Naoko Ichihashi

Naoko Ichihashi graduated from the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo in 1981 and continued her studies that same year at Indiana University under György Sebök. In 1986, she received the prize for the best accompanist at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. On graduating from Indiana University, Ichihashi moved to Finland and took up a post as a chamber music pianist at the Sibelius Academy. At the same time she joined the Avanti! chamber orchestra. She gave her debut concert in Helsinki in 1990. From 1991-1992, Ichihashi studied at the École normale supérieure and gained a ‘Licence de concert' diploma. In 1993 she took second prize in the Oulu Chamber Music Competition. Naoko Ichihashi was a lecturer at the Sibelius Academy until 2014. She is a highly respected and active musician, performs frequently at chamber music events, and is accompanying pianist in the Jean Sibelius Violin Competition and the Paulo Cello Competition.

Programme

1. Kuhmo Arts Centre 19.45

Charles Griffes (1884—1920):

Three Tone-Pictures, Op. 5

Sun
9.7.

19. Kontio School 16.15

Franz Liszt (1811—1886):

Un sospiro, S. 144/3 from Trois Études de concert for piano (1845-49)

Thu
13.7.

Kontio School 13.45

Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840—1893):

Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35, mov. II and III (1878)

Sat
15.7.

30. Kuhmo Arts Centre 20.15

Franz Schubert (1797—1828):

Auf dem Strom, D. 943 for soprano, French horn and piano (1828)

Sat
15.7.

Kontio School 10.00

Joseph Haydn (1732—1809):

Cello Concerto No. 2 in D, Hob. VIIb:2, mov. Allegro Moderato

Sun
16.7.

34. Kontio School 17.15

Johann Strauss II (1825—1899):

Schatzwalzer, Op. 418 "Der Zigeunerbaron" (1885, arr. for string quartet, harmonium and piano by A. Webern, 1921)

Sun
16.7.

Kontio School 13.30

Tomaso Antonio Vitali (1663—1745):

Chaconne for violin and piano (1867)

Mon
17.7.

Kontio School 13.30

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835—1921):

Clarinet Sonata in E flat, Op. 167, mov. I and II (1921)

Mon
17.7.

Kontio School 10.00

Aram Khachaturian (1903—1978):

Violin Concerto in D minor, mov. I

Tue
18.7.

Kontio School 12.30

César Franck (1822—1890):

Violin Sonata in A, FWV 8, mov. I

Tue
18.7.

Kontio School 12.30

Edvard Grieg (1843—1907):

Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45, mov. I

Tue
18.7.

Kuhmo Arts Centre/Pajakka Hall 16.00

Felix Mendelssohn (1809—1847):

Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, mov. I

Wed
19.7.

Kuhmo Arts Centre/Pajakka Hall 16.00

Franz Schubert (1797—1828):

Variations on "Trockne Blumen" from Die schöne Müllerin for flute and piano

Wed
19.7.

Kuhmo Arts Centre/Pajakka Hall 16.00

Paul Hindemith (1895—1963):

Sonata for Bassoon, mov. I and II (1938)

Wed
19.7.

Kuhmo Arts Centre/Pajakka Hall 16.00

Maurice Ravel (1875—1937):

Sonata No. 2 in G for Violin and Piano, mov. II and III (1923-27)

Wed
19.7.

Kontio School 22.45

Samuel Barber (1910—1981):

Sonata in C minor, Op. 6 for Cello and Piano, mov. II and III (1932)

Wed
19.7.

Kontio School 13.15

Karol Szymanowski (1882—1937):

Nocturne and Tarantella, Op. 28 for violin and piano (1915)

Thu
20.7.

Kontio School 13.15

Bohuslav Martinů (1890—1959):

Rhapsody Concerto, H. 337 for viola, mov. I (1952)

Thu
20.7.