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Faculty Artist Series; Miko Kominami, piano

  • Date: Friday, March 12, 2021
  • Time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Location: Livestream Event

Music Faculty pianist Miko Kominami will perform the Goldberg Variations by J.S. Bach as a solo piano recital on March 12th at 7:30 pm.  The Goldberg Variations begins with a simple and beautiful Aria, followed by thirty variations, concluding with a reprise of the Aria.  The piece was originally composed for the harpsichord, but Kominami will present her interpretation of the work on the modern piano.  This event will be livestreamed and can be viewed at https://portal.stretchinternet.com/luthermusic/.

Program

Pianist Miko Kominami graduated from the Juilliard School, and currently enjoys a varied career on the faculty at Luther College, and as Principal Keyboardist of Orchestra Iowa. She has concertized extensively throughout North America, including performances in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Minneapolis, Boston, Washington D.C., and Toronto, both as a soloist and a collaborator with other artists. As a concerto soloist, she has performed with Orchestra Iowa, Danbury Symphony, Kishwaukee Symphony, Malibu Coast Chamber Orchestra, and the Luther College Symphony.

Ms. Kominami gave her New York Solo Debut Recital at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in 1996, as a result of winning the Artists International Award. She was acclaimed by New York Concert Review as “both a virtuosic and a musicianly performer.” Other awards include a Canada Council Arts Grant, and First Prize at the 1996 Concerto Soloists’ Competition in Philadelphia. She has performed live on WFMT Chicago, as well as Maine and Iowa Public Radio Stations.

In addition to her solo engagements, Ms. Kominami is a founding member of the Murasaki Duo, a cello/piano ensemble. In 2005, the Duo toured Scandinavia. It regularly performs on chamber music series throughout the nation, and has released recordings on the Centaur Records and Delos labels. Its latest recording won the Violoncello Foundation’s Fourth Listeners’ Choice Award. Ms. Kominami can also be heard on other recordings released by Delos, Innova, and Fleur de Son Classics.

 

Questions? Contact Miko Kominami, 563-387-1387