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Ms Honma is a pianist based in the San Francisco Bay area. Besides maintaining a busy schedule as a concert soloist, collaborative performer and teacher, for the last year she has been recording the complete 35 Beethoven Piano Sonatas for Divine Art Recordings, in what will be a comprehensive new interpretation of these magnificent works. These recordings will be available later in 2021 and will be the first truly complete set to include three sonatas Beethoven composed and published in his youth, expanding the usual number from 32 to 35. Ms Honma is using the latest critical edition of the complete sonatas by Dr Barry Cooper, which includes many hundreds of corrections to previously published versions. While the Covid pandemic has not been kind to Beethoven in the 250th anniversary of his birth (December 1770) with many celebratory concerts put on hold, we can still look forward to the arrival of this exciting collection.
Make no mistake Honma is a superb player… a remarkably eloquent achievement… Hearing her performances one appreciates immediately how technically able and interpretatively alert she is… she catches its febrile intensity to perfection…very strongly recommended
An eloquent, powerful performance
The New York Times
Honma played with both flair and immediate understanding