Asaf Serkis is the world class drum phenomenon reminiscent of Jack De Johnette and Tony Williams at the height of their powers.
Asaf Sirkis-drums, percussion, konnakol
Sylwia Bialas-vocals, waterphone
Frank Harrison-piano, keyboards, organ
Kevin Glasgow-6 string electric bass
Choices Available Productions [U.K.] present the international concert pianist Sachiko Furuhata-Kersting for her debut performance in Ireland. She will perform a solo programme of music by Frédéric Chopin on a Steinway grand piano.
Sachiko regularly performs in Italy, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the U.S. – she gave a solo recital in New York’s Carnegie Hall in November 2018 – and in her native Japan. In 2012, she was appointed a Steinway Artist, the prestigious designation bestowed by Steinway and Sons of New York and Hamburg.
Her major city debuts include Munich , Suntory Hall in Tokyo , London , Basel , Luxembourg, Cardiff, Edinburgh and New York . In addition to solo recitals she performs with several international orchestras including the Russian State Philharmonic, the Orchestra of the Palatinate Theatre, the Osaka Chamber Orchestra and the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie.
Quality classical music and a picnic enjoyed al fresco: Is there a more delectable combination? Make the night extra special with a picnic box containing a sandwich, garden salads, charcuterie and something sweet. Enoy it in the walled garden or on the Ballymaloe grounds before the concert. Reserve your box [€15] when booking concert tickets. Pre-booking is required.
Sachiko’s wide repertory spans classical and romantic pieces from Chopin, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Liszt, as well as composers from Impressionism and Expressionism.
Her CDs are produced by the renwoned classic label, Oehms Classic. Her latest CD presents works by Beethoven and Schumann, and won won the ‘Music Arena Performance of the Year 2014’ award in Japan.
Born in Yokohama, Japan, Sachiko took her first piano lesson at the age of three. After winning the ‘New Pianist’ competition in Japan, she came to Germany to study at the music university in Detmold and at the Robert Schumann University in Düsseldorf. Her teachers were Arnulf v. Arnim, Roberto Szidon, Detlev Kraus, Naoyuki Taneda and Willem Brons. She also took masterclasses in Salzburg (Prof. Liske), Weimar (Prof. Ringeissen) and Sion, Switzerland (Prof. Szidon).
Monday, November 26, 2018 at 8:00 PM Herbst Theatre – San Francisco
International Concert Pianist, Sachiko Furuhata-Kersting brings her emotionally charged recital to the Herbst Theatre SF A Piano Performance of breathtaking virtuosity, prepare to be dazzled by all its intensity, and numbness as Sachiko glides her way across the keyboard!
Setlist Chopin nocturne C sharp minor posthumous Chopin Etude Op 25 No 7, Op 10 No 12 “Revolutionary Etude” Chopin Sonata No2 B Flat Minor Op35
Interval Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition