Keigo Mukawa

“In the cadence of the Andantino, he enters into a dialogue with his keyboard, in which his virtuosity is dazzling and almost diabolical. And what power! He shines with ease in the Scherzo, presenting a wide range of dynamics. In the Intermezzo, his glissandi were of masterful precision. His playing in the Allegro tempestoso is fiery, yet with intimate sweetness in the delicate 'Ravelian' theme. In the solo, he listens to himself and expresses a suffering in crescendo, while remaining in perfect control of the formidable technical difficulties!" [Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 2]

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"Keigo Mukawa, a whirlwind of hallucinatory poetry"

LaLibre.be


Winner of the 3rd Prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition (2021) in Brussels and the 2nd Prize at the Long-Thibaud-Crespin Competition (2019) in Paris, Keigo Mukawa has given numerous concerts and recitals in Japan, China, Korea and throughout Europe. His double CD featuring the complete works for piano solo by Maurice Ravel was released by NOVA Record in November 2022. This CD was available exclusively in Japan, but was internationally released in February 2024 by the quality record label ET’CETERA.

He is known not only for his versatile tone quality, but also for his phenomenal interpretive abilities, thanks to which he is able to aptly express the stylistic aesthetic of virtually every period and composer. Apart from the modern piano, he also takes an avid interest in researching fortepiano technique, in relation to which he launched a fortepiano series in Tokyo last year.

He has performed as a soloist with various orchestras. In Europe, these include the National Orchestras of France, Lorraine, and Belgium as well as the Philharmonic Orchestras of both Brussels and Prague, and in Japan the Tokyo Symphony, Tokyo Philharmonic, Japan Philharmonic and Yomiuri Nippon Symphony orchestras.

Keigo Mukawa was born in Aichi, Japan. After studying at the Tokyo University of the Arts, he was awarded a master’s degree from the Paris Conservatoire in 2019. At present, he is continuing his studies in the fortepiano in Paris, where he currently resides.

 

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Rameau Gavotte et six doubles

Shostakovich Prelude & Fugue D flat major op. 87/15

Mozart Concerto No. 27 in B flat major KV 595

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