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Naoko Christ-Kato


was born in Yokohama (Japan) and studied piano in Tokyo, Hannover, and Lübeck, where she graduated with the Artistic Concert Exam. She is the Preize Winner of the "Young Artist Piano Contest" and the "Best Players Contest" in Japan and also received the Education Association's award. In 2004 she premiered the piece "Invention & Etude" by the US composer Michael Tenzer (*1957), and in 2009 she recorded Tenzer's work "Let Others Name You". In 2015 she founded the Gernsheim Duo with the soprano Anna Gann. The duo is committed to the discovery and performance of works by forgotten Jewish composers. In 2019, the duo's first CD, "Verborgene Schätze" (Hidden Treasures), was released by GENUIN, Christ-Kato and Gann toured Japan twice, Their concerts received broad coverage in German newspapers and radio, as well as in Japanese newspapers and on the TV station NHK. She maintains a busy concert schedule as a soloist, as a duo partner in song recitals, as a chamber music partner in various formations, and as a participant in collaborative projects with artists from various disciplines. Naoko Christ-Kato is a scholarship recipient of the German Music Council.

CONCERTS

14. 07. 2024  16:00       Georgenkirche                         Dessau                  Gernsheim-Duo & Enno Hesse
25. 08. 2024  18:00      Kirche Bargteheide                 Bargteheide          Klavierabend "Waldszenen"
14. 09. 2024  18:00       Schloss Schmalkalden           Schmalkalden      Gernsheim-Duo & Enno Hesse
15. 09. 2024  16:00       Kulturkirche                              Gütz                       Gernsheim-Duo & Enno Hesse
12. 10. 2024                   Sonorium                                   Tokyo                    Klavierabend "Waldszenen"
19. 10. 2024                                                                       Segnitz                  Gernsheim-Duo & Enno Hesse
08. 11. 2024  18:00       Interkultuelles Zentrum Genezareth          Berlin                    Gernsheim-Duo 
09. 11. 2024                                                                       Berlin                    Gernsheim-Duo
10. 11. 2024                    Christkirche                              Rendsburg           Gernsheim-Duo
11. 11. 2024                                                                        Rendsburg            Gernsheim-Duo
17. 11. 2024   17:00        NeuStadtHalle am Schloss   Neustadt a. d. Aisch   Klavierabend "Waldszenen"

Archives

21. 04. 2024  17:00        Bachkirche                               Arnstadt                "piano meets artfilm" mit Bette Bayer 
20. 04. 2024  19:00       Hauptkirche St. Marien           Suhl                       "piano meets artfilm" mit Bette Bayer 
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

Ravel : Oiseaux tristesNaoko Christ-Kato
00:00 / 05:03
Debussy : Cloches à travers les Feuilles (Images II)Naoko Christ-Kato
00:00 / 04:45

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