Etsuko Hirose

Profile

Born in Nagoya Japan in 1979, she began the piano at the age 3, at the SUZUKI METHOD Talent Education Institute. The institute sent her to US tour for 1 month, followed by the performance of Mozart¡Çs concerto No.26, K.537 with an orchestra at the age of 6. She has won numerous awards, such as International Competition "F.Chopin " for the young pianist in Moscow in 1992, the International Competiton "G.B.Viotti" in Italy in 1995, the Munich International Competition and the International Martha Argerich Competition in Buenos Aires in 1997.

Hirose has given recital tours in Japan, France, Argentina, Poland, Italy to critical acclaim, and has also appeared in many festivals in the world, such as the Chopin Festival in France (Paris, Nohant) and in Poloand (Duszniki, Zdroi), Martha Argerich Festival in Japan and in Taiwan. Notably, she was the only artist who was invited to play a solo recital as a part of Martha Argerich Festival Chamber Concert, and she also gave a chamber concert with Mischa Maisky and Sergei Nakariakov at Suntory Hall in May 2003. Her performance was highly hailed by magazines and newspapers as a stunning young musician.

She has appeared with many world symphony orchestras including Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Argentina National orchestra, Orchester des Collegium Musicum Basel, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Torino National Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orcchestra , Orpheus Chember Orchestra.

In 2004, she released her debut album ¡ÈChaconne¡É from Colombia Music Entertainment and the Record Geijutsu Japan hailed her as ¡ÈPromising pianist with excellent technique and lyrical music¡É. Her second album ¡ÈLa Valse¡È was also released in May 2005.

Hirose studied the piano with Yoko Hoshi, Kazuhiko Nakajima, Reiko Nakaoki, Germaine Mounier, Bruno Rigutto, Hiroko Nakamura and chamber music with Jean Mouillere, Christian Ivaldi.

Concert

Date Fri/17/September/2010 18:45
Venue Shirakawa Hall
9th Regular Concert ~Hero of Germany"

[Performer]
Volker Renicke (Conductor)
Etsuko Hirose (Piano)
Aichi Chamber Orchestra

[Program]
Beethoven: Egmont, Op. 84: Overture
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 "Eroica"

[Price]
All Seats:\3,000 Student:\2,000

[Information]
Ticket Pia
+81-570-02-9999

Date Sat/18/September/2010 15:00
Venue Ishikawa Ongakudo Concert Hall
Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa 287th Regular Concert
Meister Series


[Performer]
Michiyoshi Inoue (Conductor)
Etsuko Hirose (Piano)
Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa

[Program]
F. Mendelssohn: Sinfonia No. 12 in G minor
M. Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major

[Price]
SS:\6,000 S:\5,000 A:\4,000 B:\3,000
Starlight Seat: \500

[Information]
Ishikawa Ongakudo Ticket Box
81-76-232-8632

Date Fri/24/September/2010
Venue Kobe Shinbun Matsukata
Michiyoshi Inoue & Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa Concert in Kobe

[Performer]
Michiyoshi Inoue (Conductor)
Etsuko Hirose (Piano)
Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa

[Program]
Mendelssohn: Sinfonia No. 12 in G minor, "Fuga"
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major
Takemitsu: Requiem for String Orchestra
Mozart: Symphony No. 39 in E flat major

[Price]
All Seats: \5,000 Student:\1,500

[Information]
Matsukata Hall Ticket Office
+81-78-362-7191

Date Fri/15/Oct/2010
Venue France
Details: TBC

Date Sat/30/October/2010 15:00 & 19:00
Venue Toyota City Concert Hall "NOHGAKUDO"
Chopin Essence Galla Concert

[Performer]
Etsuko Hirose (Piano) & Yuko Kawa (Piano),
Etsuko Hirose (Piano) & Hibiki Tamura (Piano)

[Program]
Chopin: 24 Preludes
Chopin: Etudes, Op. 25

[Price]
All Seats:\2,000 Student:\1,000

[Information]
Toyota City Concert Hall Nohgakudo Office
+81-565-35-8200

Date Fri/12/August/2011
Sat/13/August/2011
Venue Sumida Triphony Hall
New: Gate to the Classics 2010-2011 Season #16

[Performer]
Nir Kabaretti (Conductor)
Etsuko Hirose (Piano)
New Japan Philharmonic

[Program]
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, "From the New World"

[Price]
12/August
S:\4,000 A:\1,500 Silver S:\3,000
Student S:\2,000 A:\1,000
13/August
S:\4,500 A:\2,000 Silver S:\3,500
Student S:\2,000 A:\1,000
Ticket to be sell on Tue/22/Feb/2011 10:00

