To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the KCG Group's founding, Kimiko Nakazawa Violin Recital-Thinking about Thousands of Tones-was held on January 19, 2013 at the Kyoto University of Information Sciences Kyoto Satellite Concert Hall.Mr. Nakazawa played a song with his husband's violin doctor, Muneyuki, and the piano, Toshiki Sakurai, using a violin made from driftwood rubbed in the tsunami of the Great East Japan Earthquake.Many generals who visited the music concerts celebrated the 50th anniversary of the KCG Group's founding, and expressed their wishes to convey the memories of the earthquake and become the hopes of those who aim for reconstruction. Presented a time of excitement to people and students.
It has been reported that the empress watched this violin concert on January 17th before the recital.
In the recital, Beethoven's violin sonata No. 5 “Spring”, Schubert “Ave Maria”, Sarasate “Tsigoinerweisen”, etc. were performed, and Nakazawa said, “One who suffered from the Great East Japan Earthquake was a day. But if I could get back to normal life and listen to this violin tone, I would like to express my thoughts, and I selected the Japanese song Koda Yamada “Kara Tachi no Hana” for the encore and made it sound.Prior to the performance, Muneyuki Nakazawa talked about his wishes and passion for the reconstruction of the disaster area.
Kimiko Nakazawa is one of the international violinists and continues to perform in various parts of Europe such as Vienna and Berlin.In addition to his performance activities, he has been highly praised as a judge for international violin competitions in Japan and overseas and as a lecturer at international music festivals, and currently serves as a visiting professor at Naomi Gakuen University and the Graduate School.
Mr. Sakurai has won numerous awards, including the Cantu International Competition Winner and the Viotti International Competition Special Award, and has been performing at international music festivals and performing at international music competitions around the world.Currently, he is based in Tokyo and Vienna.
Since its founding, the KCG Group has been holding various cultural lectures, classical music concerts, traditional art appreciation events, etc., including general education subjects in the curriculum for the purpose of cultivating not only specialized skills but also students' intellect and sensitivity.These events are also appreciated by the general public.
"Kimiko Nakazawa Violin Recital" ~ Thinking about the thousand sounds ~