ABOUT YUKIKO HASEGAWA
Yukiko Hasegawa (Hamamatsu, Japan) is known for her refined and sensitive musicianship with a deep understanding of the many different styles in her repertoire. Born in Japan, she now resides in The Netherlands. Both active as a pianist and fortepianist, she performs as a soloist and in chamber music collaborations for many different music festivals and concert venues. Internationally she has performed in Germany, Poland and Japan. She made her orchestral debut in 2004 in Hamamatsu, Japan with the Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra, playing Beethoven’s 5th Piano Concerto. With pianist Tobias Borsboom she forms a piano duo, that regularly performs in Japan. In 2019 they were the winners of the ‘Shizuoka no Meishu-tachi’ auditions.
Yukiko Hasegawa graduated at the Conservatory of Amsterdam for her Master’s Degree (2011), studying with Willem Brons and for a Bachelor’s Degree for Fortepiano (2009), with Stanley Hoogland. Yukiko continued her artistic and pianistic development by participating in the Imola Piano Academy Eindhoven and in masterclasses, given by a.o. Jan Wijn, Jan Boguslaw Strobel, Georg Friedrich Schenck, Klaus Hellwig, and Geoffrey Douglas Madge.
In 2020 Yukiko released her debut album Eternal Longing, featuring three monumental piano works by Beethoven, Franck and Schumann. This was received very positively in the press, because of its poetic qualities, including a favorable review in Pianist with the highest possible rating of 10: “Something in Hasegawa is unimaginably pure” (Pianist), “Pure poetry” (De Nieuwe Muze)