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Lecture Concert by Naoya Otsuka, Comparison of Bach's "The Well-Tempered Clavier" on Organ and Harpsichord

Vol.7 Weaving the Future with Bach

 

February 6, 2022 (Sun) Start 2:00 pm

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A popular series of performances and explanations of Bach’s masterpiece “The Well-Tempered Clavier”, on both the Positif organ and harpsichord. Naoya Otsuka, who is active on the front lines as a performer and is also well known for his lectures and workshops on ancient music and instruments, has been approaching Bach’s music from various angles with guests invited from various fields such as dance and videos. We will finally conclude this series, which has been going on since 2018.

 

In the final session, we welcome London-based internationally active composer Yuka Takechi as our guest for the last six pieces of the collection. We will discuss the image of Bach from each composer’s and performer’s point of view, and Otsuka will perform a new piece commissioned by Takechi as a tribute to Bach. Musicians living today shed new light on the works of their beloved Bach – Pease join us for a time of thinking about the future with Bach.

SHOW INFO

Date

February.6.2022 (Sun) / 2:00pm(Open 1:20pm)

Venue

Saitama Arts Theater / Concert Hall

Artists

Naoya Otsuka (Positive organ, Harpsichord, Lecture)
Guest: Yuka Takechi (Composer)

Program

J. S. Bach: No.19 – No.24 from 《The Well-Tempered Clavier Vol.2》
Yuka Takechi : Commissioned new works of fiction《Bach Homaggio》

Organized by

Saitama Arts Foundation

Artist Profile

Naoya Otsuka / Positive organ, Harpsichord, Lecture
A graduate of the Tokyo University of the Arts, majored in harpsichord, and the Amsterdam Conservatory, majored in harpsichord and organ. Has been active as a basso continuo player in ensembles such as Ensemble Cordier and Bach Collegium Japan, and as a soloist on harpsichord, organ, and clavichord. Also conducts workshops throughout Japan for people who are new to these old keyboard instruments, and is dedicated to the training of future generations and the popularization of Baroque music. Currently a professor at the Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts, and a part-time lecturer at Kunitachi College of Music. Also an organ project advisor for Miyazaki Prefectural Art Theater and Saitama Arts Theater. A Music Director of Ensemble Cordier. Currently appearing on NHK-FM’s “The Joy of Old Music” as a guide. Official website: http://utremi.na.coocan.jp/

 

 


 

 

Yuka Takechi / Composer
After graduating top of the class in composition from Tokyo University of the Arts and completing graduate studies, was a fellow composer at the Tanglewood Music Festival of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and worked at the Juilliard School and IRCAM, the French National Institute of Music and Acoustics, on a Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs overseas program, before receiving PhD from the Royal Academy of Music (University of London). From 2012-2014, was a Visiting Associate Professor at the Royal Welsh College of Music, NY Summit Composer at Columbia University, and Specially Appointed Associate Professor at Wakayama University. Has received many awards, including the first Suntory Prize Keizo Saji Award (conducted by Kazushi Ohno, overall winner) and the Japan Arts and Culture Encouragement Prize. Her works have been performed by major performers in Europe and the US, from the Zagreb International Festival of Contemporary Music to the Tanglewood Music Festival and BBC3Music Matters. Awarded the ARAM Prize by the Royal Academy of Music in 2019. In 2021, she is scheduled to perform at the Contemporary Piano Festival at Trinity College in the UK, the UK premiere of “Winter Light”, a work commissioned for a recital by Kohtaro Fukuma at the Saitama Arts Theatre, and the premiere of a new work “Nofretete” commissioned by the Royal Academy of Music to commemorate its bicentenary.

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