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Mami’s CD, BBC Music Magazine’s “Chamber Choice” with 5-star rating

Mami’s latest CD with the Wihan Quartet, (Piano Quintets by Franck and Faure) has been BBC Music Magazine’s this month’s “Chamber Choice” and given 5-rating for both performance and recording. The recording can be online streamed and purchased from the … Read More

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CD reviews in the Sunday Times, Classical Music Magazine and others

Mami’s new CD with the Wihan Quartet has been released by Nimbus and the recording is currently receiving fantastic reviews. “This beautifully recorded juxtaposition of two three-movement, minor-key, harmonically progressive French masterpieces — the other being Fauré’s Piano Quintet No … Read More

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~Christmas Concerto~ in Tokyo

日本語版はこちら Mami is delighted to announce that she will be the soloist for the Grieg Piano Concerto with Ensemble Raffine, at the Suginami Public Hall in Tokyo on Wednesday 11 December. This will be a debut performance by the ensemble … Read More

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EPTA Piano Professional review

Tchaikovsky Douze morceaux op. 40, Souvenir de Hapsal, op.2, Valses, Capriccio Mami Shikomori, Piano Naxos 8.573543   “presented with such bravura, care and idiomatic sensitivity… Shikimori despatches the semiquavers in the opening etude with razor sharp precision and sparkle.  She … Read More

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Concert with the Coull Quartet

Mami will perform Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat, Op44 with the Coull Quartet at the Warwick Arts Centre on Thursday 16th June at 1.10pm.

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Hungerford Arts Festival

In this year’s Hungerford Festival, Mami will perform with violinist Masayuki Kino on 3rd July at 8pm. The Croft Hall, Hungerford. Programme includes works by Sibelius, Scott, Krelisler, Chopin and Respighi. Please visit HADCAF website for more information.

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Concert with Wihan Quartet

Mami will perform the Schumann piano quintet in E flat with the acclaimed Wihan String Quartet at FFG Hall in Japan.    

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Duo Concert at Salon Orchid Tokyo

Mami will perform with violinist Masayuki Kino in Tokyo on 24th November at 2 pm. The programme will include works by Grieg, Khachaturian, Krelisler, Ravel and Wieniawski. Tickets and infomation from: Sound & Music Creation Tel. 03-5797-5415

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Bernard Roberts Memorial Concert at the Wigmore Hall

Mami will perform Schubert Drei Klavierstuke no 2 in a memorial concert for her teacher the great pianist Bernard Roberts. The concert will take place at the Wigmore Hall on 13th September. Listen to her performance click here    

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Musical Opinion review

Mami received a five-star review for her solo CD in the latest edition (July/September 2014) of Musical Opinion. “Another outstandingly recorded CD from Claudio Records, containing excellent performances by this very gifted young Japanese pianist, particularly of the Brahms Sonata … Read More

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Mami performs Rachmaninoff Second Concerto – Oxford Proms

Mami will be the featured soloist on Saturday 16th August at the 2014 Oxford Proms.  She will play the Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Oxford Proms Orchestra, conducted by John Traill.  This concerto is forever associated with the … Read More

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Solo CD review on Fanfare Magazine

One might say by way of criticism that Mami Shikimori plays Mozart a bit in the style of Brahms, and Brahms a bit in the style of Mozart. However the playing is elegant and pristine, beautifully phrased and full of … Read More

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Khachaturian CD reviews

Masayuki Kino and Mami Shikimori’s Khachaturian CD has received favourable reviews in Japan and the UK. Here are some quotes from the Japanese music magazines; “ Sheds a new light on the world of Khachaturian” “It was like seeing Ballet … Read More

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Solo recital in Buckingham

Mami will give a solo recital at the Radcliff Centre, Buckingham on 10 July. The programme will include pieces by Haydn, Beethoven and Messiaen. http://www.buckinghamsummerfestival.org/tickets.html

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Grieg Piano Concerto Oxford Proms

Mami will be performing the Grieg piano concerto with Oxford Proms Orchestra on 17 August, 19.30. More details from – concert-diary.com or Oxford Proms “Pop Classics” Prelude to Act I of ‘La Traviata’ – Giuseppe Verdi Concerto for Piano and … Read More

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Hungerford Arts Festival

Mami will return to Hungerford for the fourth year, this time with violinist Masayuki Kino. The concert will take place on 1 July at 7.30pm at the Croft Hall. The programme includes Khachaturian and Grieg sonatas for violin and piano, … Read More

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Inaugural concert of the The Q com Hall

The Q com Hall (Kyushu Community Hall) in a Japanese city of Fukuoka was opened in December 2013 and Mami gave the inaugural concert to a packed audience.

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Wigmore review

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Wigmore Hall 25th June

MamiShikimori and Masayuki Kino will perform at London’s Wigmore Hall to celebrate the release of their new Khachaturian CD. Programme to include works by Khachturian, Respighi, Ysaye and Grieg. Tickets are now available to buy online from Wigmore Hall box … Read More

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Hungerford Arts Festival

 7.30 PM at the Croft Hall, Hungerford programe to include Debussy Preludes book 2 and Liszt Spanish Rhapsody.

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Buckingham Summer Festival

At 11 AM at the Radcliff Centre, Buckingham.10th July solo recital programme to include Schubert 3 pieces, D946, Liszt Spanish Rhapsody.

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Piano/Violin recital

Mami will perform with violinist Masayuki Kino on 12-13th June in Fukuoka at the Suenaga Cultural Hall and Kyushu Koko.

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The Khachaturian CD nominated for the Arts Festival Award

The CD has been nominated for the Arts Festival Award in Japan organised by the government’s Agency of Cultural Affairs. The CD has received favorable reviews in Sarasate and Bravo music magazines in Japan.

