A guest recital by Kyoko Hashimoto, piano.
Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826
16 Walzer, Op. 39
Ludwig van Beethoven
12 Variations on the Russian Dance from Das Waldmädchen
Dance Suite, Sz. 77
A legendary pianist and a teacher, Gyögy Sebök described Kyoko Hashimoto “extraordinary musical talent” and “one of the finest of her generation”.
Kyoko Hashimoto was born in Tokyo and began to study the piano at the age of three. After graduating from the Toho-Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo, she studied at the International Menuhin Music Academy, Indiana University and the Juilliard School. She received full scholarships from the Menuhin Academy and the Juilliard School. Among her teachers were György Sebök, Menahem Pressler, György Janzer, William Masselos, György Sandor, Felix Galimir, György Kurtág and Ferenc Rados.
She is associate professor of piano at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and regularly performs throughout the world, so far in more than 25 countries.