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Stravinsky: Rite of Spring & Debussy: Petite Suites

What a great combination of great repertoire. 
Ballet can be expressed so differently, and I realized that the live performance
did make such a difference to really feel it.


A demo version of "Rite of Spring": Part IPart II


Youth: Nostalsia and Anxiety

Piano Trio with Jung Tsai, violin, Marc Labranche, cello performed piano trios by Enescu, Bloch, Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, and Shostakovich to share the feelings of youth nostalsia and anxiety.


Bountiful B's

Viola-Piano duo - Bach: g minor sonata, Benjamin: Jamaican Rumba, Bowen: Sonata c minor, Bloch: Suite Hebraique. We gave out all we had - bountiful - to play all the B-composers music!



HATO Piano Duo Concert with Guy Giard (narrator) at maison de la culture venues




Such a beautiful venue! A mixture of a day light and the lightings
(HATO Piano Duo Concert)


Will you dare?! "La Cumparsita" in an operatic way.




Kingston (Ontario) trip to St George's Cathedral Summer Concert Series
Schumann Romance Op 94, Widmann five fragments, and Carmen
A very exciting music for such a short concert.


Leytonstone (Alfred Hitchcok was born) concerts

I had a fun in East London playing concerts with wonderful musicians,
who have been wonderful friends for so many years.
A set of wonderful repertoires of Martinu, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich piano trios.


Take up your viola!
A collaboration with violist Marcus Thompson - our 2nd year.
The program was centered around Schubert Arpeggione Sonata and Rebecca Clarke's
well written viola-piano sonata.


Piano Duo HATO Concert- Tell us your life story
Bizet's jeux d'enfants, Albeniz's Ibelia book II, Scriabin Etudes, Piazzolla's Liber Tango, and Schubert's Life Storm!




Piano Trio (clarinet cello piano) sonority
I truly enjoyed this combination to explore different sonorities with Pedro Molina (clarinet) and Thomas Beard (cello)





Duo - Piano and Oboe (Keiko Otani) at University of Montreal
Bach sonata was an interesting choice! I enjoyed it very much.


Brahms's Last Two Sonatas (viola-piano) & Robert Fuchs (Austrian) Phantasiestuke

MIT great collaboration! Two sonatas back to back performance + Two of the phantasiestucke inbetween
was a very stimulating experience for me.


HATO Piano Duo Recital


We love Schubert Sonata in C-Major "Grand Duo". A video will come soon.



Piano Solo Recital

My solo recital "A Diary of the Sea" featured Scriabin Piano Sonata No.2, Miyoshi's Diary of the Sea, Beethoven Sonata Appassionata, Messiaen's Ile de Feu I, Constantinescu' Dobruja Dance.


Oboe-Piano Duo

Keiko Otani, oboist, and myself played Saint-Saens Sonata for oboe and piano, Richard Strauss Oboe concerto, and Milhand Sonatine at the university of Montreal.

Summer Project


I have spent a wonderful time in the Austrian Alps playing Brahms H-dur Klaviertrio, Reinecke Op 264, Shostakovich Piano Trio No2, del Aquil "Seduccion", and Mozart&Strauss songs.






 



Duo - Piano and Oboe (Keiko Otani) at University of Montreal




Duo & Duo - HATO piano and Shiraishi-Bouvrette string

Piano four hands music of Beethoven and Ravel, and some piano solo music by Bartok and Prokofiev, String Duo music by Ravel, Duo & Duo music by Sibelius-Aho.




Piano Sextet Buffet

We had an extremely fun time rehearsing and playing together - Poulenc and Thuille piano sextets.
Jonathan Bailey, flute; Radu Covaciu, clarinet; Keiko Otani, oboe; Jeff Poussier-Leduc, bassoon; Simon Bourget, Horn     



Two Piano + Jazz Quartet Performance in ONE

November 30, Sunday at 2pm, Mozart sonata for two pianos (KV 477), Milhauds's Scarmouche, and Rachmaninoff's Suite No2. Afterwards, a reception with the jazz quartet group IMBROGLIO. We are so glad that so many people came out and supported us. We are looking forward to organize this exciting event again next fall!

 
 


Musical Spectrum from Beethoven to Shostakovich

An American violinist Brendan Conway from Chicago returned to Montreal after seven years. It was almost exactly two years ago in Wisconsin when we first met and played a concert.

 
 




During Summer 2014, I was staying in Lesachtal region of Austria where I was a part of many concerts. I was really fortunate to be able to meet so many musicians in the festival and events.

 
 




Wearer of Many Hats - Clara Schumann

HATO Spring 2014




Two Piano Concert followed by Jazz Quartet Performance

 
 

There was a sunny break and we were very pleased to have so many people from various places came out to our concert.


