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T A M A M I
H O N M A

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Tamami Honma is an internationally acclaimed pianist renowned for the spell-binding power and expressiveness of her performances. Based in the San Francisco Bay area, she maintains a busy schedule as a concert soloist, collaborative performer, teacher and recording artist. She recently finished recording the complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas for Divine Art Recordings in a stunning new interpretation of these magnificent works.

 

These recordings are now available from the online store here, Divine Art, Amazon, Presto Music, and other music vendors.

UPCOMING CONCERT

On April 4 at 12pm, Tamami Honma and Daniel Glover will be performing Franz Liszt's transcription of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony for two pianos augmented by John Gerling on timpani and percussion at San José State University Concert Hall.  The concert sponsored by the Beethoven Society will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the first performance of Beethoven's 9th Symphony which took place in Vienna in 1824,  The concert is part of the Beethoven Center's Noontime Concert series. Free admission with cookies and coffee after the concert. More information about the concert here.

VIDEOS

Tamami in conversation with leading Beethoven scholar, Professor Barry Cooper, editor of the ABRSM edition of the Beethoven Piano Sonata discussing how he approached the task of editing Beethoven's revered works and how she approached performing them. 

RECENT CONCERTS

Ms Honma appeared with the Redwood Symphony on September 23 in a performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 4, that was described after its first performance by the composer himself as "the most admirable, singular, artistic and complex Beethoven concerto ever."  

On October 15, she appeared with the Saratoga Symphony at the McAfee Center in Saratoga, California in a performance of Ferruccio Busoni's extraordinary piano concerto. The work, composed over one hundred years ago, was only recently given its West Coast premiere, an event for which reviewers raved: “Awe and wonder," "Sheer energy and dynamism,"  "Shot of pure adrenalin," "Kaleidoscopic," and "a once in a lifetime opportunity for audiences."  .

REVIEWS

"The Pathétique is rendered very well indeed... So, too, the Moonlight and, initiating the magisterial sequence of the final 10 sonatas. [In] the Appassionata, Honma lets the music sing without any extraneous imposition of personality that has disfigured many an interpretation elsewhere. Suffice it to say that the strengths of Honma’s interpretations of the earlier works persist to the end, whether in the lyrical warmth of Op 90’s finale or the stratospheric heights of the final three."

International Piano

"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."

Gramophone

"An eloquent, powerful performance"

The New York Times

 

"Honma played with both flair and immediate understanding"

The Independent

 

Available CDs
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