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I premiered José M. Sánchez-Verdú's and Bruno Dozza's new pieces at Hakuju Hall in Tokyo on 3 November!!

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3 November 2018 [Sat] 15:00 start / 14:00 open *Pretalk 14:15 start 
Hakuju Hall 

【Programme】 
Toru Takemitsu:Between Tides 
Cassadó:Suite for solo cello 
Sánchez-Verdú:"Far Water" for noh voice and violin (World premiere) 
Toshio Hosokawa:Duo for violin and cello 
Granados:Sonata for violin and piano 
Granados(arr. Kleisler):Andalusia 
Falla(arr. Kleisler):"Spanish Dance" from Opera "La vida breve" 
Dozza: "Euridice" for noh voice and violoncello(World premiere) 
Turina:Círcle op.91(Trio) 

【Musicians】 
Ryoko Aoki (noh voice) 
Lina Tur Bonet (violin) 
Aldo Mata (violoncello) 
Qi Shen (piano)

Photo : Hakuju Hall
  
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With José M. Sánchez-Verdú's and Bruno Dozza!! Thank you very much for your writing wonderful pieces for me!!!

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Thank you very much for your playing with me!! 

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After the concert, nice Japanese food!!!

Thank you very much, the Embassy of Spain, Cultural Counsellor, Mr. José A. DE ORY!! Thank you very much, Hakuju Hall!!
On 14 October, I performed Noriko Baba's Nopera AOI at Toyoo Ito's new park!! IMG_9078.JPGIMG_9076.JPG 
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2018/10/14 14:00- 
IINA Park KAWAGUCHI, Saitama
Noriko Baba "Nopera AOI" (Costume : Yoshikazu Yamagata) 
 Ryoko Aoki (Noh) Kazushi Saito (flute) Asuka Hatanaka (percussion)

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On the way to the venue!

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Thank you very much for mini-bonsai!!
talk & concert "Noh x Contemporary Music" vol.6 
6 September 2018 (Thurs.) 19:00- 
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Part 1 Talk by composers "Meeting with Noh" 
Nana Kamiyama (composition) 
Annachiara Gedda (composition) 
Paulo Brito (composition) 
Translater : Kayoko Inoue

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Nana Kamiyama 

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Annachiara Gedda

 
Paulo Brito 


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Nana Kamiyama "Sugarless Honey/Bitter or Spicy?" for Noh voice and violincello (commissioned by ensemble-no 2018) (World premiere) 
Ryoko Aoki (Noh) Seiko Takemoto (cello)

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Annachiara Gedda "MONONOKE" for Noh voice and violincello (commissioned by ensemble-no 2018) (World premiere) 
Ryoko Aoki (Noh) Seiko Takemoto (cello)

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Paulo Brito "Deadweight of Love" for Noh voice and violin (commissioned by ensemble-no 2018) (World premiere) 
Ryoko Aoki (Noh) Maiko Matsuoka (violin) 


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After the concert, with Toshio Hosokawa! 


Noh × Contemporary Music 
presented by ensemble-no 
under the joint auspices of Minato City (FY2018 Minato Cooperation Project for Cultural Program) 
managed by Okamura & Company Inc 
in collaboration with SHIBAURA HOUSE 
beyond 2020 program 

Photo : Hiroaki Seo
talk & concert "Noh x Contemporary Music" vol.6
16 August 2018 (Thurs.) 19:00-
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Part 1 Talk by composers "Meeting with Noh"
Stefan Beyer (composition)  
Fabià Santcovsky (composition)  
Translater : Kayoko Inoue

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Stefan Beyer

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Fabià Santcovsky

Part 2 Concert
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Stefan Beyer "Sunset" for Noh voice and bass clarinet 
(commissioned by ensemble-no 2018) (World premiere) 
Ryoko Aoki (Noh) Takashi Yamane (bass clarinet)

