Born in Japan, Keisuke Nakagoshi began his piano studies at the age of 10 and came to the United States at the age of 18. Nakagoshi earned his Bachelors degree in Composition and Masters degree in Chamber Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Graduating as the recipient of multiple top awards, he was selected in 2005 to represent the SFCM for the Kennedy Center’s Conservatory Project, a program featuring the most promising young musicians from major conservatories across the United States. In 2006 as winner of the Conservatory’s Piano Concerto Competition, he performed Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 at their inaugural orchestra concert.
Nakagoshi is currently Pianist-in-Residence at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He has appeared several times with the San Francisco Symphony under both Michael Tilson Thomas and Herbert Blomstedt. In 2009 he formed the piano duet ZOFO with Swiss pianist Eva-Maria Zimmermann; their debut recording Mind Meld was nominated for a Grammy award for Best Chamber Music Performance in 2013.
In addition to performing with symphonies and playing an expansive repertoire of chamber music, Nakagoshi tours as principal pianist and slide guitarist with conductor George Daugherty’s award-winning “Bugs Bunny on Broadway” and “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony,” performing with American orchestras from coast to coast.
“…a musical genius who can play anything and make it sound interesting.”-Michael Strickland
“…wonderfully sonorous, plangent pianism…extreme musicality and warmth.”–San Francisco Classical Voice
“A standing ovation was the reward for a stunning performance.” –Classical Sonoma
“…remarkable perfection” –Frankenberger Zeitung, Germany
Repertoire to delight and move audiences, from Gershwin’s Preludes to Beethoven’s Appassionata, Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit and the Adagio from Khachaturian’s Spartacus. And for audiences young and young at heart, a bit of musical entomology…a study of insects through music: Grieg’s Butterfly, Britten’s Grasshopper, Bartok’s From the Diary of a Fly, Scriabin’s Mosquito, Rachmaninoff’s Flight of the Bumblebee and the world premiere of Moth by lauded composer Jack Curtis Dubowsky.
On Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 8pm the Fremont Symphony Orchestra presents Keisuke Nakagoshi in Recital at the Logan High School Center for the Performing Arts.
Tickets: Adults $45 – 49/ Students $20
Logan High School Center for the Performing Arts
1800 H Street. Union City
For questions please call: (510) 371-4859.