[Information]
New Japan Philharmonic Ticket Box
+81-3-5610-3815

Discography

Le Vent Chopin & Alkan
4th Album

2007.11.21
COGQ-26
\2,940

Fantasies
3rd Album

2006.8.23
COGQ-83957
\2,625

La Valse
2nd Album

2005.5.18
COGQ-10
\2,940

Chaconne
Piano Transcriptions

1st Album

2004.2.18
COCQ-83732
\2,625

Press Review

Under construction

Concert Archive

Date Sat/24/July/2010
Venue Republica Portuguesa
Coimbra Festival

Date Mon/2/Nov/2009 19:00
Venue Tsuda Hall
Lecture Concert (Evening)

¡ÚPerformer¡Û
Etsuko Hirose¡Êpiano¡Ë
Midori Kobayashi¡Êlecture¡Ë

¡ÚPrice¡Û
One Ticket¡§¡ï2,000 Student¡ï1,000
Day and Night Ticket¡§¡ï3,000 Student¡ï1,500

¡ÚInfo&Ticket¡Û
Tsudajuku University
Sendagaya Campus Office
+81-3-3402-7333

Date August 2009
Venue Barcelona, Spain
Details: TBC

Date Wed/12/Aug/2009
Venue France
La Roque d'Antheron Music Festival

Date July/2009
Venue Italy
£Ã£É£Í£Á International Music Festival

Details:TBC

Date Sat/Jul/11/2009 18:00
Venue Okazaki City Civic Center
Let's Listen to the History of Piano
¡Á3 Muses invite Baroque to Contemporary¡Á


¡ÚPerformer¡Û
Satoshi Asaoka¡Ênavigator¡Ë
Makiko Mizunaga¡Êcembalo¡Ë
Maki Honda¡Êforte piano¡Ë
Etsuko Hirose¡Êpiano¡Ë

¡ÚProgram¡Û
Chopin¡§Nocturne No.2 in E flat major Op¡¥9-2
Szymanowski¡§Variations in B-flat Minor for piano Op.3
Ravel¡§La valse
etc

¡ÚTicket¡Û\2,500

¡ÚInformation¡Û
Okazaki City Civic Center

Date Thu/9/Jul/2009 18¡§15
Venue NHK 509 Studio
NHK Meikyoku Recital¡¡Public Recording

Date Sun/5/Jul/2009
Venue France
Les Musicales de Mortagne

Details:TBC

Date Sat 13/Jun/2009
Venue Olympia Hall, Paris
Radio Classics Festival

Details: TBC

Date sun/10/May/2009 13:30
Venue Togo Chomin Kaikan Hall
The 60th The Invitation to the Concert
-Gorgeous Duo Play Two Pianos-


¡ÚPerformer¡Û
Etsuko Hirose¡Êpiano¡Ë
Shani Diluka¡Êpiano¡Ë

¡ÚProgram¡Û
The First Stage¡ÊFour Hands¡Ë
Debussy. "Ballet" from the Suite
Fore."Spanish Dance" from The Suite "Dolly"
Brahms. Hungarian Dances No.1¡¢2¡¢4¡¢11¡¢6¡¢17¡¢5
Bellini. Aria "Casta Diva" from the Opera "Norma"
Rossini. Overture from the Opera "The Barber of Seville"

The Second Stage (Two Pianos)
Mozart. Sonata for two pianos in D major K448
Borodin. The Poluvertsian Dances
Infante. Andalusia Dance

¡ÚTicket¡Û
¡ï2,000¡¡Student¡ï1,000

¡ÚInformation¡Û
Togochomin Kaikan
+81-561-38-4111

Date Thu 26/Mar/2009 16:00
Venue Tajimishi Bunka Hall(Small Hall)
Michiko Kamiya & Etsuko Hirose Duo Recital

¡ÚProgram¡Û
Stravinsky. Suite "Italienne"
Debussy. Violin Sonata
C.V.Alkan¡§Le Vent
Beethoven. Voiloin Sonata No.9 "Kreutzer"

¡ÚPrice¡Û
Regular ¡ï2,500¡¡Middle School or Under ¡ï1,500

¡ÚInfo&Ticket¡Û
Tajimishi Bunkakaikan¡¡
+81-572-23-2600

Date Sun 15/Feb/2009 15:00
Venue Aichi Prefecture Art Theatre, concert hall
¡ÚPerformer¡Û
Maki Shimogaki(soprano)
Mikako Mizuno(composer)
Etsuko Hirose(piano)

¡ÚTicket¡Û
Free entrance(pre-register is required)

¡ÚInformation¡Û
Aichi new artists
+81-52-954-6183

Date Sat 7/Feb/2009 17:00
Venue Kioi Hall
Pasona Yume Orchestra
Charity Concert vol.£± in Kioi Hall


¡ÚPerformer¡Û
Makoto Suehiro
Etsuko Hirose(Piano¡Ë

¡ÚProgram¡Û
Beethoven. Symphony No.1 in C Major Op.21
Beethoven. Piano Concerto No.3 in C Minor Op.37
Beethoven. Symphony No.2 in D Major Op.36

