Maki Namekawa

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About Maki Namekawa

Pianist Maki Namekawa has an international career, sometimes performing with her husband, conductor and pianist Dennis Russell Davies. She is especially noted as an exponent of music by Philip Glass and has premiered several important works by that composer. Namekawa has appeared widely in major international venues. In 2005, her recording debut came with Davies on the album Music 4 Hands, featuring music by Glass and Reich. In 2018, Namekawa recorded the piano version of Glass's Mishima -- A Life in Four Chapters. Namekawa has often recorded for Glass's Orange Mountain Music label, issuing his Piano Sonata there in 2020. In 2022, she returned with bass-baritone Martin Achrainer for the album Philip Glass: Songs.

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