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Piano recital "Waldszenen"

Gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen von NEUSTARTKULTUR


Naoko Christ-Kato

PIANO RECITAL "Waldszenen"

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Copyright Christiane Krömer

The forests are very important for the climate of the earth and for humans and animals.

 Composers have always been inspired by the forest
and composed imaginative music on this topic.

In the music you can hear people's love for the forest. 

With my concert I would like to take you on a journey into the wonderful world of the forest.


 You can help keep our forests alive,
because a little tree is planted for every concert visitor!

Naoko Christ-Kato supports Plant-for-the-Planet.


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.

Naoko Christ-Kato, クリスト加藤尚子


Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)               Waldszenen Op.82  

Edvard Grieg (1843 - 1907)                        Waldesstille Op.71-4 (Lyric Pieces)  

Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957)                        Five Piano Pieces Op.75 ("Baumsuite")

Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)                      Trauernde Vögel (Miroirs)

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)                  Quelques aspects de "Nous nírons plus au bois"

                                                                       parce qu´il fait un temps insupportable 

Albert Roussel (1869 - 1937)                     Rustiques Op.5

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)                  Cloches à travers les Feuilles (Images II)

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897 - 1957)  Was der Wald erzählt (Drei Klavierstücke)

Gideon Klein (1919 -1945)                          Landscape

Daniël Belinfante (1893 - 1945)                 Avond Landschap 

Toru Takemitsu (1930 - 1996)                    Rain Tree Sketch for Piano

                                                                       Rain Tree Sketch II -In Memoriam Olivier Messiaen- 

Stanley Grill*                                                Waldminiaturen 15 miniatures for solo piano



17. November 2024       17:00        NeuStadtHalle am Schloss           Neustadt a. d. Aisch

12. Oktober 2024           19:00        Sonorium                                          Tokyo

25. August 2024                              Kirche Bargteheide                         Bargthheide                   

24. September 2023      18:00        Kulturkirche St.Marien                    Dorsten

23. July 2023                   18:00         Área cultural Oriol                          Barcelona

22. January 2023              16:00         Maria-Magdalena-Kirche              Hamburg  

21. January 2023              16:00         Matthias-Claudius-Kirche             Hamburg

24. July 2022                    17:00         Ohtsukaheian Kirche                      Ayase, Japan    

03. July 2022                    17:00         Stendal Domstift (Am Dom 18a)  Stendal    



September 26, 2023 The American composerStanley Grill has composed 15 “Forest Miniatures” for solo piano and dedicated them to me. I am very grateful and excited about the beautiful music!

September 26th, 2023 Through two piano recitals in the Darmstadt City Church and in the St. Marien Dorsten Cultural Church, 126 trees were donated to the “Bulindi Chimpanzee and Community Project (BCCP)” (Uganda).

September 19, 2023 Through a piano recital in Hamburg at the Torhaus Kluturkreis, 30 trees were donated to the “Bulindi Chimpanzee and Community Project (BCCP)” (Uganda).

25.01.2023 Through two piano recitals in Hamburg, in the Matthias Claudius Church and in the Maria Magdalena Church, 153 trees were donated to the "Tree planting for biodiversity conservation" project (Tanzania).

29.08.2022 Through the concert at Ohtsukaheian Church (Japan), 50 saplings were donated to the "Tree planting for biodiversity conservation" project (Tanzania).

05.07.2022 48 trees were donated for the Kijabe forest (Kenya) through the concert in Stendal Cathedral.

09.05.2022 As a result of the concert in the main church "St. Marien" in Suhl, 147 trees were donated in Yucatán (Mexico).



Maurice Ravel : Trauernde Vögel (Miroirs)Naoko Christ-Kato
00:00 / 04:33

Konzertmitschnitt 2018 in Tokyo / Sonorium

Claude Debussy : Cloches à travers les Feuilles (Images II)Naoko Christ-Kato
00:00 / 04:45

Konzertmitschnitt in Lübeck / Musikhochschule





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