Miki Aoki

Miki Aoki made her London Royal Festival Hall
debut at the age of 12 and has since continued
to perform in international venues.
Recognized for her diverse abilities as pianist
and as a collaborative artist, Ms Aoki combines
her career performing solo recitals and chamber
music, with working along side young violinists.
Ms Aoki is currently appointed as senior lecturer
at Graz University for Music and the Performing
Arts, in Austria.
Ms Aoki is recording exclusively for German
Label Hänssler Profil. Her first CD of Z.
Kodaly's piano works was released in the fall of
2011 and won critical acclaim. BBC Music
magazine called it „... a genuinely memorable
performance". The second CD, The Belyayev
Project, featuring fascinating compositions
varying from solo piano works by Liadow,
Glazunov and Blumenfeld to the piano Trio by
Rimsky-Korsakov was released in 2013.
Her third CD, Mélancolie is planned for release
in 2016.

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Short Profile

NameAoki, Miki
Born inJapan, Asia
Home LocationGraz, Austria
Main languageEnglish
Additional languages German,  Japanese 
attended UniversitiesYale University, Indiana University, Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg
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2016-06-22 MusicWeb International, U.K.
"Aoki's finesse, lightness of touch and requisite sensitivity feels vital, illuminating the textures with outstanding results."
(Michael Cookson)
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Soloist demonstrated delicacy as well as a capacity for playing with great power and technical prowess of the highest order.
2016-04-06 Artsmart, Durban
"Miki Aoki captured exactly the mood of this lovely music, making light of its rather formidable technical problems and conveying the air of Gallic virtuosity. ... the pianist demonstrated that, in addition to the delicacy shown earlier, she was capable of playing with great power and technical prowess of the highest order."
(Michael Green)
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The Belyayev Project
2013-09-01 Das Orchester,
"In Russland bekleidete beispielsweise der Petersburger Holzhändler Mitrofan Petrowitsch Belyayev (transliteriert auch: Beljaev, Beljajew, Beljaev oder Belaieff) dieses „Amt". Ohne ihn ist ein Glasunow kaum denkbar, ohne ihn wären zahlreiche Kompositionen Rimskij-Korsakows, Ljadows, Balakirews, Skrjabins und anderer gar nicht erst komponiert worden. Beljajew – nebenberuflich Hobbybratschist in einem Streichquartett – gab schließlich den väterlichen Holzhandel auf und ließ sich die Musikförderung angelegen sein.
Vorliegende CD enthält einige Stücke für Soloklavier, bei denen Miki Aoki den überzeugenden Beweis antritt, das durchaus eigene Idiom russischer Klavierschule höchst vollendet zu beherrschen.
(Friedemann Kluge )
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2013-11-01 Fanfare Magazine U.S.A.,

....idiomatically pianistic and enjoyable in Aoki's graceful, expressive, and transparent performance.... The recording is....valuable as a sampling of the pianism of Miki Aoki, who gives every indication of being a very fine artist.

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2013-08-01 The Ensemble ,

....pianist Miki Aoki interprets magically...the album has a beautiful concept....

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