Taka Kigawa
"Extraordinary Pianist" - The New York Times
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The NY Times "The Week Ahead" previews Taka Kigawa's Boulez Complete Solo Piano Works recital this Monday, 8/14 in New York City.

In honor of Pierre Boulez’s 90th birthday next year, Taka Kigawa performs the composer-conductor’s complete works for piano, an instrument with which this modernist’s modernist had a life-long, if intermittent, relationship.

"This dynamic pianist has been especially acclaimed for his interpretations of daunting contemporary music. He has long made the solo piano works of Pierre Boulez a specialty in performances that bring out the exhilarating energy and myriad colorings in these fiercely difficult scores."

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Taka Kigawa performs Pierre Boulez's Second Sonata, in his sold-out recital in New York City in 2011. The composer highly praised his playing this music, as well as his Third Sonata, etc., as "very much impressed by the brilliant way he performed them. He was precise, and at the same time inventive....