Shizue Sano - Classical Pianist
Program for July 8:
Shizue Sano, pianist
-Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 1750): Allegro; Andante; and Presto, from Italian Concerto, BWV. 971.
-Claude Debussy (1862 1918): Voiles; Le vent dans la plaine; and Les sons et les parfums tournent dans lair du soir, from Preludes Book 1 (1909 1910)
-Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 1827): Allegro assai; Andante con moto; and Allegro ma non troppo Presto, from Sonata Op. 57 in F minor,
-Isaac Albéniz (1860 1909): Evocación - El Puerto and Triana, from Iberia (1905 -1909).
-Franz Liszt (1811 1886) from Rhapsodie Espagnole, S. 254 (1863).
Shizue Sano has been active in solo, chamber music, and orchestral music for many years nationally and internationally. She enjoys sharing her music and connecting with the audience very much. It is her ultimate goal to bring happiness to them and uplift their spirit. She is a firm believer in the healing power of music.
Shizue Sano has given many performances regionally and across the United States. She has performed in Japan, Belgium, and Poland as well. Not only appearing as the featured soloist with major orchestras but also performing the piano part in many of major 20th Century orchestral repertoires.
Shizue loves playing chamber music. She has performed with many prominent musicians, including late violin grand master teacher, Roman Totenberg. Her performance of Ravel's violin sonata with him is included in the CD set "The Art of Roman Totenberg". For more information, please click here to follow the link. She has also collaborated with cellist, Terry King, and recorded Aaron Copland's unpublished works for Cello and Piano.
Her solo repertoires span a wide range of periods, styles and composers, but she is probably best known for her performances of Mozart, Chopin and Liszt. A versatile and quick learner with a huge repertoire, she is highly sought after as a collaborative pianist as well. She also enjoys working with young musicians for their recitals and auditions, and gives them strong support.
Shizue's performance of Bach Partita No. 5 in D Major is now a part of the music library at Musopen.org.
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