SATURDAY CHOPIN NOCTURNES - 13 AUGUST 2011 - CANCELED
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We would like to inform that beacuase of bad weather tonights Masako Ezaki's piano recital is CANCELED. We apologize for any inconveniences. We would like to invite you next week for piano recital by Neal Larrabee.

 

Masako  Ezaki – graduated from the music department of the Toho Gakuen Music University in Tokyo. She improved her skills at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy in Warsaw (The Fryderyk Chopin University ofMusic) under Barbara Hesse- Bukowska. She performed in France, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Italy, Mexico and New Zealand. 

Masako Ezaki is a prize winner of numerous  international competitions. She won 1st prize in the 6th Milosz Magin International Competitionin Paris in 1995, 1 st prize and the special award for best performance of Szymanowski's works in the 4th Karol Szymanowski International Competition in Łódź, Poland, in 1997, and  1st prize and the special prize for best performance of Debussy's works in the 21st Salerno International Piano Competition in Italy in 1998, to name but a few of her achievements. Since 10 years old, when she first appeared with the Osaka Vielle Philharmonic, she has collaborated with many different orchestras.

In 2004 she was awarded the 31st Frederic Chopin Society of Japan Award for her recital in Tokyo. In addition to her performance activity, Masako Ezaki is currently providing guidance to young musicians in her capacity as a lecturer at Senzoku Gakuen in Tokyo.

Masako Ezaki has released a number of CDs on the Exton label (Octavia Records), including "Memories" with works of Chopin, Szymanowski, Magin, and Moniuszko,  "The Complete Chopin Etudes" (specially selected by Record Geijutsu magazine in 2005), "The Complete Chopin Mazurkas" (specially selected by Record Geijutsu magazine in 2006), and "The Complete Chopin Sonatas" (specially selected by Record Geijutsu magazine in 2009).