April 9th, 7pm, Conrad Prebys Music Center, Concert Hall
Mari Kawamura, piano
Mari Kawamura is a concert pianist whose curiosity and wide-ranging interests have taken her in many directions.
Her repertoire includes pieces by William Byrd, late Scriabin, Xenakis, Cage and several contemporary Japanese composers. She has been collaborating with composers for many years and has premiered many works by young composers. She has appeared in the major festivals, such as Tanglewood Music Center, Spoleto Festival USA and the Darmstadt International Summer Course and has given both solo and chamber music concerts in various venues, including Jordan Hall (Boston), Regent Hall (London) and Kirsten Kjær Museum (Denmark). Her 2013 performance of Xenakis’s Dikthas at the SICPP in Boston was described as “an unrelenting volcanic eruption” by NEWMUSICBOX.