Concert photo cited from Corriere Del Sud "Concerto pro Paravati" ; http://www.corrieredelsud.it/nsite/informazione-regionale/calabria/crotone/20125-concerto-pro-paravati.html : concert organized by Società Beethoven at Chiesa dell'Immacolata (the Immaculate Church) of Crotone Italy on 28 December 2014 during performing Doppelkonzert (Double Concerto) in d minor by Johann Sebastian Bach

Soloist Violinists (Left) : Naoko Matsui and Giuseppe Arnaboldi, Conductor (Center) : Fernando Romano, Orfeo Stillo Orchestra

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All Saints Anglican Cathedral Concert (Concert Announcement)

Naoko Matsui

Cited from Press Release Jet "All Saints Anglican Cathedral Concert" ; https://pressreleasejet.com/news/all-saints-anglican-cathedral-concert.html 

Violinist Naoko Matsui will be in concert December 11, 2016@5:00 PM at the All Saints Anglican Cathedral located at 4040 E. 91st St. in Tulsa, OK.  The phone number at All Saints is:  918 298 4014.    This event is the first in a series of Price Rubin artists that will be presented at the cathedral in the future.  

TULSA, OK - 12/01/2016 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — Naoko Matsui began her first violin lessons at the age of four years old and gave her first solo concert at the same year. She was a soloist for the first time with orchestra at eleven years old in the Double Concerto by J.S. Bach. Naoko was one of the last pupils of Tosiya Eto (Ex.-President Toho Gakuen School of Music [University]) and his spouse Angela Eto (Ex.-Guest Professor) Angela Eto until continuing her studies and concert career in Europe (mainly in Belgium). During those studies she gave the world premiere performance of “Mudai (Without Title)” for violin solo by Gou Hashimoto during Italo-Japanese International Contemporary Music Seminar by Italian composer Giacomo Manzoni.

From 2002, she pursued her studies and concert career in Belgium. She collaborated with the late Belgian composers Henri Pousseur, Hao-Fu Zhang and Jean-Marie Simonis during the Belgian Contemporary Music Seminar “Chambre d’Écho” at Royal Music Conservatory of Brussels in the French Section and Chapel of Boendael (Brussels). She graduated from “Institut Supérieur de Musique et de Pédagogie” of Namur/Namen (IMEP, Belgium) with a Master’s degree of Arts at Primus in the Violin Class of the late Prince Alexandre Leterme alias Igor Petrovitch TkatchoukDelacollette of Belgium with “grand distinction” for the final result and twice of “the greatest distinction” for the violin as principal instrument in 2007.

Shortly afterward she appeared as concert soloist for the first Concerto by Niccolò Paganini with “Orchestre Symphonique de Namur (OSN, Belgium)” conducted by Michel Déom on the OSN Gala Concert 2007 at IMEP Church-Concert Hall of Namur/Namen on 24 November 2007, Christmas Concert at “La Plante” Church of Namur/Namen on 23 December 2007, Saint-Christophe Church of Hannut on 19 April 2008, Saint-Martin Church of Leuze on 25 April 2008, and especially Collégiale Notre-Dame of Huy/Hoei on 01 June 2008, for Their Majesties the 6th King Albert Second of Belgium, 6th Queen Paola of Belgium, the then 5th Queen Fabiola of Belgium, the spouse of the late 5th King Baudouin of Belgium, the then Prince and present 7th King Philippe of Belgium, the then princess and present 7th Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Princess Astrid of Belgium, Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Prince Laurent of Belgium, Princess Claire of Belgium, Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, Prince Gabriel of Belgium, Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Princess Maria Laura of Belgium, Prince Joachim of Belgium, Princess Luisa Maria of Belgium, Princess Laetitia Maria of Belgium, Princess Louise of Belgium, Prince Alexander Leterme alias Igor Petrovitch Tkatchouk of Belgium, the then Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme, the President of Flemish Regional Government Kris Peeters, and the then Mayor of Hoei/Huy Anne-Marie Rizin.

