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Limenmusic recommends: Aki Kuroda plays M. Mochizuki and Y. Sugiyama

Limenmusic, with the wonderful and intensive interpretation of the japanese pianist Aki Kuroda, takes the audience to the discover of a music full of oriental nuances, through the notes of two great composers: Misato Mochizuki and Yoichi Sugiyama.
Misato Mochizuki was born in Tokyo in 1969, during her career sce published more tha 50 works, characterized by original mixture of Western tradition and Asian creath, able to create astonishing sound colors, with bright freedom in form and style.
Yoichi Sugiyama , extremely active both in Europe and Japan as a conductor and composer, with the pieces Intermezzo II for piano, shows to Limenmusic’s audience not only his talent as composer, but also his reliable and intensive musical technique.

Aki Kuroda, having completed her studies at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts, specialized in Italy, where now she lives, under the guidance of M°Bruno Mezzena, graduating with full distinction at the Music Academy of Pescara.
Beyond the vast repertoire, Aki Kuroda is appreciated for her solid and reliable executions, earning a prominent place in major international exhibitions, such as ISCM World New Music Days, Suntory Summer Festival and Tokyo Opera “B to C” series.
She’s also renowned for her bold interpretation of Astor Piazzolla’s pieces, contained into the two Cds produced for the Japan Victor: Tango Prelude and Tango 2000 (Millenium). With the third CD Tarkus & Pictures At An Exhibition, published by the same record label, she has captivated, in addition to classical music lovers, even the rock audience, earning the praise of Keith Emerson.
She’s not limited to classical and contemporary performance, but also carries out an intensive activity of composer for Tv commercial and programs, as well as different transcriptions.
In 2010 she recorded at Limen Studio the CD: Studio Piano Collection FINAL FANTASY X, in presence of the composer Nobuo Uematsu, earning accolades from the audiences around the world.
Highly appreciated as a teacher, Aki Kuroda often conducts high-level workshops, and regularly teaches at the Music Academy “G. Marziali” in Seveso (Milan). Lots of her students have won prestigious international competitions.
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