Free Lunchtime Concert: Ikuko Inoguchi


Presented by the University of Southampton Music Department

Beethoven Sonata in F-sharp major, Op 78
Cowell Snows of Fuji-Yama
Pagodes from Estampes
Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir from Préludes, Book I
Jonathan Harvey Haiku
Joe Cutler Local Music for piano and harmonica (2020) world premiere
Tōru Takemitsu Rain Tree Sketch II -In Memoriam Olivier Messiaen
Olivier Knussen Prayer Bell Sketch, Op. 29
Karen Tanaka Crystalline II

The Music Department are delighted to welcome Japanese pianist Ikuko Inoguchi to our lunchtime concert series as an official part of the Japan-UK Season of Culture.

Acclaimed for her subtle sonority and fascinating colourful tones (Der Kessener), Japanese pianist Ikuko Inoguchi enjoys a dual career as a performer and musicologist internationally.

As a soloist and chamber musician, Ikuko has performed in concert series and festivals across the UK, Germany, Finland, Italy, France, USA, and Japan and at prestigious venues, such as St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London and Aichi Art Theatre in Japan. She has presented a number of papers and lecture-recitals at international conferences, symposiums, and research seminars. Recently she was an invited speaker and performer at a study day of The BBC Total Immersion: Music from Japan, a Takemitsu Society meeting, The Contemporary Music Research Centre at the University of York, and Trinity Laban Conservatory of Music. She has also coached students at Royal Welsh Conservatoire of Music, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music, and City, University of London.

Ikuko’s artistic and scholarly activities have generously been supported by Gluck Music Fellowship, Dean’s Grant, Noris Piano Award, Beverly Sears Grant, and Mu Phi Epsilon.

All welcome, free admission, no registration required