¡ÚPrice¡Û
All reserved seats ¡ï2,000

¡ÚInformation¡Û
Pasona Group A tempo
+81-(0)3-6734-0245

Date Mon 12/Jan/2009
Venue Kioi Hall
The 22th Shimamura Music Competition

Guest Artist
Details:TBA

Date Sat 15/Nov/2008 15:00
Venue Meguro Persimmon Hall, Small Hall
Etsuko Hirose Piano Recital

Performer: Etsuko Hirose

Programs:
Beethoven. Piano Sonata No.24 in F-Minor Op.78 "A Therese"
Beethoven. Piano Sonata No.32 in C-Minor Op.111
Carreno. Teresita Waltz
Balakirev. Islamey
Debussy. Estampes
Liszt. Piano Sonata "Rhapsodie espagnole"

Price: \2,500

Info&Ticket: Meguro Persimmon Hall Ticket Center
+81-(0)3-5701-2904

Date Sun/Oct/19/2008 18:00
Venue Lyceum Alexandria's History Museum
The 10th Benefit Concert
Etsuko Hirose Piano Recital


¡ÚProgram¡Û
Beethoven. Piano Sonata No.24 in F-sharp major Op.78
Chopin. Etudes Op.25-1, 11, 12
Lizst. Spanish Rhapsody

¡ÚInformation¡Û
The Japanese Americans Care Fund
HP : http://www.jacarefund.org/

Date Sun 21/Sep/2008 16:00
Venue Daikanyama Hillside Terrace, Plaza Hall
Daikanyama Hillside Terrace Music Festival Vol.4

Performers:
Keisuke Wakao (ob. music director)
Hiroaki Kanda (fl)
Hidemi Mikai (cl)
Takato Saijo (hr)
Tomoko Kawata (vn)
Sachiko Suda (vl)
Tomoya Kikuchi (vc)
Masaru Yoshida (cb)
Etsuko Hirose (pf)

Programs:
J.S.Bach. Cantata BWV.208 "Schafe Koennenn Sicher Weiden"
J.S.Bach. Quartet Op.8
Prokofief. Quintet Op.39
J.S.Bach. Partita in A-Minor BWV.1013
Brahms. Horn Trio in E-flat-Minor
Mozart. Opera "The Magic Flute" arranged by Rikuya Terashima

Price: \4,000

Info&Ticket: Aspen Inc.
+81-(0)3-5467-0081

Date Sat 20/Sep/2008 18:00
Venue Daikanyama Hillside Terrace, Plaza Hall
Daikanyama Hillside Terrace Music Festival Vol.4

Performers:
Keisuke Wakao (ob. music director)
Toshirou Saruya (com)
Ayako Takagi (fl)
Kazusa Mizutani (fg)
Tomoko Kawata (vn)
Etsuko Hirose (pf)
Makiko Mizunaga (cemb)

Programs:
Vivaldi. Concerto in G-Minor
Telemann. Sonata in E-Major OBB.22
Besozzi. Sonata for Fagotto and Continuo
Vivaldi. Concerto in F-Minor
Saruya. Beauteous Circumference
Saruya. Trio
Previn. Trio for Oboe, Piano and Bassoon

Price: \4,000

Info&Ticket: Aspen Inc.
+81-(0)3-5467-0081

Date Sat 13/Sep/2008 15:00
Venue Hekinan City Arts and Cultural Hall, Emerald Hall, Aichi
Hekinan City Arts and Cultural Hall, Emerald Hall, Aichi

Performers:
Masahiro Saito
Kazumasa Matsumoto
Etsuko Hirose
Yuko Mifune
Programs:
Ravel. Feria from "Rapsodie Espagnole"
Rakhmaninov. Suite No.2 Op.17 "Tarantelle"
J.S.Bach. Concerto for Four Pianos BWV.1065 1st mov
etc

Price: \2,500/\2,300(Tomonokai)

Info&Ticket: Hekinan City Arts and Cultural Hall
+81-(0)566-48-3731

Date Sat 26/Jul/2008 19:00
Venue Cour du Musee de la Castle, Cannes
Nuits Musicales du Suqet

[Info&Ticket]
Nuits Musicales du Suqe HP

Date Sun 13/Jul/2008
Venue Parc de bagatelle, Paris
Chopin Festival

[Info&Ticket]
Chopin Festival Website

Date Sun 6/Jul/2008 15:00
Venue Chofu Green Hall Grand Hall, Tokyo
Chofu Music Festival

[Performer]
Etsuko Hirose(Pf)
Kusunoki Ensemble(Strings)

[Info&Ticket]
Foundation for the Promotion of Chofu City's Culture & community
+81-(0)42-441-6171

