Pianist Yoko Kawano Official Website
Preserve The Tradition
Yoko Kawano is one of the legitimate successors of classical music.
She learn piano with Toyoko Kreuter since high school. Toyoko Kreuter was most famous japanese pianist. From her , she learned German music and Chopin's music.
She studied abroad at Canada and France when she was 38 years old.
She still develop one's traditional piano music.
She can play German music , French music , American music , Chopin's music and Japanese music.
She is one of the traditionist about world music.
Yoko Kawano was born in Tokyo in August 1953. At 11 years old , she entered a special school for gifted children, the name is TOHO GAKUEN School of Music. ( Seiji Ozawa from same school. )
At 16 years old , she met the teacher name is Toyoko Kreuter. Yoko wanted to be pianist.The teacher recommend her to go to KUNITATI music college.
( Joe Hisaishi was hers senior by three years at the college. )
Graduate school , she performed many concerts , became a pianist in japan.
So, she start work at YAMAHA music school , to training piano teacher.
After that she while continuing the performance activities , she teaught the piano to a high school student who will be a nursery teacher in a private high school.
During a busy life, at the age of 38, at the request of the piano concerto from Chiyoda Philharmony, she played the piano concerto of Mozart.
Taking this opportunity, she received scholarships in Canada and France to study abroad in order to achieve further heights.
Later, during high-school teachers, fostering upbringing at home, She appeared at national and international music festivals and received acclaim.
Her home students have gone on to go to Japanese music high school , college , and graduate schools, while they have also advanced to the Royal Music School in Belgium and the Regional Music Academy in Paris
After a number of jobs, she have taught over 1300 students in total.
The number of concerts also performed 150 stage.
Repertoire with orchestra
Beethoven - Concerto No.2 B flat major Op. 19
Beethoven - Concerto No.3 C minor Op.37
Beethoven - Concerto No.4 G major Op.58
Beethoven - Concerto No.5 E flat major Op.73
Chopin - Concerto No.1 E minor Op.11
Chopin - Concerto No.2 F minor Op.21
Chopin - Andante Spianato et
Grande Polonaise Brillante
Grieg - Concerto A minor Op.16
Mendelssohn - Concerto for 2 pianos & orchestra E major
Mozart - Concerto No.9 E flat major kv.271 "Jeunehomme"
Mozart - Concerto No.19 F major kv.459
Mozart - Concerto No.20 D minor kv.466
Mozart - Concerto No.21 C major kv.467
Mozart - Concerto No.23 A major kv.488
Schumann - Concerto A minor Op.54
Solo piano repertore (French)
Children's Corner Suite
La Suite Bergamasque
D'un cahier d'esquisse
Etudes No.3, No.7
Hommage à Haydn
Images Book Ⅰ, Ⅱ (complete)
La plus que lente
Book Ⅰ No.5, No.6, No.7, No.8, No.10
Book Ⅱ No.1, No.3 No.4, No.5, No.6,
No.7, No.8, No.11, No.12
Les soirs illuminés par l'ardeur du charbon
Barcarolle No.1 A minor
Nocturne No.1 E flat minor
Nocturne No.2 B major
Nocturne No.8 D flat major
Impromptus No.7, No.15
Solo piano repertoire (German)
The Art of Fugue (extracts)
English Suite No.2 BWV 807 A minor
English Suite No.6 BWV 808 G minor
France Suite No.5 BWV 816 G major
France Suite No.6 BWV 817 E major
Italian Concerto in F major
Partita No.1 B flat major
Partita No.6 E minor
WTC BookI (extracts)
WTC BookII (extracts)
Rondo C major Op.51 No.1
Sonata Op.2 No.1
Sonata Op.2 No.2
Sonata Op.10 No.2
Sonata Op.10 No.3
Sonata Op.13 "Pathetique"
Sonata Op.27 No.2 "Mondschein"
Sonata Op.31 No.1
Sonata Op.31 No.2 "Tempest"
Sonata Op.31 No.3
Sonata Op.49 No.1
Sonata Op.49 No.2
Sonata Op.53 "Waldstein"
Sonata Op.57 "Apassionata"
Sonata Op.81a "Les Adieux"
Solo piano repertore (Chopin)
4 Ballades Op.23, Op.38, Op.47, Op.52
Etude Op.10 (extracts)
Etude Op.25 (extracts)
Impromptu No.3 Op.51
Fantasy Impromptu Op.66
Mazurka Op.6, No.3,
Op.50 No.3, Op.67-1,2, Op.68-4
Nocturnes Op.9 No.2, Op.15 No.1&2,
Op.27 No.1&2, Op.48 No.1&2, C# minor
Polonaise Op.53 "Heroique"
Polonaise Fantasie Op.61
24 Preludes Op.28
Scherzo No.2 Op.31
Scherzo No.3 Op.39
Sonata No.2 B flat minor Op.35
Sonata No.3 B minor Op.58
Waltz Op.18, Op.34-1,2, Op.42, 64-1,2,3
Have more and more
Four Ballades Op.10
Six Piano PIeces Op.118
Four Piano Pieces Op.119
Sonata D major Hob.XVI:24
Sonata B minor Hob XVI:32
Sonata C major Hob.XVI:35
Sonata D major Hob.XVI:49
Sonata E flat major Hob.XVI:52
Venetianisches Gondellied Op.30-6
Phantasie (Scotish Sonata) Op.28
Fantasy D minor kv.397
Fantasy C minor kv.475
Sonata C major Kv.279
Sonata G major kv.283
Sonata C major kv.309
Sonata A minor kv.310
Sonata D major kv.311
Sonata C major kv.330
Sonata A major kv.331
Sonata F major kv.332
Sonata B major kv.333
Sonata C minor kv.457
Sonata F major kv.533
Sonata C major kv.545
Sonata D major kv.576
Variations on a theme of
“Laat ons Junichen, Batavieren” Kv.24
Variations on a theme of
"Ah, vous dirai-je maman" Kv.265
Variations on a theme of Duport kv.573
Impromptu Op.90 No.1,2,3,4
Moment Musical Op.94 No.3
Allegro B minor Op.8
Aufschwung Op.12 no.2
Drei Fantasiestucke Op.111
8 Novelletten Op.21