Message from Yuko:

Dear Friends,

Yuko Izuhara GordonMarch 11th, 2012 will mark the first anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake. While recovery and reconstruction of the area are progressing at a steady pace, I pray for safety and health of all the people there, and hope that soon everyone will be able to return to their homes. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all who have lost loved ones or have been otherwise affected by this disastrous event.

During the month of April in 2011, with the extraordinary help of many friends and families, including local businesses, we were able to successfully hold fundraising concerts in Pennsylvania, raising a total of $8380, all of which was sent to Japan! I’d like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to all who have assisted me in this effort to help Japan’s recovery!

Thank you for your support.
Warm Regards,
Yuko

Upcoming Events

Feb28
Foulkeways, PA @ 7pm
Performing Brahms Sonata for cello and piano op.38 in e minor, Beethoven Variations for cello and piano, Beethoven 32 variations for solo piano and others. Yuko Izuhara Gordon (piano), Charles Forbes (cello)
Mar17
Kent County Chamber Music, MD @ 7pm
Performing the Brahms Piano Quartet op.26 in A major, Mozart Piano Quartet K.493 in E-flat major and others.
Yuko Izuhara Gordon (piano), Rebecca Harris (violin), Michael Stauss (viola), Charles Forbes (cello)
Apr20
Settlement Music School, Leonard Mellman Recital Hall, Willow Grove, PA @ 7pm
Performing two piano works including Mozart Sonata for two pianos, Rachmaninoff Suite No.2 for two pianos, Milhaud Suite for two pianos: Scaramouche, Bolcom Music for two pianos "The Serpent's Kiss" ragtime, Poulenc Sonata for two pianos, Shostakovich Concertino for two pianos, and others.
Yuko Izuhara Gordon (piano), Keiko Kurachi (piano)
Sep7
Hamarikyu Hall, Tokyo, Japan @ 7pm
Performing two piano works including Mozart Sonata for two pianos, Rachmaninoff Suite No.2 for two pianos, Milhaud Suite for two pianos: Scaramouche, Bolcom Music for two pianos "The Serpent's Kiss" ragtime, Poulenc Sonata for two pianos, Shostakovich Concertino for two pianos, and others.
Yuko Izuhara Gordon (piano), Keiko Kurachi (piano)

Mosaic — Yuko Izuhara Gordon's Debut CD Release

Mosaic, released in June 2009, is the debut CD of pianist Yuko Izuhara Gordon. It draws on repertoire from 19th and 20th century piano music and an array of international compositional schools. The works represented on Ms. Izuhara Gordon’s CD look back at musical past, both in terms of musical forms and the compositional language itself.

Mosaic - Yuko Izuhara Gordon's debut CD

Yuko Izuhara-Gordon performing Debussy's L’isle joyeuse (from the upcoming debut CD Mosaic)

Claude Debussy - L’isle joyeuse

Track Listing:

Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860-1941)
[1] Menuett célèbre, op. 14 no. 1 from Humoresques de concert
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
[2] L’isle joyeuse, L. 106
Federico Mompou (1893-1987)
[3-7] Suburbis
Robert Schumann [trans. Liszt] (1810-1856)
[8] Widmung, S. 566
Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)
[9-12] Sonata No. 1, op. 22
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
[13] Etude-Tableau in D Major, op. 39 no. 9
[14] Elégie, op. 3 no. 1 from Morceaux de Fantaisie

Purchasing the CD: You can find "Mosaic" at various online retailers, including CDBaby and Amazon, or you can order it directly from pianotree.com $11.99 (+$0.99 shipping) by clicking the PayPal button below:

Yuko Izuhara Gordon — Japan Concert 2009

In conjunction with her June 2009 international CD release Mosaic, pianist Yuko Izuhara Gordon gave a recital at Tokyo’s Lutheran Ichigaya Center, entitled “Dream and Passion – Storytelling on the Piano.” The program featured the music of Schubert, Chopin and Beethoven, as well as selections from her debut CD.

Poster for  Yuko Izuhara Gordon's 2009 recital in Japan

Click here to download PDF of the concert poster. (requires Adobe Acrobat)

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About Yuko Izuhara Gordon

Pianist Yuko Izuhara-Gordon gave her New York debut at Alice Tully Hall with the Juilliard Symphony under the baton of Otto Werner Muller, which established her as one of today’s most accomplished young pianists. Ms. Izuhara-Gordon was honored with the prestigious NHK and Nomura awards. She is a first prize winner at the All-Japan National Student Competition, Toho Gakuen School of Music Concerto Competition, The Juilliard School Concerto Competition, as well as a third prize winner at the Città di Cantù International Piano Competition.

Ms. Izuhara-Gordon’s early studies were with her mother and later with Baruch Arnon, a professor at The Juilliard School. In Japan, she attended the Toho Gakuen School of Music as a student of Michiko Okamoto and Hidemitsu Hayashi. In 2002 and 2003 she was the sole recipient from Japan of a coveted education grant from the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs. The grant fully funded Ms. Izuhara-Gordon’s studies at the Juilliard School where she received BM and MM degrees under the tutelage of Joseph Kalichstein and Yoheved Kaplinsky.

In addition to performing, she is on faculty at the Settlement Music School, and coaching chamber music and piano at the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Izuhara-Gordon currently resides in Philadelphia with her husband and their two dogs Kiki and Tito.

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