Piano and Voice Concert

Yukiko Watanabe
© Yukiko Watanabe

With two works by Yukiko Watanabe, composer in residence in Montreal

Goethe-Institut MTL

Through the collaboration of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Goethe-Institut Montreal, Le Vivier and HELLERAU - Europäisches Zentrum Der Künste Dresden, Cologne based composer Yukiko Watanabe has received a research and creation residency in new music in Montreal. To mark the end of this residency, the Goethe-Institut and Le Vivier present a concert with pianist Kimihiro Yasaka and the Joker Choir.

Secret Questions (2019) - Yukiko Watanabe
With the Joker Choir

Natürliche Dauern 10 (2005-2006) – Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007)

Kokuugen (2017) – Juha T. Koskinen (1972)
Myoken (2019)

On a Rainy Night (1948) – Yoshinao Nakada (1923-2000)

Trilogy – Hommage to Carole Simard-Laflamme:
Tenmetsu Moyou (2019) – Natsuki Niwa (1991)
Falling Layers of Time (2019) – Suiha Yoshida (1994)
Orishiki (2019) – Yuna Kurachi (1995)

Dense…Englouti (2011) – Philippe Leroux (1959)

KHDK: August 11, 2002 – Chris Paul Harman (1970)

Reine Liebe (2015) – Hideki Kozakura (1970)

Memory and stain for living room with small piano (2019) – Yukiko Watanabe (1983)
Yukiko Watanabe
Yukiko Watanabe has studied both composition and piano at Toho Gakuen School of Music Japan with Keiko Harada and Michio Mamiya. 2008 she moved to Austria and studied with Beat Furrer at Kunstuniversität Graz. From 2014 to 2016 she studied with Johannes Schöllhorn at the Hochschule für Musik Köln. She received awards and scholarships: Nomura Cultural Foundation, Rohm Music Foundation, Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs, DAAD, Ö1 Talentebörse-Kompositionspreise, Akutagawa Award for Music Composition. Her music was performed in Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Spain, France, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, US, Mexico, Egypt, USA, Canada, Korea, Singapore and Japan.

Kimihiro Yasaka
Japan native Kimihiro Yasaka is an active pianist, a recording artist as well as an enthusiastic educator. He completed his Master’s degree in Piano Solo Performance under the supervision of Prof. Kyoko Hashimoto at McGill University. He is a devoted performer of new music and has performed in several world premiers. His career includes many notable performances in Japan, Canada, The United States, Italy and The UK. For more information: www.kimihiroyasaka.com  


Goethe-Institut MTL

1626 boul. St-Laurent, bureau 100
H2X 2T1 Montreal

Price: Free admission - reservation required

+1 514-499-0159 #107 caroline.gagnon@goethe.de