Pianist Hiroaki Takenouchi will travel to Germany this month to give a recital at the Rarities of Piano Music Festival in Husum, Germany.
Hiroaki will give two performances of his hour-long programme featuring works by Percy Sherwood, Dorothy Howell, Marce Dupré and Nicolai Medtner. His concerts take place in the Festival’s principal venue: the beautiful Rittersaal in Husum Castle, on Saturday 14 August 2021.
Having run annually since 1987, the renowned Rarities of Piano Music Festival aims “to draw the public’s attention to works that, despite their high quality, have not found their way into the current piano repertoire”. During the one-week Festival, a selection of the performances are recorded and later released as a live CD on Danish label Danacord. Hiroaki previously featured on Vol. 27 of this disc after his performance of music by Ernest Walker at the 2014 Festival.
This concert marks Hiro’s virtual return to Pretoria’s Brooklyn Theatre, after he performed a complete cycle of Mozart Piano Sonatas there across three days as part of the Gauteng International Arts Festival in September 2019.
This recording by the Parnassius Piano Duo – Simon Callaghan and Hiroaki Takenouchi – is now out on general release on the Nimbus Records label.