KIMIKO ISHIZAKA - Well Tempered Clavier Tour

J S BACH - Well Tempered Clavier, Volume 1, BWV 846-893


The Open Goldberg Project presents German-Japanese pianist Kimiko Ishizaka on tour with Book I of Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier. Ms. Ishizaka’s tour will take her to North America with appearances in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Rockport, Massachusetts, New York City, Toronto, Canada and now London's 1901 Arts Club.

Kimiko Ishizaka, a brilliant pianist of Japanese heritage born in Germany, is a fervent advocate of loosening the rules of classical recording availability that continue to limit free access through copyright law extensions to many recordings that she believes should be in the public domain. To counter this trend Ms. Ishizaka launched her Open Goldberg Project in early 2012, a complete performance of J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations on a Bösendorfer 290 Imperial Grand in audiophile sound that is available for download absolutely free. Ms. Ishizaka and her software-savvy husband Robert Douglass worked with Werner Schweer in cooperation with the MuseScore software team to come up with a new critical edition of the Goldberg score that can be downloaded for free simultaneously with the recorded version.

Kimiko Ishizaka’s live engagements have brought her to such venues as the Orchester Beethovenhalle Bonn; Klassische Philharmonie, Bonn; Jackson Symphony Orchestra, Michigan; Berliner Philharmonie; Kölner Philharmonie; Alte Oper Frankfurt; Gewandhaus in Leipzig; and the Opera Bayreuth. Her festival appearances include the Schleswig Holstein Musikfestival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Beethovenfest Bonn, Braunschweiger Kammermusikpodium, and the Rheingau Musikfestival, Germany.

Ticketholders are invited to join Ms Ishizaka in the Club's bar after the performance.

Tickets include a free pre-concert drink.
1901 Arts Club, London on Wednesday 30 January 2013
Doors open at 7:00PM
Starts at 7:30PM
Ticket Price: £30.00*
*booking fee applies