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Sakurako Kanemitsu | It’s Something Beautiful | Graduating Student Recital

Thursday, May 9, 2024   |   8:00 pm 9:00 pm

Free – $20.00
Longy’s performance are free and open to the public, but please register in advance.

All Longy students present full recitals as part of their education and ongoing evolution as artists. They are charged with thinking critically about what stories they tell, whose voices to amplify, and who’s in the room for their event while also considering how to use performance spaces in innovative ways and how to truly engage audiences and create interactive music experiences.

Sakurako Kanemitsu is a student of Andrius Žlabys.

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Boston-based pianist Sakurako Kanemitsu is a colorful and creative interpreter of music ranging from the established classical repertoire to the music of our time. She began her studies at the age of 5 in Tokyo, Japan, and has since performed as soloist and chamber pianist in Italy, Germany, and the United States. Recently, Ms. Kanemitsu received an Artist-in-Residence award from University of California, Davis in support of a collaborative project involving the university’s graduate composers, award-winning choreographer Jacob Gutiérrez-Montoya, and cellist Michael Dahlberg. Sakurako earned her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Piano Performance from Sacramento State School of Music, where she also worked as a teaching assistant and administrative assistant for the School of Music’s Piano Series. Her previous teachers include Steinway Artists Richard Cionco, Kirsten Smith, Natsuki Fukasawa, and Tanya Gabrielian. In 2013, Ms. Kanemitsu became the youngest student to receive the exclusive Saturday Club Scholarship in Piano. During her graduate studies, she received the Music Research Symposium Award for her research on the connection between Friedrich Chopin’s composed works and his improvisations. Sakurako is currently pursuing a Graduate Performance Diploma at Longy School of Music of Bard College as the Barbara Roth Donaldson Scholar. She is currently studying with Grammy-nominated pianist, Andrius Žlabys.
Please visit www.sakurakopiano.com for upcoming concerts or if you are interested in taking private lessons!


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Thursday, May 9, 2024
8:00 pm 9:00 pm
Free – $20.00
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Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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