Chiharu Sakai
Japan, °1961
PIANO 1991 : Seventh Prize
Chiharu Sakai was born in Yokohama, Japan. After obtaining a master in music at the Tokyo Fine Arts and Music University, she went to Europe to continue her studies with a Rotary scholarship. She has won several international competitions such as the 1st prize of London International piano competition, 1st prize of Maria Canals in Spain and is a finalist of the Marguerite Long competition in Paris. She has played with the Philharmonia Orchestra in London, NHK Orchestra in Tokyo and the Lisbon Orchestra in Portugal, among others. She has taught at Colgate University and was an accompanist at Hamilton College in New York State. Currently, she is an associate professor of Kyoto City University of Arts in Japan.
Final (30/05/1991)
Patrice Challulau Concerto : Ne la Città dolente, 9 Images d'Enfer, d'après Dante n. 4
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata n. 9 in D major KV 311
Camille Saint-Saëns Concerto n. 2 in G minor op. 22
Chiharu Sakai, piano
National Orchestra of Belgium, dir. Ronald Zollman
Semi-final (15/05/1991)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Minuet in D major KV 355
Paul-Baudouin Michel Persona per pianoforte
Maurice Ravel Miroirs
Enrique Granados Los requiebros (Goyescas)
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata n. 13 in E flat major op. 27/1
Joseph Jongen Toccata
Chiharu Sakai, piano
Relive the performances of Violin 2024
The Competition's CD's
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