about keisuke

 

"A standing ovation was the reward for a stunning performance."

- CLASSICAL SONOMA

"...remarkable perfection"

- FRANKENBERGER ZEITUNG, GERMANY

"...wonderfully sonorous, plangent pianism...extreme musicality and warmth."

- SAN FRANCISCO CLASSICAL VOICE

 

keisuke nakagoshi zofo duetKeisuke Nakagoshi began his piano studies at the age of ten, arriving in the United States from Japan at the age of 18. Mr. Nakagoshi earned his Bachelors degree in Composition and Masters degree in Chamber Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Graduating as the recipient of multiple top awards, Keisuke was selected to represent the SFCM for the Kennedy Center's Conservatory Project, a program featuring the most promising young musicians from major conservatories across the United States.

Mr. Nakagoshi has performed to acclaim on prestigious concert stages across the United States, including the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. He has received training from some of the most celebrated musicians of our time - Emanuel Ax, Gilbert Kalish, Menahem Pressler, Robert Mann, Norman Fisher, The Peabody Trio - and enjoys collaborating with other accomplished musicians such as Lucy Shelton, Ian Swensen, Jodi Levitz, Robin Sutherland, Lev Polyakin, Axel Strauss, Mark Kosower, Gary Schocker and also conductors such as Alasdair Neale, George Daugherty, Nicole Paiement, Michael Tilson Thomas and Herbert Blomstedt.

Mr. Nakagoshi is Pianist-in-Residence at The San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the award winning Opera Parallele. He resides in San Francisco.

 

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1/22/2015 - PERFORMANCE TODAY - tune in to hear ZOFO play John Corigliano's Gazebo Dances on American Public Media's popular show - LISTEN

 

12/29/2014 - ZOFORBIT Best of 2014, Audiophile Audition - "a knock-your-socks-off album of tremendous sonic import, with radiant performances to boot"

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