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Yukio Yokoyama Piano Recital

Yukio Yokoyama, Piano

Saturday, June1, 2024

Doors open: 13: 30 / Concert begins: 14: 00


He became the youngest Japanese ever to win a prize at the International Chopin Piano Competition, and began a full-fledged performance career. In 2010, his 14-hour concert “Chopin in the Spirit of Chopin,” held to commemorate the bicentennial of Chopin’s birth, was recognized by Guinness World Records, and the following year he broke his own Guinness World Record. The following year, he broke his own Guinness record. In addition, he successfully completed an unprecedented project to perform all 240 pieces composed by Chopin during his lifetime in three days, and released it as a DVD. In 2020, the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, he will accomplish the feat of performing the complete sonatas in two days and release a DVD containing the complete works. His latest CD is “Sachio Yokoyama Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 & No. 2, etc.” ( Sony Music ), a live recording of his 30th anniversary concert. He is also active as an educator and music producer. He has taught as a visiting professor at numerous music academies and is the president of the Japan Paderewski Society, continuing the legacy of the late Ms. Hiroko Nakamura.
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  • Program

Yukio Yokoyama: Nostalgia

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 17, op. 31-2 “Tempest

Franz Liszt: Love Dream No. 3 / La Campanella

Frederic Chopin: Ballade No. 1, Nocturne Posthumous, Fantasy Impromptu, Scherzo No. 2, Hero Polonaise


Date & Time Saturday, June 1, 2024
Doors open: 13:30 / Concert begins: 14:00
Location Karuizawa Ando Art Museum Salon
"Salon Le Damien."
Charge Flat rate 10,000 yen
All seats are unreserved.
Please note that ticket cancellations will not be accepted.
Contact us 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.

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