"Adams’ work takes its time, and thrives in an extremely slow build to a grand peak. At the first climax of Four Thousand Holes, there was a palpable relief in the audience as the musical tension finally broke..."
Matthew Aucoin: Three Études
"Three Études were more playful..."
J.S. Bach: The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 (complete)
"Sensitive and deeply considered, with its individual lines painted in subtle gradations of color and weight..."
J.S. Bach: Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, BWV 903
"As a well formulated work of art, with all of the lovely ornamentation fully in place"
Ludwig van Beethoven: 32 Piano Sonatas (complete)
"Plenty of other pianists have played Beethoven’s last three piano sonatas in one sitting, but Kigawa will play his last five, an expansion that means the evening will also include the massive “Hammerklavier.” I wouldn’t miss it." - David Allen, The New York Times
Luciano Berio: Six Encores
"Shimmering “Erdenklavier” provided the encore."
Luciano Berio: Sonata for Piano
"It opens with a B-flat, powerfully struck and sustained by Mr. Kigawa, as if in declaration..."
Pierre Boulez: Incises
"The formidable Taka Kigawa performed it: with extreme precision and smoothness"
Pierre Boulez: First Sonata for Piano
"Mr. Kigawa recast the sonata as an essay in how to apply suppleness to virtuosity, and the result was an energetic but also characterful account."
Pierre Boulez: Second Sonata for Piano
"Seldom has it sounded more focused than in Kigawa's version."
Pierre Boulez: Third Sonata for Piano
"Taka Kigawa played the whole thing from memory, eliciting astonishment." "Mr. Kigawa's feat deserves the highest praise, especially since it was combined with such alacrity and sensitivity to the musical material."
Pierre Boulez: Douze Notations
"Kigawa, whose rhythmic sensibility is truly astonishing"