Mari Kodama

Performing with her daughter Karin Kei Nagano - Saturday April 25, 2015 @ 2PM - Stratus Vineyards

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Her performances... are graceful, fluent, and musically transparent... a faultless flow of sound.
— Gramophone
Commanding and electrifying
— The Los Angeles Times

Mari Kodama has established an international reputation for profound musicality and articulate virtuosity at the keyboard. In performances throughout Europe, the United States and Japan, she plays a broad repertoire in a powerful yet elegant style.

Highlights of Ms. Kodama’s 2014 season feature appearances throughout Europe, North America and Japan including concerts with the Gothenburg Symphony,  the  Jyväskylä Sinfonia where she plays the Alban Berg Chamber Concerto for Piano and Violin with Viviane Hagner, a work they reprise both in performance and for a recording with the Deutsche Symphonie Orchester in Berlin. Recitals take Mari to Nantes, San Francisco, San José, on tour to Mexico and Japan. She is also seen in duo recital with her daughter Karin Kei Nagano in Paris and Mont Tremblant (Quebec) and with her sister,  Momo Kodama, in Paris. Recent engagements include her debut with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra for  Stenhammer’s Concerto No. 2, a work that she has previously performed in New York to critical acclaim and the world premiere of Jean-Pascal Beinthus’s Double Piano Concerto.

A major highlight of the season is the September 2014 release of the complete collection of Mari’s Beethoven Piano Sonatas recordings as a box set (Pentatone), the culmination of more than a decade’s work. In addition, her discography also includes Prokofiev’s Concertos nos.  1 and 3 with the Philharmonia Orchestra on the ASV label, and Chopin No. 2 and Carl Loewe's  Second  Piano Concerto with the Russian National Orchestra on PentaTone Classics, Beethoven’s Piano concerti Nos. 1-5 and Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Kent Nagano.