Date Sat 5/Jul/2008 18:30
Venue The Rose Theatre, Shizuoka
MUSEUM CONCERT 2008
Masahiro Saito & Etsuko Hirose Piano Duo Concer


[Info&Ticket]
TBA

Date Thu 15/May/2008 18:30
Venue Hakodate City Art Hall (Harmony Goryokaku), Hokkaido
NHK-FM ¡ÖBest of Classic¡× Live Recording

[Info&Ticket]
NHK Hokkaido Broadcasting Station
+81-(0)138-27-1114

Date Sun, 9/March/2008 14:00
Venue Togo Chomin Kaikan Hall, Aichi
Etsuko Hirose Piano Recital

[Program]
Beethoven:
Piano Sonata No.14 Op.27-2
Piano Sonata No.32 Op.111
Chopin:
From Etudes
Granados:
From Spanish Dances, Andaluza
Liszt:
Rhapsodie Espagnole

[Price]
S \2,000 / A \1,500

[Info&Ticket]
Togo Chomin Kaikan : 0561-38-4111

Date Wed.12/December/2007 19:00
Venue Hamarikyu Asahi Hall, Tokyo
Etsuko Hirose Piano Recital

Piano,
Etsuko Hirose

Program,
Schubert/Liszt: Der Lindenbaum
Debussy:Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest
Messiaen:Un reflet dans le vent
Alkan: Comme le vent
Chopin:Piano Sonata No.2 Op.35
Ginastera:Piano Sonata No.1 Op.22
Chopin:Etudes Op.25

Price,
\4,000 / Student\2,000

Info&Ticket,
ASPEN: 03-5467-0081

Date Sat. 3/November/2007 17:00
Venue Toyota City Concert Hall, Aichi
The 9th Anniversary Concert

Program
N.N.

Price
S ¡ï7,500 / A ¡ï6,000 / B ¡ï4,000

Info&Tickets: 0565-35-8200

Date 3/October/2007
Venue Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Masahiro Saito 30th anniversary of His Debut

Performer,
Masahiro Saito(Pf)/Tatsuzo Akasaka(Cl)/HirokoKokubu(Pf)/Takako Hagiwara(Fl)/Etsuko Hirose(Pf)/Masumitsu Miyamoto(Br)/Satsuki Adachi(Sop)/Chisako Takashima(Vn)/Michiko Hayashi(Mezzo)/Yuko Mihune(Pf)/Debussy String Quartet

Program,
Debussy: Premiere Rapsodie
Faure: Barcarolle No.8
...

Price,
\6,500 / Pair ticket \12,000

Info&Ticket,
Arts Plan:03-3355-8227

Date 9/August/2007 14:30
Venue Suginami Koukaidou
Women Composer Festival 2007
Piano Marathon Concert 5


Performer,
Lisa Yui, Hiroyuki Kato, Etsuko Hirose

Program,
Peices of South American Composers

Price,
\2,000

Info&Ticket,
03-3331-4010

Date Fri. 13/July/2007 19:00
Venue Nagoya Denki Bunaka Hall, Aichi
Nagoya International
Chamber Music Festival 2007


Performer
Yuzuki Suganuma(Vl)
Kenji Nakagi(Vc)
Yoshinobu Kamei(Cl)
Etsuko Hirose(Pf)

Program
Milhaud:
Suite for violin, viola and piano, Op.157b
Debussy: Premiere Rhapsody for Clarinet
Takemitsu: Hika (Elegy)
Messiaen: Quator pour le fin du Temps


Price
\4,000 / Duo ticket \7,000 / Student \2,000

Info&Tickets 052-204-1133

Date Fri. 6/July/2007 19:00
Venue Dai-ichi Seimei Hall, Tokyo
Gustav Mahler Quartet with
Takako Otake, Etsuko Hirose


Program,
Mendelssohn:
Concertos for Violin, Piano and String Orchestra
Johann Strauss: Waltzes, Polkas
...

Price,
\4,000 / Student \2,000

Info&Tickets
Lyla: 058-385-1133

Date Thu. 5/July/2007 19:00
Venue Okazaki City Civic Center, Aichi
Gustav Mahler Quartet with
Takako Otake, Etsuko Hirose


Program
Mendelssohn: Concertos for Violin,
Piano and String Orchestra
Johann Strauss: Waltzes, Polkas
...

Price
\3,500

Info&Tickets 0564-57-8636

Date Wed. 4/July/2007 19:00
Venue Kagamihara Shimin Curtural Centner, Gifu
Gustav Mahler Quartet with
Takako Otake, Etsuko Hirose


Program
Mendelssohn:
Concertos for Violin, Piano and String Orchestra
Johann Strauss: Waltzes, Polkas
...

Price
\3,000 / Under-18 \1,000

Info&Tickets 058-385-1133

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