Gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen von NEUSTARTKULTUR
PIANO RECITAL "Waldszenen"
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!
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.
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)
Toru Takemitsu (1930 - 1996) Rain Tree Sketch for Piano
Rain Tree Sketch II -In Memoriam Olivier Messiaen-
Daniël Belinfante (1893 - 1945) Avond Landschap
Stanley Grill* Waldminiaturen 15 miniatures for solo piano
17. 11. 2024 17:00 NeuStadtHalle am Schloss Neustadt a. d. Aisch
14. 10. 2024 Sonorium Tokyo
19. Juni 2024 19:00 Tagungsstätte d.e. Kirche Hofgeismar
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).