DISC OF THE MONTH

ZOFO ZOFORBIT8/13/2014 

ZOFORBIT named Multichannel Disc of the Month

"A knock-your-socks-off album of tremendous sonic import, with radiant performances to boot" AUDIOPHILE AUDITION

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PERFORMANCE TODAY

7/29/2014: ZOFO was featured on American Public Media's Performance Today  program for the second time this year playing John Corigliano's Gazebo Dances. Recorded in concert at Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA.

"Their performance was beyond brilliant."

ZOFORBIT is here!

5/27/2014: Sono Luminus Records released ZOFO's third album - ZOFORBIT - featuring Gustav Holst's The Planets and other outer space themed works by George Crumb, David Lang and Urmas Sisask.  A mesmerizing musical tour of the galaxy!

ZOFORBIT

VIDEO  Beta Cygni, George Crumb

AUDIO CLIPS

    > Holst: JUPITER

    > Holst: URANUS

   > Holst:: MERCURY

    > Holst: MARS

    > Sisask: THE MILKY WAY

upcoming shows

  • 10/17/2014
    Officer's Club at the Presidio - San Francisco, CA
     
  • 10/19/2014
    Chatter Sunday at The Kosmos - Albuquerque, NM
     
  • 10/19/2014
    Placitas Artists Series - Placitas, NM
     
  • 10/20/2014
    Fort Lewis College - Durango, CO
     
  • 10/22/2014
    Steinway Society of the Bay Area Outreach Concert - San Jose, CA
     

steinway artists

8/5/2013, New York, NY - Steinway & Sons has welcomed ZOFO to their distinguished international roster as Steinway Concert Artists.  Eva and Keisuke are honored to receive this amazing recognition!

zofo steinway concert artists

CMA COMMISSION

6/24/2013, New York, NY - Chamber Music America has announced that ZOFO has been awarded a commissioning grant to fund creation of a new duet work by composer William Bolcom.  The world premiere of the piece will be scheduled for the 2014-15 concert season.

mosh pit released!

ZOFO's second album, with adrenalized, dance-inspired works from rhumba to tango to boogie and beyond from noted 20th century American composers.

ZOFO MOSH PIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"...vibrant, beautifully blended playing"

"...a delightful romp of an album"

"MOSH PIT is a slam-dunk winner" 

Watch..."BOOGIE" from Five Days from the Life of a Manic Depressive by Paul Schoenfield

VIDEO TRAILER 

> Gershwin: CUBAN OVERTURE

> Shawn: HARD EDGED

> Corigliano: WALTZ

> Barber: GALOP from Souvenirs

grammy nominations

MIND MELD - ZOFO's first album - has been nominated for two Grammy Awards: Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance and Producer of the Year, Classical

 VIDEO TRAILER

> Bernstein: CANDIDE OVERTURE

> Shapero: SONATA

> Debussy: EPIGRAPHES

> Stravinsky: RITE OF SPRING

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"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 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, the Afiara String Quartet and San Francisco Contemporary Music Players.

 

In addition to performing with symphonies and playing an expansive repertoire of chamber music, Keisuke tours as principal pianist and slide guitarist with conductor George Daugherty's award-winning "Bugs Bunny on Broadway" and "Bugs Bunny at the Symphony," performing with American orchestras from coast to coast.

 

Mr. Nakagoshi is Pianist-in-Residence at The San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Opera Parallele.