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Mari Kitagawa, piano
1stpart of live
Education & experiences in the world of music.

At the age of 4 I was given piano Lessons by Prof. Teruko Yoshida.
When I was 6 years old, I received aural training & a general musical education at the “Kyoto Music School for children”. Later on I was taught by Prof.. Naotoshi Fukui and Prof. Yoshiko Utunomiya.

Studies at the Aichi …..conservatory in Japan with Prof. ……and in the master class with Prof. Oskar Koebel.
Diploma & examination for the master degree.
Study for Accompanying of songs with Prof. G. Hüsch und Herta Werner
Accompanying of songs and correpetition with the opera association Nikikai.
First Award at the Naniwa festival, Osaka
Concert working (chamber music, accompanying of songs)
Continuing studies in Germany with Prof. C. Hansen at the Music Conservatory, Lübeck
Concert exams
Concert activities (solo, chamber music, accompanying of songs )
Concert travels in Europe & Japan
(solo, and with orchester)
Chamber music recording with the NDR & WDR
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2nd part of live
family life stands beside musical work
1985 – marriage in Germany, later I gave birth to two children
Piano-educational work at the Country music school Segeberg
Lectureship for correpetition at the conservatory for music and theatre in Hamburg
Member of jury and piano course in Japan
1986 until 2006 - management and program consultant for cultural area
Since 2003 active member of the GEDOK Schleswig Holstein
Free-lancing musician, most of concerts as chamber musician, song accompanist,
correpetitor and concertaccompanist, especially for instrumentalists and Choirs
Co-operation with different choirs, for example
CD-Recording of Rossini “petite Messe Solenelle” (choir, piano, and sax quartet)
Carl Orff “Camina Burana” choir with two pianos and percussion instruments
2005 – concert travels with the Hamburg Kanemaki-choir through Taiwan and Japan
2009 – concert travels to Vienna with the Hamburg SBS- choir
Here are some of my musical partners for whom I was responsible for the program planning.
Angela Kentsch
Several dramaturgical song programs have been produced:
Trilogie “search of clues” (CD’s exist)
  1. Clara und Robert Schumann
  2. Fanny und Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
  3. Alma und Gustav Mahler
“Die Musik kommt” –musical versions of poems by Detlev v. Liliencron
Concerts: several concerts in Northern Germany
Concert travels in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Dorothea Stamova
Contra Alto
Various song programs:
A musical journey from all over the world
Russian songs(CD exists)
Songs by Gershwin and Zarah Leander
Literarily programs:
Manege à trios – excerpt from the book. “Der Betrogene” by Thomas Mann, with
Harald Burmeister

“As if there would only be a mother …. ”, melodys of Ave Maria,“love and death of the cornet Christoph Rilke” by Rainer Maria Rilke, with Robert Tilian

Concert travels : South Germany, Poland and France
Klaus Nagurski
Pedagogical programs:
“Being all ears” with woodwind Instruments
“All ears saxophones” cross over music
“Peter & the wolf” by Sergej S. Prokofjew, with woodwind Instrements und piano
“Carneval of animals” by Camille Sain-Saens, with small chamber ensemble
Various chamber music programs, such as:
Golden age of the saxophone
Special chamber music Instrumentation of the saxophone (by NDR-chamber music
Literarily programs:
“Fairy tales from all over the world”
with Dietmar Mues
“Karl Valentin and his orchestra”
by Karl Valentin with Antonia Gottwald
Us “Duineser Elegien” by Rainer Maria Rilke with Antonia Gottwald
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3rd part of live
New chances will be open to me next year, when my youngest child leaves home.
Living with music is a passion, which I can then execute better and more intensely.
I cannot imagine this time without music or without my piano and I am sure it will be a good time in my life.
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