Peabody Concert (Baltimore)

Thank you very much for people who showed up at the concert - it was REALLY raining hard outside.
Clarinet-Viola
-Piano Repertoire: Mozart Kegelstatt Trio
Shostakovich Sonata for Viola and Piano


HATO piano Duo CD Release

We recorded a collection of music from the northern countries last summer. I hope that you will keep this CD in your living room. Your house will be filled with sparkly, crispy, and yet dreamy sounds. You could purchase the CD from this site: D'origami Creation

(Click the picture to see the contents of the CD)

Snowdon Classical Music

In my neighborhood, there are not so many opportunities to listen to classical music without going all the way to downtown. Although one concert was during the long weekend, many people came out to listen to the music.
Thank you everyone! We will continue our mission.




Solo Piano Concert

Mr. Naoto Odagiri at Symphony Salon Tokyo created a flyer (please click here) for my solo piano concert on January 20 (Sunday). Many people came and I enjoyed playing the Steinway B at Symphony Salon.



A Visit to Madison (Wisconsin) after so many years

I was fortunate to have an opportunity to fly back to Madison. In addition to this, I was also glad to be able to play with Brendan Conway (violin) at some venues during my stay.

 
 

Summer Trio

We have been playing together for the past two summers. We had lots of fun again this summer, doing recording and playing in the workshop.




Inui-Cheung Piano-Violin Duo

We played at various venues this summer. In particular, we were very fortunate to have a very warm and keen audience at Kirchberg an der Jagst (Germany) and Heerbrugg (Switzerland). Thank you very much for people who came.
 
 



Recording Session




Concert at maison de la culture Ahuntsic (Festival Borealis)

This concert series has an amazing number of people attending and listening our music. We had a nice feedback while we were playing.


Concert at Henri-Lemiuex (Festival Borealis)

We don't have a picture from "interview with the musicians" but we are able to interact with people living in LaSalle. Thank you very much for coming out to our concert.




Concert at Stewart Hall
"Unrequited Love of the Great Composers"
We played music by Beethoven, Liszt, and Chopin with 2 & 4 & 6 hands. The venue was beautiful as well as the weather.

Tomo Trio 2011-12 Season


Concert at Schloss Weikersheim

Alissa Cheung (violin), Claudia Kovacs (cello) and myself played in a concert as a part of "Abschulusskonzert der Internationalen Teilnehmer des Solo- und Kammermusikmeisterkurses" at Schloss Weikersheim. Schubert Piano Trio No.2 (Es Dur) - it is a great music (and quite long).


 
 


Coriolis Piano Quartet

played a concert as a part of Summer Recital Series at St James United Church.The temperature and humidity were so high, but the audience was so focused on listening to us. Thank you very much for the people who came out today for our concert!

Concert
JAPAN: Nation of Resilience on May 22 (Sunday)!@ École Vincent-d'Indy

The concert was very successful and there were many people listening to beautiful music. I am very honored to be one of the performers.

Concert at Bramalea Baptist Church
The weather was not particularly nice, but there were many people who came to listen to our performance.
Thank you very much for having us.

Concert at Pierrefonds Culture Center


The weather was quite nice and the audience were able to see the snow and squirrels running around while we were playing the concert. Thank you very much for having us play! 

Concert at "maison de la culture de frontenac"

 
 

It was my pleasure to play as a part of programs by maison de la culture (city of Montreal cultural program) with 250 seats all packed. The concert was narrated by Mr. Edgar from CBC-Radio - audience seemed to enjoy hearing some background of the each music.

Chamber Music Workshop in Kirchberg an der Jagst (Germany)


 
 
 

I had fun playing with many musicians this summer. Even rehearsing was enjoyable. If you could read German: http://www.swp.de/gaildorf/lokales/umland/art1159734,598187
The concert venue looked like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXPz1h5fh6I

My Summer Studio in Chateau de Pompignan (near Toulouse, FR)



Tomo pianists Trio in LaSalle

We gave a talk on "experience as musicians" after the concert about 10 minutes. It seems very interesting to many people so we had so many questions from the audience.

PicasaWeb Slideshow


Tomoko did improvisation?

I don't play jazz, pop songs, etc. However, for the first time in my life, I participated in a concert of free style improvisation.
Watch it on You Tube


Artist- Mari Hirano

I saw her in Osaka recently when she has an exhibition. Her orange color has not been changed which gives me hopeful attitudes.
 
 

Ice Candles (Candles encased in ice) - hand made

 
 


Stravinsky, Tower, Manoury, Creeggan and Bartok:



The repertoire we played was actually great. It does not sound so contemporary at all. There are lots of things we can try to create among this formation of the instruments. It was fun. Our group name is "Trio Scalene". Not only three instruments are different, each of us looks completely different.

Boston Trip in Summer was great.



I went back to Boston where I used to have another life. It was quite nice to go and see friends from my old times. This is a picture from a sailing boat looking toward "North End" area.


Spring has come.

Tulips are nice, a solar powered lamp works well, greens are not too green.


This was an interesting experience.

Playing a Japanese Folk Song with the Chinese KOTO.


A cute picture from Quebec City

In between the two fish, there is actually a flower in the ice!


I was very shocked the other day....

because I went to see the conservatory in Copenhagen, to see the very modern clean practice room with German Steinway pianos. This is a regular practice room. I really wanted to show the students there the "cleaness" and "spaciousness" of McGill University's practice rooms.