Japanese pianist Yoko Nishii will have a concert on Friday, September 22nd, at 7:30 pm in the City Library. The concert will include the compositions of Kozaburo Hiraia, Kosaku Yamada, Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schuman, Franz Schubert and Franz Liszt as well as compositions by local composers Dora Pejacevic and Bozidar Kunc.
Yoko Nishii was born in Ise, Japan, and has been attending private piano lessons since she was four. She graduated French language and literature at the private Keio University in Tokyo in 1998. She graduated from the Academy of Music "Ino Mirkovic" in Lovran this year. From 2005 to 2007 she was a graduate student at the Academy of Music in Zagreb and is currently teaching at the Academy of Arts in Aichi, Japan.
Nishii has held numerous solo recitals and is the winner of numerous awards in Croatia, Slovenia, Italy and Japan. She has worked extensively on the research and promotion of composers and music from Croatia and from the territory of the former Yugoslavia. In February 2015, she released a CD with a complete piano opus by Dora Pejacevic on her 130th birthday.
The concert is organized by the Dubrovnik Libraries and the entrance is free.