Taka Kigawa
"Phenomenon... There's no denying he's something special." - The New York Times
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Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata for Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 119

"He (Eric Edberg, cellist) played with an appealing tone in Prokofiev’s Opus 119 sonata, also written for Rostropovich, with Mr. Kigawa deftly illuminating both the work’s lyrical lines and turbulent pianistic flourishes." - Vivien Schweitzer, The New York Times

"It was no surprise that Mr. Kigawa played without fault and –in the later works (Schnittke's Second Sonata for Cello and Piano, and Prokofiev's Sonata for Cello and Piano) – with an emotion parallel to his stunning technique. After all, his recitals are always more than unusual. They produce an artist who almost instinctively aims for the marrow of the music and almost inevitably reaches his goal." - Harry Rolnick, ConcertoNet.com

"Taka Kigawa never swings through his music. His Prokofiev was played with depth, attention, intensity and breadth." - Harry Rolnick, ConcertoNet.com

Posted: Jan-21-2016
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