International Stasys Vainiūnas Competition for pianists

International Stasys Vainiūnas Competition for pianists

Kendzsi Tanaka, Hungary

Participant data

Name of the educational insititution The Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen
Teacher Niklas Sivelöv

The Japanese pianist Kendzsi Tanaka (1995) was born in Hungary. In 2017 he graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London where he studied with Joanna MacGregor. Currently, he is studying at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhaga, in the class of professor Niklas Sivelöv. One of the most important achievements of Kendzsi was the third prize at the VII International Béla Bartók Piano Competition where he also won the special prize that gave him a chance to play with the Hungarian National Symphony Orchestra Szeged. The pianist has participated in masterclasses that took place in Hungary, The Netherlands, Slovenia, and Great Britain, where he worked with famous artists Matti Raekallio, Vladimir Viardo, Eckhardt Gábor, Diana Ketler, Steven Osborne, and Lívia Rév.

I round program

  1. Johann Sebastian Bach | Partita No. 4 · D major BWV 828
  2. Béla Bartók | Piano Sonata · BB 88
  3. Stasys Vainiūnas | "Fields Of Home" · Blooming Lily Of The Valley Op. 31

II round program

  1. Stasys Vainiūnas | "Eight Moods" · Dalys: 5 Op. 43
    • No. 1
    • No. 2
    • No. 3
    • No. 4
    • No. 7
  2. Claude Debussy | "Images", Book 2 · Dalys: 3
    • I Part. Cloches à travers les feuilles
    • II Part. Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut
    • III Part. Poissons d'or
  3. Johannes Brahms | 4 Ballads · Andante; Andante con moto Dalys: 2 Op. 10
    • I Part. Andante
    • IV Part. Andante con moto

III round program

  1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 23 · A major KV 488