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Fabià Santcovsky "DE VEU EN VEU" for Noh voice and violin 
(commissioned by ensemble-no 2018) (World premiere) 
Ryoko Aoki (Noh) Masamichi Yokoshima (violin)


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Noh × Contemporary Music 
presented by ensemble-no 
under the joint auspices of Minato City (FY2018 Minato Cooperation Project for Cultural Program) 
managed by Okamura & Company Inc 
in collaboration with SHIBAURA HOUSE 
beyond 2020 program 

Photo : Hiroaki Seo
On 9 May, I will perform Noriko Baba and Stefano Gervasoni's pieces with Quartet Excelsior at the Toshodaiji Temple in Nara! I am very honored to take part in René Martin's producing Via Aeterna Nara in Muskiest Nara 2018!

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Photo : Yawara Watanabe 

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Photo : Yawara Watanabe  

■9 May 2018 (Wed.) 19:30
■Toshodaiji Temple, Nara
■Herbert Norman Howells "Fantasy String Quartet"
Noriko Baba "hagoromo suite"
Stefano Gervasoni "Yoru no hibiki, yama no naka yori"
Leoš Janáček "Kreutzer Sonata"
■Ryoko Aoki (Noh) Quartet Excelsior

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After the performance, with Quartet Excelsior!
talk & concert "Noh x Contemporary Music" vol.5
4 March 2018 (Sun) 19:00-
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Part 1 Talk by composers "Meeting with Noh 
Ivan Buffa (composition) 
Zuriñe F. Gerenabarrena (composition) 
Translater : Kayoko Inoue

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Ivan Buffa

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Zuriñe F. Gerenabarrena


Part 2 Concert
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Ivan Buffa "Shunkashūtō (The Four Seasons)" for Noh voice and flutes (commissioned by ensemble-no 2018) (World premiere)
Ryoko Aoki (Noh) Ryuji Masumoto (flutes)

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Zuriñe F Gerenabarrena "Yoru" for Noh voice and violincello (commissioned by ensemble-no 2018) (World premiere) 
Ryoko Aoki (Noh) Seiko Takemoto (cello)


After the performacen, we had discussion with audiences!
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Noh × Contemporary Music 
presented by ensemble-no 
under the joint auspices of Minato City (FY2017 Minato Cooperation Project for Cultural Program) 
managed by Okamura & Company Inc 
supported by Nomura Foundation 
in collaboration with SHIBAURA HOUSE 
Nominal Support : Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain in Japan 
beyond 2020 program 

Photo : Hiroaki Seo

The report of the event appeared on Highflyers!! 
I came back to Tokyo from Florence. After 2 weeks, I have come back again to Europe..Next destination is Amsterdam! IMG_6224.JPG 
Het Concertgebouw!! IMG_6225.JPG IMG_6192.JPG 
I perform Noriko Baba "hagoromo suite" for Noh performer and string quartet. Program includes orchestra pieces such as Takemitsu, Pintscher and Debussy.
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In rehearsing!IMG_6193.JPGIMG_6191.JPG 
Inside of Het Concertgebouw!! IMG_6124.JPGIMG_6132.JPG 
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My dressing room!
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My dressing room!
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The brochure!
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Thursday 1 February 2018 20:15-
Noriko Baba "hagoromo suite"
Main Hall, Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherland
Conductor, Matthias Pintscher
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

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After the concert with Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra!!! From left to right, Saeko Oguma, Fred Edelen, Junko Naito and Sylvia Huang!


After the main concert, I play Noriko Baba's "L'oiseau a deux tetes" at Late Night Concert!
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Thursday 1 February 2018 ca. 22.45- (after the main concert)
Late Night Concert 
Noriko BABA "L'oiseau à deux tetes"
Choir Room, Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherland
Ryoko Aoki, members of Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bence Major, Marc Aixa Siurana

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After the performance, with Noriko Baba!
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We were given flowers on the stage!
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With Saeko Oguma, Noriko Baba and Francesco Filidei!


