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Greenwich House Music School announces its first recital of the season featuring pianist TAKA KIGAWA. Mr. Kigawa, an award-winning pianist performs works by Bach, Beethoven, and Boulez at Greenwich House Music School on Friday, September 15, 2006 at 8pm. Admission for this event is $10. Doors open at 7:30pm. Greenwich House Music School is located at 46 Barrow St., NYC (between Seventh Ave. South and Bedford St.). The nearest subway station is Christopher Street (Line 1).

Mr. Kigawa�s program is set to include the contemporary solo piano masterpiece; Pierre Boulez�s Second Sonata for Piano, which is one of his specialties. His performances of Mr. Boulez's music has been highly praised from major critics as "deserves to be highest praise..., poetry, intense, and spontaneous" (Paul Griffiths of The New York Times), "something happening, indeed" (Anne Midgette of The New York Times), "Bold and sensitive" (Donald Rosenberg of The Plain Dealer).

Other works to be played are Johann Sebastian Bach�s Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor, BWV903; and Ludwig van Beethoven�s Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111.

Taka Kigawa is a critically acclaimed concert pianist. He possesses a broad spectrum of repertoire ranging from the baroque period to music of today. Especially, he has been highly praised by major media critics and audiences for his splendid renderings of post romantic and contemporary music. Mr. Kigawa has performed extensively as a recitalist and soloist with orchestra after winning first prize in The Japan Musical Education and Culture Promotion Society Competition at Tokyo in 1990. He holds his Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School.

He was awarded the Diploma Prize at Coucurs Internacional Maria Canals De Barcelona in Spain in 1998. He has performed in many prestigious venues including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Kosciuszko Foundation, Severence Hall in Cleveland, Salle Gaveau in Paris and Plau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona.

For more information, contact: Scott Taylor (Concert Manager at Greenwich House Arts): (212) 242 4770

Release Date: September 8, 2006



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