Is privileged to present the First
Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic, Daishin Kashimoto in a recital
with pianist Eric Le Sage At 8:00pm at the
Convent Ballroom. The concert is sponsored by Parasol Foundation.
is First Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic and a soloist in high
demand across the globe. When he was three years old, his parents gave
him an array of toy instruments: piano, clarinet, flute etc. But the one
Daishin Kashimoto liked best was the violin, because it gave him two
different “toys” – violin and bow – to use at the same time. And so it
also became “his” instrument, on which he had his first lessons from
Kumiko Etoh in Tokyo.
In 1986 he went to the Juilliard School of Music in New York as a young
student in the Pre-College Division; in 1990 – first in the preparatory
school, then as a full student – he moved to the Lübeck Musikhochschule.
From 1999 to 2004 he was a pupil of Rainer Kussmaul at the Freiburg
Musikhochschule. Daishin Kashimoto, who grew up in Japan, Germany and the
USA, has already appeared as a soloist with many international
orchestras, including the Boston Symphony, Orchestre Nationale de France,
Bavarian and Frankfurt Radio Symphony orchestras, Dresden Staatskapelle, St.
Petersburg Philharmonic, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Czech
Philharmonic as well as the NHK Symphony. He has performed with
conductors Seiji Ozawa, Lorin Maazel, Semyon Bychkov, Sir Simon Rattle,
Mariss Jansons and Charles Dutoit amongst many others.
He is first prize winner of a long list of competitions, including the
6th Menuhin International Junior Violin Competition in England in 1993,
the International Competition for Violinists in Cologne in 1994 and in
1996, both the International Fritz Kreisler Violin Competition in Vienna
and the Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud International Competition for
Piano and Violin in Paris.
Daishin lives in Berlin with his family. He plays on a violin made by
Andrea Guarneri, 1674.
Eric Le Sage
is established as one of the leading pianists of his generation and a
famous representative of the French piano school, regularly boasted for
his very subtle sound, his real sense of structure and poetic phrasing.
Already when he was 20 years old, the Financial Times had described him
as “an extremely cultivated disciple of the great French tradition of
Schumann piano”. In 2010, die Zeit, praised his “ideal French piano
aesthetics and clarity”
Eric is invited to perform as a soloist with the Los Angeles
Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra,
the Saint-Louis Symphony Orchestra, the SWR Symphony Orchestra, the
Bremen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the
Gothenburg Philharmonic, the Rotterdam Philharmonic,, the NHK Symphony
Orchestra, the Dresden Philharmonic, the Orchestre National du Capitole
de Toulouse, the Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre
Philharmonique de Radio France, the Orchestre National d’Ile de France,
the Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, with
conductors like Edo de Waart, Stéphane Denève, Louis Langrée, Michel
Plasson, Michael Stern, Sir Simon Rattle…
The programme will
feature compositions for violin and piano by G. Faure, J. Brahms and C.
Tickets priced at £20.00 are available from
Sacarello’s coffee shop – restaurant in Irish Town and The Silver Shop at
222 Main Street or online at www.buytickets.gi A limited number of
tickets at £10.00 are available to senior citizens and students via the
John Mackintosh Hall at 308 Main Street. Further information on + 350 200
72134 or www.philharmonic.gi