Rieko Tsuchida, piano


  • J.S. Bach; arr. Sergei Rachmaninoff - Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major (1933) (9’)
  • I. Prelude
  • II. Gavotte
  • III. Gigue
  • Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) - Jeux d’Eau (1901) (6’)
  • Sato Matsui (b. 1991) - Oiseau Solaire (2020) (6’)
  • Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909) - selections from Iberia (1905-8) (16’)
  • I. Evocacion (Book 1)
  • II. El Puerto (Book 1)
  • VI. Triana (Book 2)

Since making her Carnegie Hall debut in 2011, prize-winning pianist Rieko Tsuchida has performed internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. Ms. Tsuchida made her professional concerto debut in 2011 performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the California Symphony. She has also performed as a soloist with the Ashdod Symphonic Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, and San Domenico Orchestra. Her many prizes include the SONY USA Foundation Grant in 2016 from the Salon de Virtuosi, YoungArts NFAA Finalist, and 3rd Prize in the IIYM International Piano Competition. She has also been invited to perform at other prestigious festivals and venues such as the Verbier Festival Academy, Salle Gaveau, and more.

Ms. Tsuchida currently lives between New York and Paris. In Paris, her ensemble IMAGO is Ensemble-in-Residence at the Fondation des États-Unis and regularly performs and commissions new works by living composers. Ms. Tsuchida also serves as Co-Artistic Director of Classical Music Collection Japan (CMCJ), a project funded by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to promote the classical music culture of Japan. She made her concert debut in Japan with CMCJ in January 2024 in Tokyo’s Oji Hall. Recent performance highlights include her recital debut at Salle Cortot, the Eiffel Tower. This season she will present concerts in China, Japan, Armenia, and across the United States.

Ms. Tsuchida earned her Bachelor of Music Degree at the Peabody Conservatory under the tutelage of Boris Slutsky. She completed her Master of Music Degree at The Juilliard School in the studios of Dr. Matti Raekallio and Joseph Kalichstein. For more concerts and information, please visit www.riekotsuchida.com.

About the Dame Myra Hess Concerts

The concerts are generously sponsored by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Illinois Arts Council and by individual donors.

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