhar Bron. He continued his studies under Prof. Rainer Kussmaul at Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg.
Daishin is also active in the field of chamber music, and he has performed number of concerts with noted musicians such as Itamar Golan, Yuri Bashmet, Gidon Kremer, Mischa Maisky, Gérard Caussée at various places in Europe. Since 2000, he has been invited to perform chamber music with Myung-Whun Chung both in Japan and Korea. Following a success in 2004, he has been invited every summer to a chamber music festival in Salon de Province which is organized by leading French artists such as Paul Meyer, Emmanuel Pahud, and Eric Le Sage. Starting from 2005, Daishin has appeared in la Folle Journee festival in both Nantes and in Tokyo.
His recital tour with Itamar Golan to Japan in Feb. - March, 2005 and a recital with Konstantin Lifschitz at Dresden Music Festival in May, 2005 were highly acclaimed by the public and critics. He made a recital debut at Louvre in Paris in October, 2006.
Daishin has signed an international contract with Sony Classical NY and his debut CD has been released in various countries.
In March 1998, Daishin received the Education Minister’s Incentive Award for Young Artists from the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs.
On January 22, 2007, Daishin was chosen to perform at a special concert aimed to develop relationship between China, Korea, and Japan and performed chamber music with the Japanese H.I.H. Crown Prince Naruhito (viola) and Myung-Whun Chung (piano) together with Jing Zhao (Chinese cellist) and Dong-Hyuck Ahn (Korean contrabass player).
Engagements include a recital tour in Japan in February - March, 2007, chamber music concert with Mischa Maisky in Paris, concerts with Russian National Orchestra under Mikhail Pletnev both in Moscow and in Tokyo.
“An artist of phenomenal powers” so wrote critic Adrian Corleonis in Fanfare Magazine
“A pianistic phenomenon.....one of the leading pianists of our time” as stated by Hans-Werner Kuthen of the Beethoven Haus-Bonn......
“One of today’s most important pianists in the world" wrote John von Rhein of the Chicago Tribune.