Music at  ST MARY'S   Perivale

 

Sunday 20 February 3.00 pm

Shunta Morimoto (piano)


Beethoven: Piano sonata in E flat Op 27 no 1 (16')
Andante- Allegro / Allegro / Adagio / Allegro

Faure: Nocturne in D flat Op 63 (8')

De Falla: Fantasia Bética (11')

Franck: Prelude, Chorale et Fugue (17')

Shunta Morimoto was born  in Kyoto, Japan in December 2004. From an early age he showed  great talent for the piano. At the age of 12, in 2017, he won the prestigious First Prize and the “Fukuda Scholarship Award” by the Piano Teachers Association of Japan, one of the most important prizes for a young musician. This allowed him to study with some of the most important teaching  pianists in the world. He took part in the Van Cliburn Junior competition in Dallas, Texas at age 14 in May 2019 with exceptional public success. His performances have gone viral on the Internet and have earned him a large following of fans, critics, musicians all over the world. Since then he has performed in concert with leading musicians and symphony orchestra in Japan and abroad. In September 2020, he won the Second Prize in the “Piano Teachers Association of Japan” competition, one of the most important competitions in Japan. Following this victory he played Rachmaninov's Third Piano Concerto in with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.In the same year he was invited to the International music festival ARSONORE in Graz to perform the sextet for piano and strings by Mendelssohn Bartholdy with members of the Hagen quartet.In 2021 he played several concerts in Tokyo playing Schumann's concerto for piano and orchestra in A minor with Tacticart orchestra and Franck's piano quintet and the second sonata for violin and piano by Brahms. In November 2021, he had recital in the historic hall of the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome. He currently  studies with Maestro William Grant Naboré as a special student of the International Piano Academy Lake Como and studies piano accompaniment in the class of Maestro Giovanni Velluti at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome.

 

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