2ND THURSDAY RECITAL WITH PIANIST KYOSHIRO HIRAMA
12:15-12:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13
Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS
Park International Center for Music piano student, Kyoshiro Hirama, will be performing a free community recital on October 13 at the Village Presbyterian Church Mission Campus. A “meet the artist” reception will follow in the Welcome Center.
Piano Sonata No.26 in E-flat major, Op.81a “Les Adieux” (The Farewell) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Ⅰ. Das Lebewohl
Ⅲ. Das Wiedersehen
Piano Sonata No.1 in D minor, Op.28 by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Ⅲ. Allegro molto
Born in 1998, in Osaka, Japan, Kyoshiro Hirama began his piano studies at age 4 and continued piano studies with Claudio José Lisboa Soares and Makoto Ueno while he studied science in high school. At the age of 16, he decided to pursue classical piano performance as his career path of choice and came to the United States when he was 18 years old. Hirama completed his Bachelor of Music degree under Stanislav Ioudenitch at the International Center for Music at Park University in Parkville, MO. Currently, he continues to study at Park University as a graduate student.
He performed with an orchestra for the first time when he was 10 and made his first solo recital when he was 13. After starting his musical career, Hirama has performed a substantial number of concerts in Japan and in the United States, Brazil, Uzbekistan, and Portugal as well. His most prestigious concert was a series of five recitals and two online recitals for the Chanel Pygmalion Days program, of which Hirama was selected as one of the artists in 2020. He has also collaborated with Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Sao Paulo Youth Symphony Orchestra, and National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan.
Hirama has received a lot of competition prizes, including 5th prize at the Sendai International Music Competition, the semi-final placing at the Ferrol International Piano Competition, the gold medal at PTNA piano competition, as well as 2nd prize and Public Award at the Student Music Competition of Japan. His numerous awards and scholarships include Yamaha Music Scholarships in 2017-2019, Kansas City Musical Club Scholarship in 2022, Sigma Alpha Iota Scholarship in 2022, Osaka Governor Awards and the Neyagawa-city Meritorious Service Awards.