Taka Kigawa
"Extraordinary Pianist" - The New York Times
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In honor of Pierre Boulez’s 90th birthday next year, Taka Kigawa performs the composer-conductor’s complete works for piano, an instrument with which this modernist’s modernist had a life-long, if intermittent, relationship.

"This dynamic pianist has been especially acclaimed for his interpretations of daunting contemporary music. He has long made the solo piano works of Pierre Boulez a specialty in performances that bring out the exhilarating energy and myriad colorings in these fiercely difficult scores."

Taka Kigawa's August 25th all Boulez recital is Time Out New York Critics' pick.

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Pianist Taka Kigawa performs Claude Debussy's Feux d'artifice (Fireworks,) in his sold-out recital at (le) Poisson Rouge, New York City in August 2011. The New York Times has highly praised him playing this music as "incisive, clear, textured reading," and "colorful rendition," etc.