• October 19 (Wed) 2016 at 19:00  at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Small Hall
    Mie Kobayashi Violin Recital Series ~25th Anniversary from Debut~ 
    No. 5 in the series of 5 ≪Oto no Kyoen (Feast of Sound) ≫

    Mie Kobayashi, Susanne Branny Violin
    Petra Andrejewski, Oboe
    Michiko Hayashi, Mezzo Soprano
      [Staatskapelle Dresden Chamber Orchestra]
    Violin Concerto No. 1 in a minor, BWV 1041
    Concerto for Two Violins in d minor, BWV 1043
    Concerto for Violin and Oboe in c minor, BWV 1060
       Oboe: Petra Andrejewski
    “Erbarme dich, Mein Gott” from St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244, No. 39
       Alto solo: Michiko Hayashi, Mezzo Soprano
    Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major, BWV 1042
       2nd Violin: Susanne Branny
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    Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Ticket Service, 03-5675-0650
  • June 25 (Sat) 2016 at 14:00 at Hakuju Hall
    Mie Kobayashi Violin Recital Series ~25th Anniversary from Debut~ 
    No. 4 in the series of 5 ≪Oto no Shimpi (Mystery of Sound) ≫

    Mie Kobayashi, Violin Haruko Ueda (Piano)
    Antonín Dvořák: 4 Romantic Pieces, Op.75
    Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.10 in G major, Op.96
    Maurice Ravel: Violin Sonata op. Posth (1897)
    Gabriel Fauré : Violin Sonata No. 2 in e minor, Op.108
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    Hakuju Hall Ticket Center, 03-5478-8700(Tuesday -Saturday 10:00~18:00 except for holidays and hall closing days)

    (To all from Mie)
    Time flies!
    My Recital Series Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Debut has already progressed to No. 4 so fast.
    ≪Oto no Shimpi (Mystery of Sound) ≫
    Even after 25 years, there are so many aspects of music I cannot easily grasp. So, every day is filled with solving one mystery after another.
    This time I am playing my most favorite Sonata No. 10 of Beethoven which is also very mysterious, and Sonata No. 2 of Fauré of which the second movement may be my most favorite second movements of all violin sonatas.

    Opportunity to perform either of these two pieces is rather rare for me, but when I do, I am always filled with indescribable feeling of happiness with strange sense of floating. Tracking from pieces written earlier, I think I have come a long way and yet infinite depth is open wide in front of me… What else lies there? That is a mystery.
    Ms. Haruko Ueda is the pianist. It has been 25 years also since I met her. I recall with fond memories of long rehearsals in her apartment in Paris where I often visited. I met various people through Haruko-san and that laid the foundation of my current self. I would like to go back to my starting point. I feel very fortunate and am thankful for being able to create music with her again and to try to solve the mystery.

  • February 6 (Sat) 2016 at 14:00 Hill Side Plaza Hall (Basement Floor, Daikanyama Hill Side Terrace)
    Mie Kobayashi Violin Recital Series ~25th Anniversary from Debut~ 
    No. 3 in the series of 5 ≪Oto no Uchu (Universe of Sound) ≫

    Mie Kobayashi, Violin
    J. S. Bach: Unaccompanied Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, Complete
    Arts Island,
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    (To all from Mie)
    The concert No. 3 of Debut 25th Anniversary series is subtitled ≪Oto no Uchu (Universe of Sound) ≫. 
    For a violinist who is usually playing with someone, it takes certain amount of determination to walk out on the stage alone. One must face the wide, empty space with no idea where to stand. I feel extreme loneliness as though being thrown into the universe. But, after a while, the loneliness would change to a sense of freedom with which I can control the whole space and time by myself.
    J. S. Bach’s unaccompanied pieces have been with me since my childhood. Just like playing scales, it was a part of daily routine. These pieces were something absolute standing firm in front of me as though denying any consideration to my own situation or excuses. Such feeling has not changed even now. However, at one time I noticed I was facing the composer Bach straight away, and playing his music autonomously for myself. When there was anxiety or confusion, I took out my violin and started playing firstly with Bach. I could regain my piece of mind, being next to something which exists beyond time and space steadily and with dignity.
    This time I try to perform all of Bach’s unaccompanied Sonatas and Partitas in one day. I am hoping to find something new at the end of this long journey.