Hailed by international press for her “exceptionally high technical level” General-Anzeiger Bonn (Germany), Misuzu Tanaka has established herself as an artist of remarkable individuality with a rare combination of poetic sensitivity and breathtaking virtuosity.
Her recent live debut album, “Misuzu Tanaka in Concert” features works by Leoš Janáček and J. S. Bach, two composers who have been a constant source of her musical inspiration.
The album received stellar reviews from Canadian and American press. Misuzu has performed in prestigious concert venues throughout the world, from the Gewandhaus in Leipzig to Alice Tully Hall in New York.
Most recent highlights include appearance with the Amadeus Festival Orchestra and maestro John Zoltek as well as recitals at California State University Sacramento Piano Series, Distinguished Artists Series in Santa Cruz, Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts, Pro Musica in San Miguel de Allende and Chamber Music Society of Maryland. Misuzu Tanaka is a graduate of The Juilliard School and University of Michigan.
SEMIFINAL ROUND I
Janácek Piano Sonata 1.X.1905 “In the Street”
Prokofiev Sonata No.2 in D Minor, Op.14
SEMIFINAL ROUND II
Bach Italian Concerto, BWV 971
Beethoven Rondo a capriccio in G major, Op.129 “Rage over a lost penny”
Beethoven Sonata in E Major, Op.109
Rachmaninov Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op.42
No.5 in G Minor
No.4 in D Major
No.2 in B-flat Major