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Naoko Christ-Kato

 

was born in 1976 in Yokohama. After completing her Bachelor of Music at the Conservatory of Tokyo, she came to Germany and studied with Professor Konrad Meister in Hannover. Her artist’s diploma and concert exams were fulfilled in 2006 with Professor Manfred Fock at the Musikhochschule Lübeck. Naoko Christ-Kato is a prize recipient in the young artist piano contest and the best players’ contest in Japan and also received the promotion prize of the educational council. In 2004 she performed the premiere of "Invention & Etude" by the american composer Michael Tenzer (*1957); in 2009 she recorded Tenzer’s "Let Others Name You" on CD for New World Records.In 2015 she founded the Gernsheim-Duo together with soprano Anna Gann. In 2019 it released the CD "Hidden Treasures" on the GENUIN label with 22 world premiere recordings of piano songs by its namesake Friedrich Gernsheim. She maintains an active concert schedule as a soloist as well as collaborative pianist for (among others) ballet performances and song recitals. Additionally, she is active as a piano instructor. 

Naoko Christ-Kato is a scholarship holder of the German Music Council.

CONCERTS

20. 04. 2024  19:00       Hauptkirche St. Marien           Suhl                       "piano meets artfilm" mit Bette Bayer 
21. 04. 2024  17:00        Bachkirche                               Arnstadt                "piano meets artfilm" mit Bette Bayer 
14. 07. 2024  16:00       Georgenkirche                         Dessau                  Gernsheim-Duo & Enno Hesse
12. 10. 2024                   Sonorium                                   Tokyo                    Klavierabend "Waldszenen"
17. 11. 2024   17:00        NeuStadtHalle am Schloss   Neustadt a. d. Aisch   Klavierabend "Waldszenen"

Archives

27. 01. 2024  18:00        Interkulturelles Zentrum Genezareth     Berlin                     Gernsheim-Duo
25. 12. 2023  10:00        Kirche Zella St. Blasii              Zella                       Gernsheim-Duo   *Gottesdienst
29. 10. 2023  14:44        Schloss Glücksburg                Römhild                 Gernsheim-Duo 
22. 10. 2023  17:00        Baumbachhaus                        Kranichfeld           Gernsheim-Duo & Enno Hesse
15. 10. 2023  16:00        Lutherische Eiko Church        Shizuoka                Gernsheim-Duo 
14. 10. 2023  14:00        Holocaust Education Center  Fukuyama             Gernsheim-Duo 
09. 10. 2023  16:00       Japan Biblical Theological Seminary Tokyo        Gernsheim-Duo 
08.10. 2023  14:00        Kamakuraoncho Church        Kamakura              Gernsheim-Duo 
07. 10. 2023  14:00       Yokosukauwamachi Church   Yokosuka               Gernsheim-Duo 
05. 10. 2023  19:00       Jewish Community of Japan  Tokyo                     Gernsheim-Duo 
24. 09. 2023  18:00       Kulturkirche St.Marien             Dorsten                 Klavierabend "Waldszenen"
23. 09. 2023  19:30        Stadtkirche.                               Darmstadt            Klavierabend "Waldszenen"
17. 09. 2023  18:00        Kulturkreis Torhaus                  Hamburg              Klavierabend "Waldszenen"
09. 09. 2023  18:00       Königin-Luise-Kirche               Berlin                    Gernsheim-Duo 
08. 09. 2023  19:00       Ev. Apostel-Paulus-Kirche.      Berlin.                   Gernsheim-Duo 
23. 07. 2023  18:00        Área cultural Oriol                    Barcelona            Recital
16. 07. 2023  17:00        Schloss Wolzogen                    Mellrichstadt       Gernsheim-Duo 
09. 07. 2023  16:00        Struppsche Villa                       Meiningen            Gernsheim-Duo & Enno Hesse
23. 04. 2023  17:00        Stadtkirche.                                Meiningen.           Gernsheim-Duo 
22. 01. 2023  16:00        Maria-Magdalena-Kirche        Hamburg             Klavierabend "Waldszenen"
21. 01. 2023  16:00        Matthias-Claudius-Kirche        Hamburg             Klavierabend "Waldszenen"

NEWS

November 2nd, 2023 An interview with concert excerpts from the Gernsheim duo was broadcast on the Japanese television station NHK Web article published!
October 28th, 2023 An interview with concert excerpts from the Gernsheim duo will be broadcast on the Japanese television station NHK!
09.2023 The American composer Stanley Grill composed 15 “forest miniatures” for solo piano and dedicated them to me. I am very grateful and excited about the beautiful music!

AUDIO&VIDEO

Maurice Ravel : Trauernde Vögel (Miroirs)Naoko Christ-Kato
00:00 / 04:33
Claude Debussy : Cloches à travers les Feuilles (Images II)Naoko Christ-Kato
00:00 / 04:45

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