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St Anne’s College Recital Series

Mami was invited back to perform for the students of St Anne’s College on Friday November 23. The concert took place at Mary Ogilvie Theatre, University of Oxford as part of Oxfordshire Advanced Musicianship Programme.

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Burnley and Pendle Music Society

Mami gave a solo recital at St Peter’s Church, Burnley. She previously performed for the Society in 2001. The Programme featured Brahms Sonata No. 3 in F minor from her recently released CD.

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Moffat Music Society

On Friday November 2 Mami returned to the Old Well Theatre in Moffat, Scotland following her recital five years ago. The recital programme included “Harbour of Harmonies” by Eddie McGuire and the composer was present at the recital. Read the … Read More

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Recital at Airef Hall

Mami gave a sell-out concert in Fukuoka, Japan on Friday August 31.The Programme included Haydn Variations in F minor, Chopin Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Albeniz pieces from “Iberia” Ravel “La Valse”

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Oxford Proms Orchestra

On Saturday August 18, Mami performed Mozart’s popular Piano Concerto in C, K467 with the Oxford Proms Orchestra conducted by John Traill at the Town Hall, Oxford. The programme also featured Ravel’s La Valse from her newly released CD.

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Solo CD released

In August 2012, Mami’s new solo CD, Mozart-Brahms-Ravel has been released for Claudio Records label. The recording is available in either CD or DVD audio format and can be ordered from Amazon and Naxos direct.

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Master Musicians Series

Mami played five concerts in the Northeast England in July 2012 Mami with Ernie Scott of Master Musicians

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Mami Shikimori and Friends

Mami Shikimori and Friends Edmund Jones, violin Isla Mundell-Perkins, violin Vanessa McNaught, viola Roz Gladstone, cello Catriona Scott, clarinet Susanna Perkins, bassoon Tim Perkins, composer On Friday December 14 at 7.30pm, Mami performs with the Oxford Proms Ensemble at the … Read More

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Bernard Roberts Memorial Concert

  Mami will perform Schubert Drei Klavierstuke no 2 in a memorial concert for her teacher the great pianist Bernard Roberts. The concert will take place at the Wigmore Hall on 13th September.

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Khachaturian CD reviews

  Masayuki Kino and Mami Shikimori’s Khachaturian CD has received favourable reviews in Japan and the UK. Here are some quotes from the Japanese music magazines; “ Sheds a new light on the world of Khachaturian” “It was like seeing … Read More

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Solo and duo CDs released

Mozart-Brahms-Ravel £13.99 To order a copy please send your contact details via contact form Buy online from Amazon or for DVD Audio format     Sonata – Monologue Khachaturian’s music for violin and piano.

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Findhorn concert review

Review in The Forres Gazette by Paula Nichols “World-class Japanese musicians in charity event, Findhorn” Two exceptional classical soloists joined forces to present a benefit concert at the Universal Hall Arts Centre Findhorn on Wed 21st September, raising hundreds of … Read More

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“Emperor” at the Sheldonian Theatre

Mami performed Beethoven’s Emperor Piano Concerto, Op. 73 at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford under the baton of John Traill with Ensemble Settecento.   Photograph by Bernard Mattimore

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Buckingham Summer Festival

Mami gave a solo recital in the Buckingham Summer Festival. This was her forth visit to Buckingham and the main focus of the recital was Brahms’s monumental sonata in F minor, Op.5 which he wrote when he was only 20 … Read More

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Global Peace Concert

Mami will be performing with violinist Masayuki Kino, touring Scotland in September. “Global Peace Concert” will take place on 24 September in Dumfries to benefit Japanese quake and tsunami victims.    

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HADCAF Concert

Hungerford & District Community Arts Festival at the Croft Hall. This was the repeat of the Blewbury Festival programme. There was a review of this concert in the Newbury Weekly News by Derek Ansell.   Ravel La Valse virtuosity …”the … Read More

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Blewbury Festival

Another evening of “Eccellente Marzemino”. An eclectic mix of music, drama and wine tasting! Performed to a packed audience at St Michael’s Church. This time Mami also performed a solo piece, Ravel La Valse and violinist Edmund Jones performed Massenet’s … Read More

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Mami to return to Kirkleatham in 2012

Mami has been invited back to perform in the ‘Classics at Kirkleatham’ series for 2012. It will be her fourth visit and the concert will be  held in the Grade-1 listed  17th century chapel of Sir William Turner’s  Almshouses at Kirkleatham, … Read More

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Mami becomes an “Adopted Daughter of Pasay City”

22 March-3 April, Philippines Mami was awarded a “ Symbolic Key to Pasay City” by the Mayor Antonino G Calixto on 22 March and subsequently became an “Adopted Daughter of Pasay City”, honorary citizenship awarded to her in appreciation of … Read More

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Mami invited to perform in the Oxford Proms

Mami has been invited to perform in two  Oxford Proms concerts which will take place in August this year, a solo recital at the Holywell Music Room, and with  Ensemble Settecento  in the Sheldonian Theatre where she will play the … Read More

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Debut CD to be released…

Mami’s Debut CD will be released later this year for Claudio Records label. The repertoire will feature Mozart Rondo, K511, Brahms 3rd sonata, Ravel La Valse.

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Andrew Claxton, composer of “Sanvean”…

Andrew Claxton, composer of “Sanvean”  is writing Mami a solo piano piece called “Spring City”.  

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Mozart’s Marzemino

21 January Mami performed with Violinist Edmund Jones at Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, Oxford. The audience enjoyed Mozart’s favourite wine ‘Marzemino’ as well as great music. “Versa il vino, eccellente marzemino” – “Pour a glass of excellent marzemino” – … Read More

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