20th October 2018 at 7.30pm

Linlithgow Primary School

Piano

Tickets: Full - £12, Under 26 - £6

With her superlative technique, sensitivity of touch and profound understanding of the music she plays, Yu has become one of the world’s most noted young pianists.   Her programme for this performance is entitled “Fire”.

 

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Yu Kosego made her debut with the New City Orchestra in Tokyo at the age of 9. In 1993 she moved to Europe, and now lives in Germany. She appears at the most important venues in Europe, North America and further afield. Her Carnegie Hall debut recital met with outstanding success with critics praising her “acutely poetic sensibility…wit, drama, and effulgent lyricism”.

“Fire”

TCHAIKOVSKY: The Seasons, January: At the Fireside(excerpt)

REGER: “Traeume am Kamin” (excerpt)

De FALLA: “El Amor Brujo”, No 2 Cancion Del Fuego Fatuo,

De FALLA: “El Amor Brujo”, No 5 Danza Ritual Del Fuego

LISZT/STARK: Symphonic Poem No 5 “Prometheus”

Interval

DEBUSSY: Les soirs illuminés par l'ardeu du charbon

DEBUSSY: Preludes Book 2 Feux d’artifice

SCRIABIN: Vers la Flamme Op 72, Poeme Satanique Op 36

STRAVINSKY: ‘Firebird’ Suite (piano version by Stravinsky) (excerpts)

 

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Yu Kosuge wins the 2016 Suntory Music Award

The Suntory Foundation for Arts has announced Yu Kosuge as recipient of the 48th Suntory Music Award for 2016, Japan’s most prestigious music award. The award is presented to individuals or organizations who have made an outstanding contribution to the development of Western music in Japan.