During her subsequent concert career mainly in Belgium and Italy, she also earned o the Soloist Diploma after the performance of Violin Concerto by Richard Strauss (2010) and the Concert Artist Diploma (Diplôme de Concertiste; 2009) at “Institut de Musique Eugène Ysaÿe (Music Institute; IMEY)” with each result unanimo-maximum. She successfully completed the Postgraduate Music Program in Violin at the “Erasmus Hogeschool of Brussels” of EU at the Koninklijk Musiek Conservatorium van Brussel (Flemish Royal Music Conservatory of Brussels, 2011, Belgium). On 12 April 2013 she made her debut in Slovenia as part of Svirél Upol International Music Festival's solo concert, performing the "Giga" (Gigue) from Partita No.2 by Johann Sebastian Bach at Saint-Maria Church of Stanjel Slovenia for His Majesty the 6th King Albert Second of Belgium.

Naoko began living in Germany in 2012, earning the German National Artistic Qualification in Violin issued by the Johannes Brahms National Music Conservatory in Hamburg in May 2014, and immediately afterwards enrolled in the “Concert Exams” Program for developing a Soloist career in Germany. Also in Germany debuted as soloist in the "Winter Concerto" from “The Four Seasons” by Antonio Vivaldi and the “Adagio” from the Double Concerto for Violin, Piano and Orchestra by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy with pianist soloist Matthias Nilsson and the Orchestra for Abschlusskonzert Festival Cortinas 2013 conducted by Pedro Cortinas on 16 October 2013 at the Chappel of Gastle-Guesthouse Tannenhöhe of Villingen. There she also performed the "Summer Concerto" from “The Four Seasons” by Antonio Vivaldi on 29 August 2014 with the Orchestra for Abschlusskonzert Festival Cortinas 2014 conducted by Pedro Cortinas.

In July 2014. debuted as a violin soloist in Austria in the Concerto No.3 “Strassbourg” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with Savaria Symphoniker at Festsaal of Casino Baden on 26 July 2014, as part of the Wiener Musikseminar 2014; she also participated in the International Masterclass for Conductors as Soloist with the Orchestra of Martin Sieghart in University for Music and Performing Art Vienna (Universität für Musik und darstellende Künst Wien [MDW]).

On 28 December 2014 she made her debut as a soloist in Italy with Orchestra “Orfeo Stillo” conducted by Fernando Romano in Chaconne by Tomaso Antonio Vitali, Cantabile by Niccolò Paganini (Violin and Orchestra Version by Giuseppe Arnaboldi), the Double Concerto by Johann Sebastian Bach with Giuseppe Arnaboldi, and the Romance in F by Ludwig van Beethoven at Immaculate Church of Crotone, after winning the XVI Vincenzo Scaramuzza International Competition 2013.

Among her other International Music Competition awards are the 1st Prize at XIX International Music Competition "Premio Vittoria Caffa Righetti" at San-Francesco Church of Cortemilia on 12 November 2011 (Italy), two Golden Medals at VIII and VII Luigi Denza International Young Musician Competition at Reggia di Quisisana Palace of Castellammare di Stabia (2013, 2012, Italy), 1st Prize at XV Euterpe International Music Competition (2013), two Honor Prize at T.I.M. (2012 Paris France, 2008 Namur Belgium) and the Golden Prize Award from Porto San Giorgio City "In the occasion of XXI Andrea Postacchini International Violin Competition (2014 Fermo Italy)".

In 2015, Naoko twice performed the violin solo part of "Suite in Old Style (Suite im Alten Stil)" by Alfred Schnittke with the Johannes Brahms National Music Conservatorium Orchestra, for concerts at their Concert Hall in Hamburg on 27 February 2015 and the Redeemer Church (Erlöserkirche) of Hamburg on 28 February 2015.

Matsui's program will be an unaccompanied violin recital consisting of the following:

Johann Sebastian Bach : Partita No. 2, BWV1004 

Eugène Ysaÿe : Sonata No. 3 in d  à George Enescu 

Eugène Ysaÿe : Sonata No. 4 in E   à Fritz Kreisler  

Niccolò Paganini : Caprice No. 13, No. 20 , No. 24

Media Contacts:

Company Name: All Saints Anglican Cathedral
Full Name: Reverend Frank Brulc
Phone: 918 298 4014
Email Address: bishopfwb@gmail.com
Website: http://www.allsaintstulsa.org/

 

Press Release Jet

Moonpeel, le LinkedIn belge pour artistes (extract)

Cited from L'Echo Sabato "Moonpeel, le LinkedIn belge pour artistes" ; http://www.lecho.be/r/t/1/id/9725563 

....

Moonpeel, bien qu'effectif depuis plus d'un an, est en constant développement. "Nous sommes encore loin (environ 20 %) de ce que nous souhaitons offrir. Il y a énormément de choses à proposer pour atteindre notre objectif de facilitation des rencontres et la prise en compte de tous les intervenants du monde artistique", commente Gaëtan Lerminiaux.

