Biography

Maki Namekawa - Piano Artist
Following studies at the Kunitachi Music University in Tokyo,
Maki Namekawa pursued advanced work under Pierre-Laurent Aimard at the Musikhochschule in Cologne as well as studies with Werner Genuit and Kaya Han at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe and Stefan Litwin in Saarbrücken.

She has performed at the following venues:

2015

  • Barbican Centre London

    Philip Glass The Complete Etudes

  • Musikverein Wien

    Arvo Pärt ” Lamentate”

  • Glasgow Piano Festival / Scotland

    Philip Glass The Complete Piano Etudes ( solo recital premiere )

  • Isang Yun Festival / Korea

    Korea : Fazil Say ” Variationen for two pianos and percussions ”
    Igor Strawinsky : Le Sacre du printemps for 4 hands

  • Philip Glass Festival ” Days and Nights Festival ” in BigSur / California

    Philip Glass ” The Complete Etudes”

  • NY Piano Solo Recital / at SubCulture NY

    Schostakowitsch from 24 Preludes and Fugue
    Chiaki Ishikawa ” Memory – Fukushima 2011 World Premiere )
    George Gershwin Three Preludes
    Philip Glass from 20 Etudes
    Keith Jarett : piano pieces

  • Philip Glass World Tour

    The Complete Piano Etudes in SanFrancisco, Arizona, / USA, Slovakia, Ireland, Mexico

2014

  • CD RELEASE : Strawinsky ” Le Sacre du printemps”  Version for Piano 4 hands with Dennis Russell Davies ( nominated for International Classical Music Awards 2015 )
  • Klavier-Festival Ruhr - Philip Glass: The Complete Piano Etudes
  • Philip Glass : The Complete Piano Etudes in Iceland, Sweden, Poland and LosAngels, NewYork / USA
  • KKL Luzern / Swiss - Lieder Matinee & Bariton Martin Achrainer
  • Cadogan Hall in London - Arvo Pärt ” Lamentate” with Sinfonieorchester Basel
  • Cité de la musique in Paris - Igor Strawinsky “Concerto for Piano and Windinstruments ” with Orchestre Francais des Jeunes
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music - Philip Glass : The Complete Piano Etudes
  • CD RELEASE - Philip Glass: The Complete Piano Etudes

2013

  • PianoDuo Katia and Marielle Labèque : WorldPremiere by Philip Glass “Two Movements for Four Pianos”
  • Le Poisson Rouge NY : PianoDuo with Dennis Russell Davies

2012

  • Carnegie Hall in New York - Arvo Pärt “Lamentate”
  • International Arts Festival in Perth - Philip Glass: The Complete Piano Etudes
  • Bamberger Symphoniker : Igor Strawinsky ” Concerto for Piano and Windinstruments “
  • NewYorker Morgan Library : WorldPremiere by Philip Glass ” Stokes”

2010

  • CD RELEASE – Haydns “Jahreszeiten” und “Schöpfung”- arranged by Zemlinsky for Piano 4 hands
  • Münchner Kammerorchester : György Ligeti ” Piano Concerto”

2009

  • CD RELEASE „American Piano Music“ by Leonard Bernstein
  • „Concert Rhapsody“ with Aram Khach mit dem Philharmonischen Orchester Erfurt
  • Lincoln Center Festival NY :  US Premiere by Philip Glass „Four movements for two pianos“
  • Amsterdam : Piano Concerto by Alfred Schnittke and the Concertgebouw Orkest

2007

  • CD RELEASE : Fidelio Version for Piano 4 hands arranged by Zemlinsky
  • Herbst Theatre in San Francisco – Other Minds
  • „Fidelio“ : Zemlinskys
  • Klavier-Festival Ruhr : Fidelio Version for Piano 4 hands with Dennis Russell Davies
  • Concertgebouw Amsterdam : Alfred Schnittke ” Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra”
  • John Cage : Concerto for prepared Piano and Chamber Orchestra

2006

  • CD RELEASE : “Magic Flute” by Mozart, Version for Piano 4 hands by Zemlinsky
  • Münchner Philharmoniker : Dmitri Schostakowitsch : Piano Concerto Nr. 2

2005

  • PianoDuo : Maki Namekawa & Dennis Russell Davies begin performing as a piano duo with regular appearances throughout Europe and the US

2004

  • Musikverein Wien : Arnold Schönberg ” Piano Concerto Op.42 ” with Bruckner Orchester Linz
  • Concertgebouw Orkest Amsterdam : Piano Concerto ” Dialogues” by Eliot Carter

 

Orchester:

  • Concertgebouw Orkest Amsterdam
  • Bamberger Symphoniker
  • Dresdner Philharmonie
  • Münchener Philharmoniker
  • American Composers Orchestra
  • Bruckner Orchester Linz
  • Seattle Symphony
  • Sinfonieorchester Basel
  • Stuttgarter Kammerorchester

Dirigenten:

  • Dennis Russell Davies
  • Mario Venzago
  • Howard Griffiths
  • Kaspar de Roo

Fernsehen & Rundfunk:

  • ARVO Klassik
  • Schweizer Radio
  • Radio France
  • WDR
  • BR
  • SR
  • HR
  • SWR Stuttgart und Karlsruhe
  • ARVO Klassiek
  • Schweizer Radio.