Orléans Concours International First Prize Winner Takuya Otaki in Concert

01 December 2017 | 19:30 – 22:00

Location: Columbia Global Centers | Paris, 4 rue de Chevreuse, Paris, 6e

After classical training, Japanese-born pianist Takuya Otaki put his talent and virtuosity at the service of the contemporary repertoire. In 2016, he won First Prize at the 12th Orléans Concours International piano competition, the coveted Blanche Selva Special Award, and also won the Olivier Greif Special Award and the Maurice Ohana Special Award. After a series of concerts in Japan and Europe, he has been the 2017 piano soloist at the prestigious International Ensemble Modern
Academy in Frankfurt.

His Paris recital at the Arts Arena celebrates the release of his first recording, “Béla Bartók et la virtuosité,” a coproduction of the Orléans Concours International and the FY-Solstice label. He will perform a program of Boucourechliev, Scarlatti, Liszt, Parra, and Bartók.

Free and open to the public. A coupe de champagne with the artist will follow his performance.

Reservations required.