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Michiaki Ueno – celloCD release concert / Bach

Ueno absorbed in the game with closed eyes
Copyright: Anne Laure Lechat

It’s no wonder that Michiaki Ueno won first prize at the Geneva International Music Competition in 2021. When it comes to the interplay between his inherent reserve and the ability to put all his energy into making music, this brilliant and charismatic musician pushes the boundaries of what is possible.

It’s no wonder that Michiaki Ueno won first prize at the Geneva International Music Competition in 2021. When it comes to the interplay between his inherent reserve and the ability to put all his energy into making music, this brilliant and charismatic musician pushes the boundaries of what is possible.

Michiaki Ueno was born in Paraguay in 1995 and studied at the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Japan under Hakuro Mori. In 2015, he moved to Pieter Wispelwey at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf, Germany, and subsequently in 2021 to Gary Hofman at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Brussels, Belgium.

 

As well as his success at the Geneva International Music Competition in 2021, Michiaki Ueno also won top prizes at the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians (2009), the Romanian Music Competition (2010) and the International Johannes Brahms Competition (2014), as well as second prize at the Witold Lutosławski Cello Competition (2018).

Invitations to prestigious international festivals including the Takefu International Music Festival, Festival Pablo Casals in Prades, the Radio France Festival as well as the Verbier Festival Academy and the Kronberg Academy followed.

 

Michiaki Ueno has performed as a soloist with the Warsaw Philharmonic, the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, the Lahti Symphony Orchestra and the Russian National Orchestra under the baton of conductors including Charles Dutoit and Sebastian Weigle. He plays a Paolo Antonio Testore cello from 1758.

 

To mark the release of his double CD with the six solo suites for cello by Johann Sebastian Bach on the La Dolce Volta label, Michiaki Ueno is giving his first guest performance in Munich.

 

You can find further information at michiakiueno.com.

Programme

  • Johann Sebastian Bach, Solo Suites 1, 5 and 6 (1685–1750)