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Biography

Masako Kamikawa, born in Osaka/Japan, studied piano and piano chamber music at the States Conservatory for Music, Mannheim and the States Conservatory for Music and Dramatic Arts, Stuttgart. She obtained the scholarships from the Richard Wagner Association as well as from the “Podium Foundation for Young Artists” Stuttgart.

The pianist became known through her private studies with Prof. Peter Feuchtwanger in London. She was deeply impressed by Feuchtwanger´s natural piano technique and by his sensitive musicality and decided to study with him to change her previous technique completely. The collaboration lasted till his decease in 2016.

Masako Kamikawa performs regularly as a soloist in Germany, UK, Switzerland, Austria and in Japan. She has given chamber music concerts as a duo partner of flautist Prof. Dirk Peppel and piano quartet performances with the members of the SWR (Southwest Radio) Symphony Orchestra.

With the cellist Mikael Samsonov she currently maintains a long term duo partnership.

Masako Kamikawa loves artistic excursion in the genre of experimental and improvisation music and is working occasionally on projects with electronic music as well as with light installation. Her performances in cooperation with the psychedelic rock band “Krautheim“, the Ambient music duo ”Navel”, the light installation artist “Netzhaut” and Turkish band “Gevende” are highly regarded by the music press.

Since 2021 she is a co-worker in the project “Improvisation – Body performance and piano music” with the dramatic arts students at the Conservatory for Music and Dramatic Arts, Stuttgart managed by Prof. Verena Weiss.

Masako Kamikawa is also active as a piano tutor, accompanist for instrument and singer. She gives workshops for piano students and professional pianists in different music institutions such as at the Conservatory Basel in Switzerland.

Since 2015 she conducts the annual “Feuchtwanger piano symposium” in Feuchtwangen in Germany.

Concerts

An original section of the programme consists of Classical music, World music , and a series of atmospheric free improvisations. My performance is spontaneous, and inspired by the sound colours of the piano. It offers a new, interesting and contemporary style of piano recital.

My intention is to give the audience a chance to hear, enjoy and discover the piano music from a new perspective.
Between pieces, I discuss the Composers and their works.

I hope my enthusiasm and my innovative style will give the younger generation a greater appreciation of the music and , most importantly, will encourage them to attend classical concerts.

Upcoming Events

7. September 2022 in London,
Piano recital at 2:00 p.m.
Schubert Society London „Peter´s Music Live“
St.James Church, Sussex Gardens, London

8. October 2022 in Huettlingen,
Piano recital at 7:30 p.m.
„Euro-Team e.V.“

22. October 2022 in Bodelshausen,
Piano recital at 7:30 p.m.
at the Forum Bodelshausen

13. November 2022 in Stuttgart-Moenchfeld,
Duo with Cellist Mikael Samsonov.
Chamber Music Soiree at 5 p.m.
in the evangelical Church Moenchfeld

18. November 2022 in Nuremberg
Piano recital at 7 p.m.
Bechstein Centrum Nuremberg / Germany

Concert History

Concerts & Events 2022

4. March 2022 in Cottbus,
Piano recitalFreie Kulturstiftung

Concerts & Events 2021

02.10.2021, Cottbus / Germany
Piano recital (private)
Chopin, Albeniz, Ginastera a.o.

09.10.2021, Huettlingen / Germany
Piano recital, Euro-Team, Huettlingen
Chopin, Moszkowski, Feuchtwanger a.o.

19.10.2021, Comburg (Schwaebisch Hall) / Germany
Piano recital, Kaisersaal

24.10.2021, Stuttgart / Germany
Chamber music concert with Mikael Samsonov (Cello), Evangelical Church Moenchfeld
Haydn, Beethoven, Grieg

06.11.2021, Cottbus
Chamber music concert with Mikael Samsonov (Cello), Kammermusiksaal of the Staatstheater Cottbus

Concerts & Events 2020

26.09.2020, Moessingen / Germany
Piano workshop „Peter Feuchtwanger´s piano exercises“, Quenstedt Gymnasium Moessingen

30.10.2020, London / UK
Piano recital „Pianist od the wotld´s series” (due to Covid cancelled) St. Martin-in-the-Fields / Trafalgar Sqr.
Frescobaldi, Alessandro Scarlatti Prokofjew a.o.

