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Hailed in the international press as a pianist "who dispatched everything with
both dizzying speed and sensitivity" (Today’s Zaman, Turkey) and for her
“exceptionally high technical level” (the General-Anzeiger, Bonn, Germany), Misuzu Tanaka
has established herself as an artist of remarkable individuality with a
rare combination of poetic sensitivity and breathtaking virtuosity.
has performed in prestigious concert venues throughout the world, from
the Gewandhaus in Leipzig and Mozart’s Museum at Villa Bertramka in
Prague to Alice Tully Hall in New York. Misuzu Tanaka is a respected
regular performer for Music from the Frederick Collection, a leading
North-American venue for performance on historical instruments.
Enjoying an active solo career in the U.S., she is among the country’s
brightest emerging stars.
She opens her 2016-2017 season with a
performance of Mozart’s Concerto No.9 with the Amadeus Festival
Orchestra under the direction of maestro John Zoltek. Her recital
highlights of the season include performances on the Dame Myra Hess
Memorial Concerts in Chicago (IL), Pro Musica in San Miguel de Allende
(Mexico), Chamber Music Society of Maryland, Ridgecrest Chamber Music
Society and a tour of South Africa, among others.
small-ensemble collaborator, Misuzu Tanaka has also collaborated with
prominent artists including James Dunham (Cleveland Quartet) and
members of the National Symphony Orchestra. In 2012, together with her
artistic partner and critically acclaimed clarinetist, Maksim Shtrykov,
she began touring throughout the United States as the Shtrykov-Tanaka
Born in London, United Kingdom where she began her piano
lessons at age 5, she then continued her studies in Japan and in the
United States with Martin Canin at The Juilliard School. Her Master’s
and Doctoral degrees are from University of Michigan where she was a
full scholarship recipient studying with Dr. Logan Skelton, during
which she devoted much time to the study and performance of the works
of Leoš Janáček. Other notable teachers include Miroslav Brejcha and the late Ivan Moravec, both in the Czech Republic.
are pleased to welcome back Misuzu Tanaka to the Historic Piano Concert
Series and are happy to suggest you visit her web site, http://misuzutanaka.com/ where, among much else, you can watch and listen to her perform.