Yumiko Oshima-Ryan to Present Piano Recital at Gustavus Posted on September 14th, 2007 by

Gustavus Adolphus College professor of music Yumiko Oshima-Ryan will present a piano recital in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall, Sunday, September 23. This solo recital by Oshima-Ryan begins at 3:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

For this recital, Oshima-Ryan will perform the Toccata in E minor by J. S. Bach, the Fantasy in F minor by Frederic Chopin and Franz Liszt’s Mephisto Waltz No. 1. Following intermission, she will return to the stage to perform five works from Tapiola Visions for Piano by contemporary Japanese composer Takashi Yoshimatsu.

Yumiko Oshima-Ryan, originally from Tokyo, Japan, has been performing contemporary Japanese music internationally with performances in Tokyo (Sumida Triphony Hall), Kyoto (Kyoto International Conference Hall), Toronto, San Juan, Boston ( New England Conservatory), including world premieres of new works by Japanese composers. Her compact disc, From Afar, solo piano works by contemporary Japanese composers, is available in the Gustavus Book Mark. Yumiko’s awards include first prize at the Wurlitzer Collegiate Artist Competition and second prize at the International Beethoven Piano Sonata Competition. After graduating Toho Academy in Tokyo, she earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. Yumiko is currently an Associate Professor of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College.

Sunday’s piano recital in Bjorling Recital Hall begins at 3:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.


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