Concerts & Events 2019

07.04.2019, Stuttgart / Germany
Chamber music concert with Mikael Samsonov (Cello), Atrium Stuttgart
Schubert, Beethoven, Bloch a.o.

24.04.-25.04.2019, Feuchtwangen / Germany
4. Feuchtwanger Piano Symposium, Saengermuseum Feuchtwangen

25.04.2019, Feuchtwangen / Germany
Commencement piano concert of the symposium, Gemeindesaal St.Ulrich Feuchtwangen

28.04.2019, London-Paddington / UK
Piano Recital, Schubert-Society London
Schubert, Moszkowski, Clara Schumann a.o.

14.05.2019, Comburg ( Schwaebisch Hall) / Germany
Piano recital , Kaisersaal

25.05.2019, Munich / Germany
Piano recital in Pasing (private)

21.08.2019, Osaka / Japan
Piano recital, Ohnishi Foundation, Maria Institute
Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann a.o.

15.10.2019, Comburg (Schwaebisch Hall) / Germany
Piano recital, Kaisersaal

27.10.2019, Cottbus / Germany
Matinee piano recital (private)

17.11.2019, Stuttgart / Germany
Piano recital, Evangelical Church Moenchfeld

21.11.2019, Stuttgart / Germany
Chamber music concert with Mikael Samsonov (Cello), Sana clinic Bethesda
Beethoven, Brahms a.o.

Concerts & Events 2018

03.03.2018, London / UK
Piano Course: Peter Feuchtwanger´s Technique with Warren Mailly-Smith , in Victoria

17.04.2018, Comburg (Schwaebisch Hall) / Germany
Piano recital, Kaisersaal

30.06.2018, Zurich / Switzerland
Piano recital (private)

15.07.2018, Tuebingen / Germany
Piano workshop „Peter Feuchtwanger´s piano exercises”, C. Bechstein Centrum

15.07.2018, Tuebingen / Germany
Commencement piano concert, C.Bechstein Centrum

09.08.2018, Osaka / Japan
Piano recital, Ohnishi Foundation, Maria Institute

29.09.2018, Cottbus / Germany
Piano recital (private)

16.10.2018, Comburg (Schwaebisch Hall) / Germany
Piano recital, Kaisersaal

26.10.2018, London / UK
Piano recital „Pianists of the world series“, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Sqr.
Handel, Chopin, Feuchtwanger a.o.

Concerts & Events 2017

05.03.-06.03.2017, Goettingen / Germany
Piano workshop „Peter Feuchtwanger´s piano exercises“,  Music school Musi Kuss

25.03.2017, Bodelshausen / Germany
Piano recital, Forum Bodelshausen

30.06.-02.07.2017, Goettingen / Germany
Piano workshop „Peter Feuchtwanger´s piano exercises, with Jorrit von den Ham (NL), Music school Musi Kuss

25.08.2017, Osaka / Japan
Piano recital, Ohnishi Foundation, Maria Institute

11.10.2017, London / UK
Lunchtime recital, St.Olave´s in the City, London, Hartstreet

24.10.2017, Comburg (Schwaebisch Hall) / Germany
Piano recital, Kaisersaal

19.11.2017, Stuttgart / Germany
Chamber music concert with Mikael Samsonov (Cello), Evangelical Church Moenchfeld

Concerts & Events 2016

30.01.2016, Stuttgart / Germany
Improvisation Performance on the Rhode Piano with Guenter Schlienz (Electric Sound) & Hanno Braun (Light, Direction), Theater Rampe Stuttgart