Hors de question pour les fondateurs d'agir dans la précipitation et de bacler l'affaire. Leurs expériences professionnelles précédentes respectives dans le secteur bancaire et le marketing (Deutsche Bank, Fluxys, Volvo Construction Equipment Corporation pour Gaëtan, diplômé de la Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management; Xerox, Bank of Ireland et Canon pour Christophe, en plus de ses études d'art dramatique) leur ont appris à agir lentement mais sûrement. Très prochainement seront ajoutés le profil "recruteur", une application pour appareils mobiles, la possibilité de publier des annonces de casting, etc.

À l'heure actuelle, Moonpeel accueille déjà quelques pointures telles l'actrice belge Yolande Moreau, l'agent parisienne Françoise Lax (qui représente 120 comédiens), Brahim Rachiki (chorégraphe, acteur et mannequin), mais aussi Naoko Matsui, violoniste lauréate de multiples premiers prix dans des concours internationaux.

 

L'Echo Sabato

Concerto pro Paravati

Concert photo cited from Corriere Del Sud "Concerto pro Paravati" ; http://www.corrieredelsud.it/nsite/informazione-regionale/calabria/crotone/20125-concerto-pro-paravati.html : concert organized by Società Beethoven at Chiesa dell'Immacolata (the Immaculate Church) of Crotone Italy on 28 December 2014 during performing Doppelkonzert (Double Concerto) in d minor by Johann Sebastian Bach

Soloist Violinists (Left) : Naoko Matsui and Giuseppe Arnaboldi, Conductor (Center) : Fernando Romano, Orfeo Stillo Orchestra

Cited from Corriere del Sud "Concerto pro Paravati" ; http://www.corrieredelsud.it/nsite/informazione-regionale/calabria/crotone/20125-concerto-pro-paravati.html

Una chiesa gremita in ogni ordine di posto ha accolto e applaudito l’orchestra “O.Stillo” e la violinista NaokoMatsui, Domenica 28 dicembre, in occasione del concerto organizzato dalla Società Beethoven, presso la chiesa dell’Immacolata.

Un concerto inserito nella Stagione Concertistica, un po’ particolare poiché da un lato era dedicatoai grandi classiciper violino e orchestra, dall’altro era finalizzato ad un’opera sociale, reperire fondi per la costruenda chiesa di Paravati.

Due realtà molto belle che hanno avuto un riscontro ed una partecipazione molto sentita.

La violinista NaokoMatsui mirabilmente sostenuta da un’orchestra veramente in gran forma, ha dato il massimo sia sotto il profilo tecnico virtuosistico sia sotto quello strettamente musicale.

Suono caldo, sostenuto da una cavata ed un dominio dell’arco veramente molto calibrato, hanno permesso all’artista Naoko, già Primo Premio al Concorso Internazionale “V.Scaramuzza” , di rendere al massimo la potenza espressiva e tecnica della famosissima Ciaccona di Vitali, dove anche l’orchestra ha saputo sostenere e dialogare con grande professionalità.

Un’orchestra che con virtuosismo individuale e collettivo ha saputo esprimere una potenza strepitosa già dal brano di apertura, il concerto in Sol minore di Vivaldi.

Superbo possiamo definirlo il Bach,“Concerto in re minore per due violini e orchestra” .

La Naoko affiancata dall’impareggiabile violinista Giuseppe Arnaboldi e da un’orchestra coesa e sicura, ha saputo imprimere un risultato fatto di linee orizzontali in preferenza a quelle degli accordi arpeggiati o ribattuti.

U n capolavoro di armonia e polifonia dove ogni singolo elemento forma un tutt’uno con l’opera stessa, creando atmosfere armoniche, fra le profondità del sentimento religioso e la fantasia creativa.

Opera grandiosa dove orchestra e solisti formavano un unico corpo teso a rendere al meglio il significato artistico e morale della musica Bachiana.

Molto bella la conosciutissima Romanza op. 50 di Beethoven, dove, al di là delle difficoltà tecniche la pura cantabilità ha avuto il dominio assoluto.

Un brano dedicato al Natale per sola orchestra – “Buon Natale dal mondo” , ha concluso un concerto veramente bello.

