“Exquisite” The Sunday Times
Described by the BBC Music Magazine, “sheer delight” and “dazzling”, Japanese pianist Mami Shikimori has performed at world-renowned concert venues including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Cadogan Hall, Bridgewater Hall and Tokyo’s Suntory Hall. She has recorded for Naxos, Nimbus, Claudio and NAR labels, and her latest album of Piano Quintets by Franck and Faure, her chamber music debut with the Wihan Quartet has been chosen as the “Chamber Choice” in the BBC Music Magazine with a 5-star rating both for the performance and recording. Mami’s solo album “Tchaikovsky Piano Music” released by Naxos is also receiving critical acclaim in the UK, Japan, France, Spain and the USA. Her recording is frequently broadcast on radio stations such as BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM and it has recently been featured in the Canadian radio programme “Women in music” on the Grand 101 as well as on Classic FM’s programme “Rarely heard gems”.
Recent highlights include Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto with Japan’s foremost orchestra, the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi at the Acros Symphony Hall, Mozart Concerto K488 with the English Chamber Orchestra directed by Stephanie Gonley at London’s Cadogan Hall, Grieg Piano Concerto with the Ensemble Raffine TOKYO conducted by Kenshiro Sakairi at the Suginami Public Hall in Tokyo. Click here for a longer version