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Yasumi Nishizawa Piano Recital – Gorgeous Sound – An Invitation to the Golden Age of Spain

Saturday, May4, 2024

Doors open: 13: 30 / Concert begins: 14: 00 (scheduled recital end time: 16: 00)

Azumi Nishizawa, Piano

Pianist, Chairman of Japan Society of Friends of Falla

Associate Member, Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Cadiz, Spain

After graduating from Toho Gakuen High School for Girls with a degree in music, she studied at the Conservatoire National de Musique de Paris with Jean-Marie Cotet, and then at the Conservatoire de Genève with Dominique Merlet, from which she received her postgraduate diploma in 2002. He has been actively performing in many countries around the world.

日本でのコンサートツアーの他、世界の音楽祭や演奏会シリーズにも定期的に招待されている:ジュネーブ芸術協会の定期演奏会(スイス)、フランスショパン協会主催パリ・ショパン・フェスティバル、京都千夜一夜音楽祭、ヴィチェンツァ春の音楽祭(イタリア)、ロス・ Classicos de Bellano en Madrid (Spain), Torrecilla Music Festival (Spain), Encuentros Falla Music Festival (Granada, Spain), Ubeda International Music and Dance Festival (Spain), Jaen Music Festival, etc. In 2008, the first classical music concert at Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto was dedicated to the temple. Recital of the complete works of Falla at the renovation of the Manuel de Falla Memorial Hall in Granada, Spain; “Homage to Lorca,” a piano dialogue with poems by Lorca, read by Spanish actor Juan Echanove, Spain tour; “Memories of the Alhambra,” a performance with Japanese actor Takaaki Enoki. His concert in Rome in June 2010 was recorded and broadcast repeatedly on RAI (Italian national TV) and CANAL10, and he was awarded the 2010 Internet Music Festival International Goodwill Award The concert in Rome was recorded and broadcast repeatedly on RAI (Italian national TV) and CANAL10.


In chamber music, he has toured Japan with the Swiss Romande Woodwind Quintet, which consists of the top players of the Swiss Romande Orchestra, and has performed in duo with the Assai String Quartet and trumpet player G. Almeida, and as a Yamaha artist with the saxophonist Nobuya Sugawa in major European cities (Paris, London, Madrid, Milan, Berlin, Cologne, etc.). Concert tours in major European cities (Paris, London, Madrid, Milan, Berlin, Cologne, etc.) (2009). He is also interested in performing Renaissance and Baroque music with period instruments, and collaborates with Baroque flutist Mariano Martín on concert projects with the group Extravaganza, using the harpsichord.


He has released several CDs, starting with “Falla: Complete Piano Works” (2010 Verso) in Spain (Record Geijutsu Special Mention), followed by “Falla: Complete Piano Arrangements” (Record Geijutsu Special Mention) in 2012, “Albéniz: Suite Iberia” (Record Geijutsu Special Mention) in 2014, “Debussy Hommage” (Record Geijutsu Special Mention) in 2019, and “Bellissimo” (Record Geijutsu Special Mention) in 2021, a compilation album of thirteen Italian composers, Debussy Hommage” in 2019 (Record Geijutsu Special Mention), and “Bellissimo” in 2021, a compilation album of 13 Italian composers (Record Geijutsu Special Mention).

In 2003, he appeared and performed in the movie “Fukumimi” (starring Kankuro Kudo and Kunie Tanaka); in 2004, he became an adjunct professor at Shanghai Normal University; since 2006, he has been giving concerts and master classes in various places as an exclusive artist for Yamaha Spain and Portugal; in 2022, he founded the Friends of Falla Japan for the purpose of researching and promoting European Latin music with Falla as the core. In 2022, he founded the Japan Friends of Falla Association for the purpose of research and dissemination of European Latin music with a focus on Falla. He was appointed as the president. He is a member of Concert Imagine.

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  • Program

Antonio Soler : Sonata in G minor

Manuel Blasco de Nebula: Sonata in F-sharp minor

Martínez Sánchez Alú: Pilgrim




Date & Time Saturday, May 4, 2024

Doors open: 13:30 / Concert begins: 14:00 (scheduled recital end time: 16:00)
A cocktail party will follow the recital.
We hope you will enjoy it as well. (*Free admission for recital ticket purchasers)
Please note that alcohol will be served at the cocktail party. Please be careful if you are coming by car.
Location Karuizawa Ando Art Museum Salon
"Salon Le Damien."
Charge Flat rate 5,000 yen
Contact us How to apply for tickets
Tickets can be purchased through the museum's website ( (electronic tickets).
Please make a reservation by phone (0267-42-1230 *except for holidays) or e-mail (, and then purchase tickets at the counter on the day of purchase (same-day tickets).
Remarks Please be sure to bring your own food and beverages to the show.
For the protection of art works, please refrain from bringing in bouquets and other plants.
Please refrain from coming to the exhibition if you have a fever or cold symptoms.
Please refrain from any behavior that may disturb the performance or cause inconvenience to other patrons.
All seats are unreserved.
Please note that ticket cancellations will not be accepted.

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