Misuzu Tanaka


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A very mature, sure performer . . . Misuzu Tanaka is definitely a Distinguished Artist we’d like to hear again.
— Peninsula Reviews, Santa Cruz, CA


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APR 20, 2019: Rappahannock Concert Association • Heathsville, VA

Saturday, April 20, 2019 7:30 PM
Northumberland County School (map)

Rappahannock Concert Association presents SHTRYKOV-TANAKA DUO
Duo Concert with Maksim Shtrykov, clarinet

Program to include
Luigi BASSI: Concert Fantasy on Themes from the opera Rigoletto
Alexander ROSENBLATT: Carmen Fantasy on themes from the opera by Bizet



Maksim Shtrykov, clarinet & Misuzu Tanaka, piano – the Shtrykov-Tanaka Duo records their debut album “Epilogues”


Live in concert, Misuzu Tanaka performs music by two composers she holds closely to her heart: J. S. Bach and Janáček. Structural perfection and the display of raw uninhibited emotions from the two masters create an unexpected yet perfect pairing. Album Page >>

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Featured Video

BACH: Italian Concerto, BWV 971

RACHMANINOFF: Prelude Op. 23 No. 4 in D Major: Andante cantabile. Live from The Piano Series at Sacramento State

On April 17, Misuzu Tanaka, concluding pianist in the always excellent Distinguished Artists Concert & Lecture Series 31st season, presented an appreciative audience with a fine final recital, much of it in quick tempo, by way of early Schumann, late Beethoven (along with his previous “Rage Over a lost Penny),” young 20th century Prokofiev with “new” music, and Rachmaninoff with his aching for old Russia even years before he fled. Tanaka is a very mature, sure performer, one who afterwards told series director John Orlando that playing at the magnificent Yamaha CFX concert grand here was like riding a sensitive race horse, lowering the reins a little, and letting the champion take over for a winning run. In preparation for our “sound ride” she has studied at Juilliard, in the Czech Republic, and with a performance degree from Michigan. And besides playing in large venues, she also graces small festivals like ours here. Read full review