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黒田 亜樹
Aki Kuroda

- Japan  - Piano

ジャンル越えたマルチピアニスト

東京藝術大学卒業後、イタリア・ペスカーラ音楽院高等課程を最高位修了。フランス音楽コンクール優勝。ジローナ20世紀音楽コンクール現代作品特別賞受賞。現代音楽演奏コンクール優勝、朝日現代音楽賞受賞。「ISCM世界音楽の日々」「現代の音楽展」「サントリーサマーフェスティバル」「B→Cバッハからコンテンポラリー」など、内外作品の初演を多数手がける。

2013年バンドネオンの小松亮太と共にピアソラのオペラ『ブエノスアイレスのマリア』を、ピアソラ元夫人で歌手のアメリータ・バタールを迎え完全上演し、話題を呼んだ。国外ではサルデーニャのSpazio Musica現代音楽祭、パルマのレッジョ劇場、シチリアのエトネ音楽祭出演などイタリアを中心に活動。

ビクターより「タンゴ2000」「タルカス&展覧会の絵」、イタリアLIMENより「ブルクミュラーエチュード全曲集」DVDなど録音多数。2014年にはアメリカのオドラデクレーベルより「火の鳥~20世紀音楽ピアノのための編曲集」リリース。「東京現音計画」メンバーとして2014年4月サントリー芸術財団第13回佐治敬三賞受賞。

現在、ミラノ在住。

After graduating from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts, pianist Aki Kuroda went on to further her studies in Italy with Bruno Mezzena, receiving a degree in twentieth-century piano music with distinction from the Accademia Musicale Pescarese.

Aki performs extensively as a soloist and a chamber musician both in Japan and in Europe, especially in Italy. She won first prizes in the 1993 French Music Competition and the 1997 Contemporary Music Competition. In 1995, she was awarded the Xavier Montsalvage Prize for Performance of Contemporary Piano Music in Spain.

Besides the classical repertoire, Kuroda has performed pieces by many contemporary composers, such as Ligeti, Xenakis, Donatoni, Boulez, Campo, Mochizuki and Takemitsu. In 2003 she gave a brilliant performance in the Teatro Regio di Parma, playing Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and a composition dedicated to her by Maurizio Pisati. She subsequently performed Michael Jarrell’s Modifications at the Ticino Musica Festival. In 2004, Kuroda gave a wonderful performance of Schoenberg’s Kammersymphonie Op. 9 in its piano solo version in Tokyo and Osaka. At present Kuroda is working with renowned musicians such as the clarinettist Alessandro Carbonare and the Prometheus Quartet.

She has devoted special attention to Astor Piazzolla’s works, to whom her first solo albums are dedicated (Japan Victor). Kuroda is acclaimed not only as a classical and contemporary music pianist, but also as a tango and jazz music performer. Her videogame music recording Final Fantasy X. XIII, Piano Collection has been universally praised. In 2004, she released the album Tarkus and Pictures at an Exhibition, dedicated to the works of Keith Emerson. In 2008, she performed Sylvano Bussotti’s new composition The Poetic Keyboard at the Cagliari Spaziomusica Festival.

Aki Kuroda’s 2014 disc ‘Firebird’, released by the Ordradek label, has also earned her considerable critical acclaim, receiving 5 stars from the BBC Music Magazine among various other distinctions. Kuroda is also a member of the Tokyo Gen’On project and the commission of the Piano Teachers’ National Association of Japan (PTNA).