Nathalie Stutzmann and Inger Södergren embark on Schubert tour to Japan May 4-19

japan1Nathalie Stutzmann and her pianist Inger Södergren return to Japan for a 7-concert, 6-city tour from May 4 to 19, which includes two stops at Tokyo’s Toppan Hall.

From May 6 to 17, they’ll be joined by Kyoko Shikata (concertmaster, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra), Eri Takimura (second principal violin, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra), Manubu Suzuki (solo principal viola, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra) and Hajime Ohtomo (cellist of Quartet Excelsior), performing Schubert’s Ausgewählte Lieder specially arranged for the occasion for piano and string quartet in Nishinomiya, Oita, Nara, Yokohama and Tokyo.

0001On May 4 and 19, the duo will give recitals of Schubert’s Die schöne Mullerin in Sasebo and Tokyo again. Talking about this song cycle, Nathalie says: “It’s one of the great song cycles of [Schubert’s] production, which is a little less dark than Winterreise, talking more about love and nature as a confidant, a friend to whom we can tell everything. There is a lot of purity emerging from this cycle, purity of love, of water. It’s a programme where the river, the colours of nature are very present, and all this is something the audience shouldn’t miss!”

More details on the venues can be found in Nathalie’s schedule.

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