Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra

Date:
Kenichiro Kobayashi Conductor Liszt & Dvořák
Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 7:00 PM
Sumida Triphony Hall
Kenichiro Kobayashi Conductor Berlioz & Mendelssohn
Monday, October 31, 2016, 7:00 PM
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Concert Hall
Artists:
Ken-ichiro Kobayashi, Conductor Laureate
Tomoharu Ushida, Piano
Lina Matsuda, Violin
Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra

Program

Kenichiro Kobayashi Conductor Liszt & Dvořák Tuesday, October 25
Liszt:Les Préludes

Liszt:Totentanz (Tomoharu Ushida, Piano)


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Dvořák:Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95 “From the New World”



Kenichiro Kobayashi Conductor Berlioz & Mendelssohn Monday, October 31
Brahms:Hungarian Dance No.1, No.6, No.5

Mendelssohn:Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64 (Lina Matsuda, Violin)


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Berlioz:Symphonie Fantastique Op.14a

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Profiles

Ken-ichiro Kobayashi, Conductor Laureate
Ken-ichiro KOBAYASHI studied composition and conducting at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. In 1974, he received both the first prize and the special award at the first International Conductor’s Competition of Hungarian Television in Budapest.
Presently KOBAYASHI holds positions at the Arnhem Phil. (Permanent Conductor), the Hungarian National Phil. (Conductor Laureate), the Nagoya Phil. (Conductor Laureate), MATAV Hungarian Symphony Orchestra (Principal Guest Conductor), and the Kyushu Symphony (Principal Guest Conductor).
He is also a professor at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and a guest professor at the Tokyo College of Music.  

KOBAYASHI received the Liszt Memorial Decoration, the Hungarian Order of Culture and the “Middle Cross with the Star” decoration from the Hungarian government.
KOBAYASHI has released numerous recordings from Canyon Classics and Octavia Records.
KOBAYASHI received a commission to compose a work in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Holland and Japan in 2000. Its first performance in Amsterdam with the Netherlands Phil. in the fall of 1999 to a sell-out audience received a standing ovation.
In May 2002, he conducted the very successful opening concert of the Prague Spring Festival. He conducted the complete “Ma Vlast” (My Homeland).
Tomoharu Ushida, Piano
Lina Matsuda, Violin
Lina Matsuda graduated from the music high school attached to Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music. She then completed the soloist diploma course at Toho Gakuen School of Music, and from 2006 attended Nuremberg University of Music in Germany.
She graduated first in her class both from that university in 2007 and from the same university’s graduate school in 2010.
Lina Matsuda gave her first solo recital in 1999, and in 2001 she won 1st Prize in the Violin Division of the 10th Japan Mozart Competition, becoming that competition’s youngest-ever 1st Prize winner. In 2002 she gave a solo recital at Toppan Hall (Tokyo) with the theme “The 16-year-old interpreter of Ysaye.” In 2004, Lina took 1st Prize at the 73rd Japan Music Competition. In 2007 she was awarded the Diploma Prize in the Sarasate International Competition.

Lina has performed with many leading conductors and orchestras, including the NHK Chamber Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony, Tokyo Philharmonic, Japan Philharmonic, New Japan Philharmonic, Kanagawa Philharmonic, Sapporo Symphony, Osaka Philharmonic, Janacek Chamber Orchestra, and Vietnam Symphony Orchestra.

In 2006, Lina released her debut album on Victor Entertainment, "Dolce Lina: Two Mozart Violin Sonatas," and gave a highly successful six-city Japan tour with sold-out concert halls in Osaka, Tokyo, and Yokohama. In 2008 she released her second album, “Carmen,” recorded in Berlin with the renowned pianist Pavel Gililov. In 2010, she released “Ravel Live,” recorded live at her recital with pianist Kazune Shimizu at Kioi Hall, Tokyo. In November of that year, she released an album of the complete Ysaye unaccompanied violin sonatas, which was named as a special selection of “Record Geijutsu” magazine.
Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra
The Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra has been one of Hungary’s leading symphony orchestras for over ninety years.

The era marked by the name of János Ferencsik and Kobayashi Ken-Ichiro was followed by a new chapter in the history of the orchestra when in 1997 Zoltán Kocsis became general music director.

In almost two decades the orchestra underwent renewal and - with versatility befitting a national symphony orchestra - it performs not only classical pieces, but also numerous other important works previously missing from the repertoire, including Hungarian music of the recent past and our days, and popular chamber music concerts and events for young people.

The Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra has performed the works of Richard Strauss, Debussy, Schoenberg, Ravel and Rachmaninov in some ambitious, void-filling projects, and importantly it also promotes the cause of 20th and 21st-century contemporary Hungarian music.

The oeuvre of Bartók features prominently in the repertoire of the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, with many authoritative interpretations recorded in the Bartók New Series. Zoltán Kocsis’s piano transcriptions of works by Debussy, Rachmaninov and Bartók have also enjoyed popularity.

Subscription concerts have featured world-famous guest soloists and conductors, as well as highly gifted young Hungarian musicians.

The orchestra has appeared in the greatest venues and festivals around the world, including the Avery Fisher Hall in New York, the Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Birmingham Symphony Hall, the Megaron in Athens, the Bozar Centre in Brussels, the Enescu Festival in Romania, as well as the Colmar and Canary Islands Festivals.
In the past 15 years the orchestra has given over 300 concerts in some 40 countries, and is a returning guest in France, Japan, Germany, Romania, Spain, Slovakia and Slovenia.

Recently the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra has also performed at the Beethoven Festival in Bogotá, in Istanbul, South Korea, and within the 2016-2017 season is due to give concerts again in Romania, Japan, Poland, Spain and in China.

Hosts

Presented by Japan Arts
Cosponsorship by Sumida Triphony Hall
Supported by Embassy of Hungary in Japan / Universal Music K. K