Naturalmente, applausi calorosi ed un bis dedicato al ”Cantabile” di Paganini hanno coronato uno sforzo artistico che la Beethoven con le sue molteplici iniziative porta avanti ormai da anni.

Siamo sicuri che avremo modo ancora di risentire la Naoko per altri e più importanti appuntamenti artistici.

 

Corriere Del Sud

Consenso di pubblico e critica per l'esibizione della violinista Matsui all'Immacolata

Concert photo cited from La Provincia Kr "Consenso di pubblico e critica per l'esibizione della violinista Matsui all'Immacolata" ; http://www.laprovinciakr.it/cultura-e-spettacoli/consenso-di-pubblico-e-critica-per-l-esibizione-della-violinista-matsui-all-immacolata : concert organized by Società Beethoven at Chiesa dell'Immacolata (the Immaculate Church) of Crotone Italy on 28 December 2014 during performing Doppelkonzert (Double Concerto) in d minor by Johann Sebastian Bach

Soloist Violinist (Left) : Naoko Matsui, Soloist Violinist (Center) : Giuseppe Arnaboldi, Conductor (Right) : Fernando Romano, Orfeo Stillo Orchestra

Cited from La Provincia Kr "Consenso di pubblico e critica per l'esibizione della violinista Matsui all'Immacolata" ; http://www.laprovinciakr.it/cultura-e-spettacoli/consenso-di-pubblico-e-critica-per-l-esibizione-della-violinista-matsui-all-immacolata

Applausi per l'orchestra "O.Stillo" e la violinista Naoko Matsui, domenica scorsa (28 dicembre), in occasione del concerto organizzato dalla società Beethoven, presso la chiesa dell'Immacolata. Il concerto era inserito nella stagione concertistica, dedicato ai grandi classici per violino e orchestra, da un lato, e finalizzata ad un'opera sociale per reperire fondi per la chiesa di Paravati ancora in costruzione, dall'altro. La violinista Naoko Matsui, mirabilmente sostenuta dall'orchestra crotonese, ha dato il massimo sia sotto il profilo tecnico virtuosistico, che sotto quello strettamente musicale. Un suono caldo, sostenuto da una cavata ed un dominio dell'arco veramente molto calibrato che hanno permesso all'artista Naoko (già primo premio al concorso Internazionale "V. Scaramuzza") di rendere al massimo la potenza espressiva e tecnica della famosissima Ciaccona di Vitali. L'orchestra ha saputo esprimere con virtuosismo individuale e collettivo una potenza strepitosa già dal brano di apertura, il concerto in sol minore di Vivaldi. Superbo possiamo definirlo il Bach, "Concerto in re minore per due violini e orchestra". La Naoko affiancata dall'impareggiabile violinista Giuseppe Arnaboldi e da un'orchestra coesa e sicura, ha saputo imprimere un risultato fatto di linee orizzontali in preferenza a quelle degli accordi arpeggiati o ribattuti. Un capolavoro di armonia e polifonia dove ogni singolo elemento è sembrato un tutt'uno con l'opera stessa, creando atmosfere armoniche, fra le profondità del sentimento religioso e la fantasia creativa. Molto bella la conosciutissima Romanza opera 50 di Beethoven, dove, al di là delle difficoltà tecniche, la pura cantabilità ha avuto il dominio assoluto. Un brano dedicato al Natale per sola orchestra, "Buon Natale dal mondo", ha quindi concluso un concerto veramente bello. Naturalmente, applausi calorosi ed un bis dedicato al "Cantabile" di Paganini hanno coronato uno sforzo artistico che la Beethoven con le sue molteplici iniziative porta avanti ormai da anni.

 

La Provincia Kr

Die nächste Generation Musiker (extract)

Naoko Matsui

Klangschön, selbstständig,

.... Beeindruckend war, was die in Belgien studierende Japanerin Naoko Matsui in der betühmten g-Moll-Chaconne von Tommaso Antonio Vitali an Klangsinn und technischem Können zeigte; das Stück hält einige Passagen bereit, die der Spielerin in der Ausführung viel abverlangen: Doppelgriffe, Springbogen und komplizierte Figuren. Matsui spielte sehr selbstbewusst und impulsiv, was gelegentlich ihre Klavierbegleiterin ins Hintertreffen brachte. Diese seltenen Momente, in denen es kleine Mängel in der Präzision gab, überhörte man aber angesichts der Intensität des Spielens gerne.

 

Frankfurter Allgemeine

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