17.04.2016, Stuttgart / Germany
Chamber music concert Cellist Mikael Samsonov (Cello), Festsaal Filder Clinic

21.04.2016, Stuttgart / Germany
Chamber music concert with Mikael Samsonov (Cello), Bethesda clinic

03.07.2016, Oberaichen / Germany
Concert with Petra Koschatzky (Mezzo Sprano), Pavillon Oberaichen

05.08.2016, Osaka / Japan
Piano recital, Ohnishi Foundation, Maria Institute

28.09.2016, London / UK
Memorial Concert for Peter Feuchtwanger († 17th June 2016), Leighton House Museum

11.10.2016, Comburg (Schwaebisch Hall) / Germany
Piano recital, Kaisersaal

16.10.2016, London / UK
Piano recital, Schubert Society London „In memory of Peter Feuchtwanger“, Lancaster Hall Hotel

14.10.-16.10.2016, Goettingen / Germany
Piano workshop „Peter Feuchtwanger´s piano exercises, Music school Musi Kuss

Concerts & Events 2015

18.01.2015, London / UK
Piano recital, Schubert Society London, Lancater Hotel

25.01.2015, Stuttgart / Germany
„ex oriente fox“ with Doganay Sahin (vocal), Atrium Stuttgart

07.08.2015, Osaka / Japan
Piano recital, Ohnishi Foundation, Maria Institute

06.10.2015, Comburg (Schwaebisch Hall) / Germany
Piano recital, Kaisersaal

11.10.2015, Huelben / Germany
Piano recital, Communal Hall Huelben

17.10.2015, Stuttgart / Germany
Solo recital with two instruments (Cembalo, Piano), Evangelical Church Moenchfeld

21.10.2015, London / UK
Piano recital, Hungarian Cultural Center London, Liszt room

31.10.-01.11.2015, Goettingen / Germany
Piano workshop „Peter Feuchtwanger´s piano exercises, Music school Musi Kuss

Concerts & Events 2014

16.01.2014, London / UK
Lunchtime recital, St.Paul´s, Covent Garden London

01.06.2014, Stuttgart / Germany
Piano recital, Piano Centrum Matthaes, Steinway room

31.08.2014, Stuttgart / Germany
Chamber music matinee with Angelika Strub (Violine), Kammermusikreihe Akademie Schloss Solitude, Rudolf-Eberle-Stiftung

25.09.2014, London / UK
Lunchtime recital, St.Olave´s Hart Street, London

04.10.2014, Fellbach / Germany
„ex oriente fox“ mit Doganay Sahin (Vocal),  Concert hall music school Fellbach

17.10.2014, Schwaebisch Hall / Germany
Piano recital, Piano Fischer

02.11.2014, Stuttgart / Germany
„ex oriente fox“ mit Doganay Sahin (Vocal), Evangelical Church Moenchfeld

04.11.2014, Comburg (Schwaebisch Hall) / Germany
Piano recital, Kaisersaal

16.11.2014, Fellbach / Germany
Chamber music concert with Mikael Samsonov (Cello), Mozart Society Germany, Concert hall Fellbach

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Are you interested in organising a concert with me?

This can also take place in a private setting as a house concert or on a festive occasion. Contact me!

You love chamber music? With the marvelous cello virtuoso Mikael Samsonov you can experience a thrilling and emotional musical moment! Please contact me.

Press references

„Masako Kamikawa´s piano playing was smooth and effortless as if her fingers were floating above the keys. The whole performance had luminosity, warmth and lyrical emotion.“

Heidenheimer Press

„Masako Kamikawa´s enchanting virtuosity makes the piano resound to her touch. She brilliantly plays the most exuberant passages of music as if they were twinkling rows of pearls and blew them to the audience.“

Fraenkische Press

„…The pianist showed us not only her flexibility and virtuosity but her distinctive sense of accurate interpretation for each different stylistic era as well. This is often missed by other pianists, but was mastered perfectly by Masako Kamikawa.“

Mittelbayerische Press

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