Animal Collective + Shostakovich piano trio 2

"Be Free" repertoire was fun!
Haydn: Gypsy Trio, KMM: Phoenix Give me Wings to Fly, Arensky: Piano Trio No.1 d-minor
Frédéric Bednarz, violin, Rebecca Morton, cello, Tomoko Inui, piano

"1919" for viola-piano duo: Marcus Thompson, viola
Thank you very much for your hospitality of
"Lakeshore Chamber Music Society"

1919 was great year for the viola-piano music. Centennial celebration!

Piano Trios - Haydn: Gypsy trio, Bloch: Three Nocturnes, and Shostakovich No.2

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" from the live concert: 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.
-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.