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Keisuke MORITA

JAPAN

  • date of birth: 1st of May 1997
  • studied cello with Sumiko Kurata and Dai Miyata at the Toho Gakuen College Music Department
  • participated in masterclasses with David Geringas, Frans Helmerson, Mario Brunello, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, István Várdai
  • received the Best Young Artist Award by Aoyama Music Foundation in Kyoto, 2017 and performed a recital tour in Japan
  • appeared in festivals: Pablo Casals in France, Kronberg Academy in Germany and the Miyazaki International Music Festival in Japan, where he performed with Mischa Maisky, Amanda Forsyth and Sadao Harada

 

Prizes: Laureate of Japan Music Competiton in 2014(First Prize and the Tokunaga, Kuroyanagi and Iwatani prizes), Laureate of the Romanian International Music Competition in Japan and Audience prize in 2018

 

Program:

First Round

Piatti Caprice no. 6 op. 25

Haydn Cello Concerto no. 1 in C major

Schumann Adagio and Allegro op. 70

 

Second Round

Schubert Arpeggione Sonata

Ligeti Sonata for Solo Cello

Popper Elfentanz op. 39

 

Semifinal

Enescu Sonata no. 2 in C major op. 26

Shostakovich Sonata in D minor op. 40

 

Final

Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor op. 104