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Taka Kigawa


Critically acclaimed pianist Taka Kigawa has earned outstanding international recognition as a recitalist, soloist, and chamber music artist since winning the Diploma Prize at the 1998 Concurs Internacional Maria Canals De Barcelona, with such accolades from The New York Times as “A phenomenon, there’s no denying that he is something special.” and from La Nacíon (Buenos Aires, Argentina) “Taka Kigawa is a stupendous virtuoso.” Kigawa’s New York recital in 2010 was chosen as one of the best concerts of the year by The New York Times. He has performed extensively as a recitalist and soloist with appearances in Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Severance Hall in Cleveland, Cité de la Musique and Salle Gaveau in Paris, Plau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, and Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. He has collaborated closely with such renowned musicians as Pierre Boulez, Myung-Whun Chung and Jonathan Nott.

Mr. Kigawa graduated from The Juilliard School, where he earned his Master of Music degree.