7th EIVERE PIANO FESTIVAL 2rd – 4th of August 2019
4th of August at 3 PM
Yuka Morishige (Japan/Germany),
Izumi Tateno (Japan/Finland),
Programme: Paganini/Liszt, Chopin, Tšaikovski, Debussy etc
is one of the most outstanding and worldwide acclaimed pianists of her generation. She started piano studies at the age of four with her mother and continued in Tallinn Georg Ots Music School (Prof. Mare Ots, 1991-1995) and Estonian Academy of Music and Theater (EAMT, piano: prof. Lilian Semper; harpsichord: prof. Maris Valk-Falk, 1995-2000), where she finished her master’s studies in 2003 (Prof. L. Semper). I. Zahharenkova continued her studies in EAMT’s doctorate level between 2003-2011. She defended her master’s degree at Helsinki Sibelius Academy in 2010 (Prof. Hui-Ying Liu Tawaststjerna).I. Zahharenkova has taken part of several world famous pianists’ master classes (S. Kovachevich, A. Hewitt, A. Schiff, V. Meržanov, H. Dreyfus, P. Hantaï, C. Stembridge, P. Vapavuori etc.) and won first prizes in such international competitions as M. Čiurlionis Competition (Lithuania, 2003), “Premio Jaén” Competition (Spain, 2004), hammer piano competition in Bruges at the “Van Vlaanderen” Festival (Belgium, 2004), competition in Épinal (France, 2004), harpsichord competition at “Prague Spring” Festival (Czech, 2005), G. Enescu Piano Competition (Rumania, 2005), Geneva Piano Competition (Switzerland, 2005), Alessandro Casagrande Competition (Italy, 2006), J. S. Bach Piano Competition in Leipzig (Germany, 2006), Villa-Lobos Competition (Brazil, 2006) and A. Rubinštein Piano Competition (Israel, 2008). I. Zahharenkova has performed at many reputed international festivals in Italy, France, Germany, Finland and Norway. At the reputed Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival as well as Eivere Piano Festival and Tallinn Chamber Music Festival she has continuously been at the top of the list of who’s invited. She has been a soloist in front of many orchestras including the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Helsinki City Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Orchestre National de Lorraine and she is continuously performing at chamber concerts either with piano or harpsichord solo pieces. Two CD-s have been released with her interpretations: J. S. Bach Goldberg variations BWV 988 (2010, Classical Recordings) and D. Scarlatt sonatas (2012, Classical Recordings) and a DVD “Keyboard Juggleress / Klahvpillivõlur” (2009, Estonian Records Production). Last recordings done in Japan and Zurich in the world’s leading recording studios in 2017 are soon to be released. I. Zahharenkova has an extensive repertory which comprises of pieces from baroque to contemporary music. At this time, she is a lecturer in Sibelius Academy, Finland and EAMT. For self-improving purposes, she has also studied the organ, chemistry, theology and Estonian-Finnish philology.
was born in Tokyo, Japan and started to play the piano at the age of four. After the graduation of Toho-Gakuen School of Music, she entered the Universität der Künste Berlin (Prof. Klaus Hellwig) in Germany, where she gained her performing diploma (2014) and master’s degree in music (2017). She has also taken part of chamber music master courses (Franck-Immo Zichner) and gained another master’s degree (2019). During her studies she got scholarships from Yamaha music foundation, Gisela und Erich Andreas Stiftung and Ottilie-Selbach-Redslob-Stiftung. Y. Morishige has gained prizes in many international competitions including Artur Schnabel Competition in Berlin, Young Piano Stars International Piano Competition and Pianale International Piano Competition. In 2017 she was one of the semifinalists of the Saint-Priest International Piano Competition and Busoni International Piano Competition. Y. Morishige has performed both as a soloist and as a chamber musician all over Europe as well as in Japan and South Korea. She has performed as a soloist among others such works as Piano Concerto Op.17 by Paderewski at the big hall of Berliner Philharmonie with Akademisches Orchester Berlin, “Symphony of Psalms” by Stravinsky at the Berliner Philharmonie with Junges Ensemble Berlin. Sometimes she is working as an extra with Neubrandenburger Philharmonie.
is one of Japanese most outstanding pianists, who has performed over 3000 concerts around the world and released over hundred recordings. He has graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. Since 1968 he is living in Helsinki and as well as Tokyo. He is a professor at the Sibelius Academy and the president of the Sibelius Society of Japan. In 1982 and 1988, Izumi Tateno performed as a soloist with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra’s tour in Japan. In 1984, he performed with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra as a soloist on its European tour. He took part of the St. Petersburg White Nights Festival in 1995. The same year he gave solo recitals around Japan and in Helsinki in commemoration of his thirty-fifth year as a concert pianist. In honour of the two hundredth anniversary of Schubert’s birth, he presented a seven-evening series of over 50 concerts around Japan and Finland. In 1998 he became the artistic director of an annual event called the “Oulunsalo Music Festival Izumi Tateno and His Friends.”
On January 9, 2002 I. Tateno collapsed in Finland on stage with an apoplectic stroke, which resulted in a paralysis of the right half of his body. After rehabilitation, he returned to concert activities in the spring of 2004 and performed solo recitals throughout Japan, playing with only his left hand. His passion for music has moved people and he has been capturing people’s attention since then. Currently, he continues his carrier as a concert pianist and a number of new pieces have been written for him by several composers including Pehr Henrik Nordgren, Michio Mamiya, Hikaru Hayashi, Yasuo Sueyoshi, Takashi Yoshimatsu, Coba (Yasuhiro Kobayashi), and Kensaku Tanikawa. In 2007, he premièred “Cepheus note”, the first piano concerto for a left hand in Japan composed by Takashi Yoshimatsu. Izumi Tateno has performed as a soloist under such renowned conductors as Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Jiři Belohlavek, Eliahu Inbal, Charles Dutoit, Kurt Masur, John Pritchard and Mariss Jansons, Paavo Berglund, Okko Kamu, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Hiroyuki Iwaki and Hiroshi Wakasugi. His broad repertoire ranges from classical to contemporary pieces. He has received numerous prizes and awards including 2nd Prize at the Messiaen International Piano Competition (1968), a badge from the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1996), Sibelius Medal by the Sibelius Society of Finland (2006), The Order of the Rising Sun (2008) etc.
has graduated from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (EAMT) in 2010 (prof. Lilian Semper, Irina Zahharenkova, Age Juurikas). In 2016, he graduated from master’s level of the Sibelius Academy in the piano class of Hui-Ying Liu-Tawaststjerna and from EAMT in the chamber music class of Matti Reimann. Kirill has furthered his skills in the master classes of pianists like Tamas Ungar, Rolf Plagge, Cyprien Katsaris, Daniel Pollack. He has successfully taken part of piano competitions “Helm Valtman” and “Con Brio” in Tallinn. In 2015, he obtained the 2nd Prize at the Alion Baltic International Music Competition. He is often performing in Estonia, Finland, Sweden and Russia and he has cooperated with two well-known singers – Maria Veretenina and Nadia Kurem and the flutist Andre Cebrian Garea. Kirill is frequently playing the harpsichord in a baroque ensemble and he has performed with the EAMT Symphony Orchestra guided by Paul Mägi.