Piano EGUCHI Akira


Acclaimed for his extraordinary artistry, maturity and intelligence, (New York Times) Akira Eguchi has captivated audiences and critics throughout the world as a piano soloist, chamber musician, harpsichord player and collaborative pianist.

Since making his highly acclaimed New York recital debut at Alice Tully Hall in 1992, he has performed in the foremost music centers of the United States, Europe, and the Far East.
In great demand as a chamber musician, Akira Eguchi has performed at the Aspen, Ravinia, and Newport festivals in the United States and Pacific in Japan, the Japan Festival in London, and the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, La Folle Journee in France. His radio and television credits include performances on WQXR and WNCN in New York, NPR, NHK of Japan, KBS of Korea, Radio France, BBC, PBS, and NBC, amongst others. More than 40 disks are available from Deutsche Grammophon, Philips, Denon, Marquis Classics, Victor, IDC, BMG, Kosei publishing, Canary/Vanguard, AVEX, Octavia, and NYS Classics.

Also active as a composer, his works include cadenzas for the Mozart Violin Concertos K.216, K.219, commissioned by Kyoko Takezawa and Julian Rachlin, and for the Haydn Cello Concerto in C Major, which was commissioned by Ko Iwasaki. Also, piano trio version of Faure's Apres un Reve arranged by Akira Eguchi was published from International Music Company in June 2007.

Born in Tokyo, Akira Eguchi received a degree in Music Composition from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, where he subsequently served as a faculty member. He  received his Master's Degree in Piano Performance from The Juilliard School. Recently, he was appointed as a Professor at Tokyo National University of the Arts. He also is a guest professor of Senzoku-Gakuen Music College in Japan.

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