Mari Kodama plays a Steinway Lunch Concert (April 2020)

As a Steinway Artis Mari Kodama plays a Lunch Concert in the new online format on Steinways’ website. Accompanied by other Steinway Artists, Mari Kodama presents Beethoven in this nearly 20-minute concert on her grand piano at home.

Here you can watch her concert.

Mari Kodama plays on Sunday with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille

Mari Kodama returns to the Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille for a concert on January 26th 2020 in Aix-en-Provence, performing Bartók’s 2nd Piano Concerto under the baton of the young conductor Lio Kuokman, replacing Lawrence Foster.

Overview on the concert:

26. January, 16.00- Marseille, Aditorium du Pharo
Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille

Dvořák: Czech Suite for Small Orchestra in D major, op. 39
Bartók: Piano Concerto No 2
Rimski-Korsakow: Spanish Capriccio, op. 45
Tchaikovski: Italian Capriccio in A major, op. 45
Ravel: Spanish Rhapsody

Further information can be found here.

New CD Box – Mari Kodama and Kent Nagano playing Beethoven (Oktober 2019)

With Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 0 E-flat Major WoO 4, a nearly unknown youth work of the composer, and his Rondo for Piano and Orchestra WoO 6, Mari Kodama and Kent Nagano expand their joint recordings of Beethoven’s works for piano and orchestra with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin.

The 4-CD edition will be released on 11 October 2019 with Berlin Classics.

On this CD, Mari Kodama and Kent Nagano present a very personal adaptation of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 0 which reflects their individual image of Beethoven as a youngster – exuberant freshness, an urgent sense of awakening in the young, almost childlike Beethoven writing shortly before his artistic powers developed to the maximum, the joie de vivre and vital energy in a style that owes something to the playfulness of both Haydn and Mozart. The adaptation is based on the autograph of the compressed score; a complete orchestration by Beethoven does not exist.

The 4-CD edition (Piano Concertos Nos. 0-5, Triple Concerto, Rondo for piano and orchestra, bonus track: “Eroica” Variations for piano solo) offers a profound insight into this year-long engagement of the musicians with the works for piano and orchestra of Beethoven, who has become a true musical companion for them. And not only that: ” “If you play them all, it’s like travelling with Beethoven through his entire life,” says Mari Kodama.

Official Trailer:

Official Music Video – Piano Concerto no. 0: I. Allegro:

Official Music Video – Piano Concerto no. 0: III. Rondo:

Mari Kodama and Kent Nagano at the SWR Symphonieorchester (July 2019)

On 18, 19 and 20 July, Mari Kodama and Kent Nagano will be guests at the SWR Symphonieorchester in Stuttgart and Freiburg. They will perform Schoenberg’s Piano Concerto and Bruckner’s Symphony Nr. 6.
The concert on 19 July will be video streamed live on SWRClassic and SWRClassic’s facebook page.

Overview on the concerts:

18, 19 July, 20.00 – Stuttgart, Liederhalle
SWR Symphonieorchester
Schoenberg: Piano Concerto op. 42
Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 A Major

19 July, 20.00: Live Video Stream on SWRClassic.de

20 July, 20.00 – Freiburg, Konzerthaus
s. 18 July

Further information on the concerts (in German) can be found here.