20 December 2018

Hiroaki Takenouchi announced as a Blüthner Artist

I went to Leipzig on 21 November 2018 and was officially welcomed as a Blüthner Artist!

Notice on Tashmina Artist website
Notice on Blüthner World website

With Franz Liszt’s Blüthner at the Blüthner HQ in Leipzig!

16 October 2017

New CD reviews

Some new reviews of my Sterndale Bennett/Schumann disc in France!



25 April 2017


Monday 8th May 2017 @ 13.10
St James’s Piccadilly


I’ll be playing works by Sterndale Bennett and Schumann to coincide with the launch of my new CD.


25 April 2017

Catoire/Tchaikovsky Trio @ CONWAY HALL

Sunday 28th May 2017 @18.30


Dunja Lavrova (violin)
Ashok Klouda (cello)
Hiro Takenouchi (piano)

Catoire Piano Trio in F minor Op.14
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor Op.50


Pre-concert recital at 5.30pm in the Main Hall:

Hiro Takenouchi and Dunja Lavrova perform Catoire’s Violin Sonata No.2 Op.20 ‘Poème’


25 April 2017


May 19-21 2017, London

My friend Leslie Ting’s very personal take on listening – a programme interspersed with monologues produced and read by Leslie and music performed by us.

Keep an eye on this space details TBC!

26 January 2017

Parnassius Piano Duo at St John’s Smith Square

On 19 Feb, Simon and I are playing an exciting programme of music for 2 pianos, including the world-première of our OWN arrangement of Rachmaninov’s 2nd Symphony! Please come along. more details here.

26 January 2017

Alexander Mackenzie on BBC Radio 3: Composer of the Week

During the week beginning 6 Feb 2017, my recordings of piano works by Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie will be featured on BBC Radio 3’s Composer of the Week programme.  These tracks were specially recorded for the programme and most of them have never been recorded before!

13 April 2016

BBC Radio 3: Composer of the Week

All this week (beginning 11 Apr 2016) my recordings of piano works by William Sterndale Bennett  will be featured on BBC Radio 3’s Composer of the Week programme.  These tracks were specially recorded for the programme and most of them have never been recorded before!  More info from the BBC website here.

9 September 2015

New Management – Tashmina Artists

I am very happy to announce that Sally Richardson of Tashmina Artists and I have now started working together!  Watch this space as we develop our relationship further!

9 June 2015

Another great Haydn review

More reviews for the Haydn CD! This time on Japan’s Record Gijutsu magazine.  The full review here (in Japanese only).

30 January 2015

More Haydn Review

A short yet very positive review by Stephen Pettitt on the Sunday Times. Read it full here.

16 January 2015

Tour in Scotland

A tour in Scotland courtesy of Absolute Classics, 22 – 25 January 2015.  Details here

14 October 2014

New Review for the Haydn CD

The first review for my Haydn disc from Artalinna is a “ffff” from Télérama!  Read the full review from here.

24 September 2014

Festival Oxygene, 3 Oct 2014 @ Café de la Danse, Paris

An exciting new music festival in Paris! My programme is an intended concoction – 2 Haydn sonatas, Nancarrow’s “Two Canons for Ursula” and Prokofiev’s Sonata No.7!

Overview of this year’s festival and Café de la Danse website.

23 September 2014

Parnassius Duo, 23 April 2015 @ Pitville Pump Room, Cheltenham

Parnassius Duo (HT & Simon Callaghan) are delighted to visit Cheltenham again for a performance in the historic Pitville Pump Room.  The programme consists of the greats of the piano duet repertoire.

Please visit the Cheltenham Town Hall website for more concert details.

Parnassius logo

23 September 2014

Series of Recitals in Scotland, 22-25 January 2015

Absolute Classics is a new series run by adventurous Alex McQuiston in Scotland. Facebook page.

I’ll be giving a series of four recitals in four days.  The programme includes – true to their names – the canons of the piano repertoire, with an added bonus of delightful (yet sadly rare) offerings of works by the Scottish composer Helen Hopekirk.

Please visit the Absolute Classics website for more details of my concerts.

23 September 2014

Mozart/Chopin: Piano Concertos, 17 Oct 2014 @ West Lodge Park, London

This is a rare chance to listen to Piano Concertos by Mozart and Chopin in a rare and intimate setting of piano + string quartet.  I will be joining forces with the excellent Bridge Quartet.  Lovely dinner included in this performance!

Please visit the West Lodge Park website for more details.

9 July 2014

New Haydn Sonatas CD ready!

The Haydn sonatas I recorded back in February are now out from Artalinna – this is the first of our many projects! Details from the Artalinna website.

3 July 2014

Husum “Rarity of Piano Music” Festival (Germany), 22 Aug 2014

I’m giving a recital at this great festival dedicated to an amazing selection of piano music on 22 August 2014. Really looking forward to contributing the German première of Sonata by Caroline Reinagle and two left hand pieces by Ernest Walker amongst others! Programme here.

This recital will be broadcast live on Deutschelandradio Kultur!

3 February 2014

New recording!

Going to Neumarkt in der Obepfalz in Germany for a new recording. Watch this space for updates!

3 February 2014

Classical: Next – 14-17 May 2014

I’ve been chosen as a live showcase artist to attend Classical: Next –  an exciting music conference in Vienna!

details from here

19 May 2013


I have been receiving some very positive reviews of my Catoire/Sherwood Concerti CD.  Please have a look!

© H. Takenouchi

© H. Takenouchi

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23 March 2012

A Letter from HRH Prince of Wales

I received a letter from HRH Prince of Wales thanking my sending him the new Catoire/Sherwood concertos CD.  He is apparently very keen on Sherwood now!

10 March 2012



World première recordings

for more information click HERE

1 March 2012


DELIUS: Music for Two Pianos

for more information click HERE

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