Pianist Sakiko Ohashi will perform in concert at Francis Marion University as part of the university’s Artist Series, Wednesday, March 23.
The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in the Hyman Fine Arts Center’s Kassab Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.
Ohashi, a native of Kobe, Japan, began her piano studies at the age of four. In 1982, she entered the Juilliard Pre-College Division as a student of Herbert Stessin. Since then, performances have taken her throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, and Europe.
Ohashi currently resides in New Orleans, La., where she is on the artist faculty for piano at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts.
In 1996, Ohashi made her Alice Tully Hall debut in New York, performing Bartok’s 3rd piano concerto with the Juilliard Symphony conducted by Otto-Wemer Mueller. She is also the winner of the 1993 E. Nakamichi Concerto Competition at the Aspen Music Festival, where she appeared with the Aspen Young Artists Orchestra.
Ohashi holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School, and has taught at the Greenwich House of Music in New York and at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival in Tennessee. She has studied with Zitta Zohar and participated in masterclasses with Anton Kuerti, Philippe Entremont, Gaby Casadesus, Philippe Bianconi, Bemd Glemser, and Catherine Vickers.
She has recorded works by Creole composers Gottschalk, Dede, and Lambert on the Naxos label. In addition to her solo performances, she regularly collaborates with violinist Helen Kirn and pianist Anna Stoytcheva.
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