Monday, May 16, 2011

Japanese friends who need help!

News and images of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami were dreadful and the country is still trying to recover. Several friends are actively raising money for the disaster and below you will see detail of composer and pianist Motoki Hirai's very special concert on Wednesday 25 May at 7.30pm at London's Cadogan Hall. Motoki's work is truly wonderful as you can hear on his sound clips. Here are details of his programme. Do come and support him and the team to raise money. Cadogan Hall Box Office 020 7730 4500 Prices £25 £22 £18 and £12

J.S. Bach: French Suite No. 2 in C minor, BWV 813
Schumann: Arabeske in C, Op. 18
Schumann: Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22
Motoki Hirai: Valse Pathetique (London premiere)
Motoki Hirai: Three Recollections (U.K. premiere)
Motoki Hirai: Hommage a Chopin
Chopin: Polonaise in C sharp minor, Op. 26 No. 1
Chopin: Mazurka in A minor, Op. 67 No. 4
Chopin: Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op. posthumous
Chopin: Scherzo No. 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 39

Acclaimed worldwide for his imagination and sensitivity, Japanese pianist Motoki Hirai returns to London for his Cadogan Hall début following his recital début at Carnegie Hall and a recent European recital tour, as well as a concerto performance at Smetana Hall, Prague. His appealing programme will include some of his own works alongside masterpieces from the standard repertoire.

"A most brilliant and sensitive musical talent." (The Guardian)

"Consistent musicality." (The Sunday Times)

All proceeds from this evening's concert will go to help people affected by the Japan earthquake and tsunami. For further details please visit