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Cornish Presents Pianist Rei Hotoda

October 23, 2009

Seattle, WA – Cornish College of the Arts is proud to present pianist, and Dallas Symphony Assistant Conductor, Rei Hotoda in a recital of contemporary Asian piano music. Coinciding with the release of her first CD entitled Apparitions, Rei Hotoda presents a recital of compositions for solo piano by Asian and Asian-American composers entitled “Snatches of Conversations.” From the earlier work of familiar names like Toro Takemitsu and Yuji Takahashi, to more recent pieces by a younger generation of composers including Toshio Hosokawa, Vincent Ho, and Vivian Fung, Hotoda brings to light a wealth of seldom heard piano repertoire in her masterful performances.

REI HOTODA
Performance, Saturday, November 21, 8 pm
Master Class, Friday, November 20, 12 pm

PONCHO Concert Hall
710 East Roy Street
Tickets: $18 general advance, $20 general at door, $10 students, alumni & seniors

For more information on how to purchase tickets please visit http://www.cornish.edu/events or call 206.726.5011.

About the artist

Conductor and pianist, Rei Hotoda is one of America’s most dynamic classical musicians. As a pianist Hotoda began her training in Tokyo, Japan at age three, continuing her studies after immigrating to the United States at age five. As a solo pianist, she has performed numerous solo and chamber concerts in North America; she has played live on WFMT with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, at the Ravinia Music Festival, and on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial concert series. Her piano teachers have included John Perry, Barry Snyder and Emilio Del Rosario. She holds a Bachelor of Music in piano performance from the Eastman School of Music and a Doctorate in piano performance from the University of Southern California.

More about the program

Toru Takemitsu– Rain Tree Sketch (1983)
Yuji Takahashi – Piano4 (An Automat in Sugiyami Ward) (2002).
Noriko Hisada – Genro-shi (2000)
Vincent Ho – Reflection on the Water (2000)
Toshio Hosokawa– Nacht Klange (1996)
Chan Ka Nin – Rhythm of Life (2005)
Kotoka Suzuki – Hidden Voices (2003)
Vivian Fung – Glimpses for prepared piano, Kotekan, Snow, Chant (2006)

For additional information or to request images, please contact Meike Kaan or Beth Fleenor.

About Cornish College of the Arts

Cornish College of the Arts is nationally recognized as a premier college of the visual and performing arts offering Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in dance, theater, art, design and performance production, and a Bachelor of Music degree. A pioneer in arts education, Cornish College of the Arts sprang from the remarkable vision of Nellie Cornish, a woman determined to cultivate the arts in Seattle when it was scarcely more than a frontier town. Her philosophy of educating the artist through exposure to all the arts was progressive at the time, and continues to be innovative today.