Takashi Sato
Japan, °1983
PIANO 2010 : Laureate
Born in Akita, Japan, in 1983, Takashi Sato is recognised as one of the most outstanding Japanese pianists of his generation. He has won prizes at several competitions, including the Music Competition of Japan 2001 (1st prize), the Schubert International Piano Competition 2007 (1st prize), the Queen Elisabeth Competition 2010 (laureate), and the Città di Cantù International Piano Competition 2011 (1st prize). After graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts with top honours in 2006, he studied with Arie Vardi at Hanover University for Music and Drama until 2011, when he was awarded the Diplom-Konzertsolist. He also attended the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna under the tutelage of Roland Keller. Alongside his accomplishments as soloist, working with numerous orchestras including the NHK Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Osaka Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony, and the Belgian National Orchestra, he is equally appreciated as an adept chamber musician and has collaborated with many renowned artists, including Karl Leister, Horigome Yuzuko, Watanabe Reiko, Sato Shunske, and Kamio Mayuko. A recording of Edvard Grieg’s complete sonatas for violin and piano with Sato Shunske was awarded a Grand Prize by the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan at the National Arts Festival in 2007. Since 2014, he has been giving a recital series, ‘Schubert-Zyklus’, in Tokyo, presenting the complete works for piano of Franz Schubert.
Final 2010: Takashi Sato
Semi-final 2010: Takashi Sato - concerto
Semi-final 2010: Takashi Sato - recital
Final (26/05/2010)
Franz Schubert Sonata in A major D 959
Minje Jeon Target
Sergey Prokofiev Concerto n. 1 in D flat major op. 10
Takashi Sato, piano
National Orchestra of Belgium, dir. Marin Alsop

Récital (12/05/2010)

Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata n. 32 in C minor op. 111
Jean-Luc Fafchamps Back to the Sound
Franz Liszt - Robert Schumann Widmung
Béla Bartók Sonata BB 88
Takashi Sato, piano

Concerto (15/05/2010)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto n. 17 in G major KV 453
Takashi Sato, piano
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Paul Goodwin
First round (06/05/2010)
Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and Fugue n. 7 in E flat major BWV 876
Sergey Rachmaninov Etude-tableau in D major op. 39/9
Fryderyk Chopin Barcarolle in F sharp major op. 60
Franz Liszt Grande étude de Paganini n. 3
Takashi Sato, piano
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