Pianist Satoko Inoue is renowned throughout Japan, Europe and the US as a leading interpreter of contemporary solo piano music. She has premiered works by some of Japan’s foremost composers including Jo Kondo, Yoritsune Matsudaira, Satoshi Tanaka, Yuji Itoh. She is also known for performing works of other contemporary composers including Toru Takemitsu, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Henry Cowell, Giancinto Scelsi, Luciano Berio, and others.
In 1991 Ms. Inoue began presenting the solo piano series “Satoko Plays Japan” at major venues in that country. She performed over a hundred contemporary pieces in concerts in this well-respected series. Before this she was pianist with Musica Practica Ensemble Tokyo, a leading Japanese ensemble which introduced many important pieces of new music to Japan. For the last 14 years she has continued to commission and perform new works on her Music Documents series of concerts in Tokyo.
Besides her performing in Japan, Satoko Inoue has appeared at major European festivals including Darmstadt, the International Experimental Music Festival in Bourges, and at Japan Year (Germany). She has recorded two solo CDs on HatHut Records, Japan Piano 1996 and Jo Kondo Works for Piano. She has also worked with Luc Ferrari to record piano/percussion compositions for HatHut. Her most recent recording of Morton Feldman’s For Bunita Marcus is available on the ALM label.
Her performance at the Center for New Music will include Tennyson Songbooks by Jo Kondo, Melatan by Yugi Itoh, Litany II by Satoshi Tanaka, Three for Piano by Robert Coburn, and works by John Cage and others.
Satoko Inoue is co-presented by the Center with NEXMAP.