The review of the concert with Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra!!!
English translation
"The orchestra was not taking part in the biggest surprise of the evening. Composer Noriko Baba adapted a classic Noh play into a compact work for Noh performer Ryoko Aoki and string quartet. Baba's Hagoromo suite (2016) proved to be a combination of ritual and quiet, bare sound metamorphoses."

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Bye-bye, Amsterdam!!

I came to Florence for world premiere of Federico Gardella's new piece for Noh and orchestra!!

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Florence is such a beautiful city!!

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New opera house opened in 2014!

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Beautiful flower from the Artistic Director!

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Federico Gardella wrote the first piece for Noh and full orchestra for me!

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It is based on Noh "Nishikigi".

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From general rehearsal.

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After the performance!

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Federico Gardella "Two Souls" (World Premiere)
Conductor, Wolfram Christ
Noh, Ryoko Aoki
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Florence, Italy

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After the performance, with the conductor, Wolfram Christ!

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with the Artistic Director, Mr. Pierangelo Conte and Mrs. Conte!

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With Federico Gardella!

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Thank you very much for your wonderful piece, Federico!!

I had the world premiere of Toshio Hosokawa's "Futari Shizuka - The Maiden from the Sea" with the Ensemble intercontemporain at the Philharmonie de Paris and Kölner Philharmonie in December!

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Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris

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Rehearsing with Kerstin Avemo, Toshio Hosokawa and Oriza HIrata.

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With Ensemble intercontemporain and Matthias Pintscher.

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This is my room for one week!

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I had the interview by camera crew. The video of our performance will be broadcast in the site of Philharmonie de Paris for 6 months from the end of January 2018!

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Friday 1 December 2017 20:30- 
Festival d'Automne à Paris 
Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris, France 
Libretto, Oriza Hirata 
Conductor, Matthias Pintscher 
Kerstin Avemo, Ryoko Aoki, Ensemble intercontemporain


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After the performance!

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With Jossi Wieler!

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With Pascal Dusapin!

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With Kerstin Avemo!

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With Kerstin Avemo and Oriza HIrata!


Next day, we moved to Cologne! IMG_5596.JPG 
Kölner Philharmonie

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Sunday 3 December 2017 20:00- 
Kölner Philharmonie, Cologne, Germany 
Libretto, Oriza Hirata 
Conductor, Matthias Pintscher 
Kerstin Avemo, Ryoko Aoki, Ensemble intercontemporain


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After the concert, with Beer!!!

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The former director of Ensemble intercontemporain, Hervé Boutry!

 
With Matthias Pintscher and the intendant of Kölner Philharmonie, Louwrens Langevoort!

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My posters are everywhere in Cologne!!!!

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The flyer of Kölner Philharmonie in December 2017!!!!

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Photos of tour in Cologne by Ensemble intercontemporain



Reviews of the opera


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Interview for Royal Concertgebouw in February!!! The camera crew came from Amsterdam to Cologne to shoot me!!!
talk & concert "Noh x Contemporary Music" vol.5 
15 October 2017 (Sun) 19:00- 
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Part 1 Talk by composers "Meeting with Noh 
Yiğit Kolat (composition) 
Jamie Man (composition) 
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Yiğit Kolat

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Jamie Man

 
Part 2 Concert 
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Yiğit Kolat "Shōbute" for Noh voice and picollo (commissioned by ensemble-no 2017) (World premiere) 
Ryoko Aoki (Noh) Ryuji Masumoto (piccolo) 

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Jamie Man "Shi" for for Noh performer and violincello (commissioned by ensemble-no 2017) (World premiere) 
Ryoko Aoki (Noh) Seiko Takemoto (cello)

 
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Noh × Contemporary Music 
presented by ensemble-no 
under the joint auspices of Minato City (FY2017 Minato Cooperation Project for Cultural Program) 
managed by Okamura & Company Inc 
supported by Nomura Foundation 
in collaboration with SHIBAURA HOUSE 
beyond 2020 program  

Photo: Hiroaki Seo