AISA IJIRI

Piano
 

Following her sensational debuts at Tokyo Opera City (2010) and Carnegie Hall, New York (2017), Aisa Ijiri has established herself as one of the award-winning pianists of her generation and has been described as, “a special talent whose European sophistication, fierce passion and poetic sentiment create an artistic atmosphere”- Record Geijutsu, Tokyo.Born in Japan, Aisa made her European debut at the age of 15 as a concerto soloist at the Philharmonic Hall, Warsaw and as a recitalist at the Konserthuset, Stockholm. Since then, her performance career has taken her to the U.S.A, the U.K, Korea, China and all over Europe.Aisa has given regular piano solo and chamber music concerts at many prestigious venues including Wigmore Hall (London), Southbank Centre, Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Cadogan Hall, Fairfield Halls, St. John’s Smith Square, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, St. George’s Bristol, Kioi Hall (Tokyo), Izumi Hall (Osaka) and at international music festivals including Wimbledon International Music Festival, Three Choirs Festival, Lichfield Festival, and the Chopin Festival in Duzniki-Zdroj. Her concerts have been broadcast on Classic FM, BBC1 Television, BBC Radio 3, Radio Television of Serbia, Radio Beograd, N1 TV and CNN Worldwide. In 2009 Aisa was awarded a “Prestigious Culture Award” by the Mayor of Shiga in Japan as the youngest ever winner. As a soloist, Aisa has performed piano concertos with the Osaka Century Symphony Orchestra (Kentaro Kawase, Ken Hsieh), Orchestra Musica Celeste (Yasuo Shinozaki), Orion Orchestra (Toby Purser), Bushey Symphony Orchestra (George Vass), Salonorchester Alt Wien (Udo Zwölfer) among others. In 2019, she gave an acclaimed performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5 ‘Emperor’ with the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Sachio Fujioka.

Aisa released her debut album “Pilgrimage” (2011) and second album “Ailes d’amour” (2016) on N.A.T Records, Japan. Two albums, “SAKURA” (2014) and “PRELUDES” (2015), for which the piano solo music was composed for her by Llywelyn ap Myrddin, were released on WW Records in London and chosen for a highlight feature on BBC Radio 3. In 2019, Aisa played the world premiere of a new single ‘Until We Meet Again’ written by Hollywood film composer Martin Tillman;  a recording of the performance with Aisa  as the soloist with the Prague Symphonic Ensemble was released in 2020. In a same year, a piano solo piece ‘Aisa : Sand, Silk and Love’, was dedicated to her by Schott Music composer Melanie Spanswick and was published by Schott Music in the Schott Edition Series. Aisa is an official recording artist for ‘SPIRIO’ by Steinway & Sons. Aisa’s unique life story has inspired many film and theatre directors, and fashion designers. She has become a cover artist and has featured in many international television series, feature films and publications such as CNN Style, Steinway Film, Steinway & Sons Magazine, Clivedale London, Lark Music, Musica Nova, Wannabe Magazine, Diplomany & Commence, Shiga Bank Magazine and Opinion Leader among others. In 2019, she played the role of pianist in the  film “AISA” directed by Marco della Fonte, and produced by Lost Pictures Ltd in Florence. Aisa is a graduate of the Kungliga Musikhögskolan, Stockholm (Bachelor’s Degree), Guildhall School of Music & Drama (Master’s Degree) and the Royal College of Music, London (Artist Diploma). In 2018, she was appointed Honorary Representative for the Royal College of Music, London. Aisa is an official Steinway Artist and the Artistic Director of the Tokyo International Piano Association (Japan) and the Montecatini Piano Festival (Italy).

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