Sunday, September 30, 6 p.m.
Great Hall of County Palace

                Masato Suzuki, harpsichord

Programme: MASTERPIECES OF BAROQUE MUSIC II.  Girolamo Frescobaldi
Toccata in G
 Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro in E flat major, BWV 998
Toru Takemitsu
Rain Dreaming Johann Sebastian Bach
Capriccio in B-flat major, BWV 992
Johann Sebastian Bach Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Variatio 1. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 2. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 3. Canone all’Unisono. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 4. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 5. a 1 ô vero 2 Clav.
Variatio 6. Canone alla Seconda. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 7. a 1 ô vero 2 Clav. al tempo di Giga
Variatio 8. a 2 Clav
Variatio 9. Canone alla Terza. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 10. Fughetta. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 11. a 2 Cla
Variatio 12. a 1 Clav. Canone alla Quarta in moto contrario
Variatio 13. a 2 Clav
Variatio 14. a 2 Clav
Variatio 15. Canone alla Quinta. a 1 Clav.: Andante
Variatio 16. Ouverture. a 1 Clav
Variatio 17. a 2 Clav.
Variatio 18. Canone alla Sesta. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 19. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 20. a 2 Clav.
Variatio 21. Canone alla Settima
Variatio 22. a 1 Clav. alla breve
Variatio 23. a 2 Clav.
Variatio 24. Canone all'Ottava. a 1 Clav.
Variatio 25. a 2 Clav.: Adagio
Variatio 25. a 2 Clav.: Adagio
Variatio 27. Canone alla Nona. a 2 Clav
Variatio 28. a 2 Clav.
Variatio 28. a 2 Clav.
Variatio 30. a 1 Clav. Quodlibet
Aria da Capo   About the performer: The Dutch-born Japanese conductor, composer, pianist, harpsichordist and organist, Masato Suzuki, received following higher education in Japan and The Netherlands: Bachelor Degree in Composition at Tokyo National University for Fine Arts and Music; Master Degree in Early Music at Tokyo National University for Fine Arts and Music; Organ at Royal Conservatory in The Hague; Improvisation at Royal Conservatory in The Hague (Cum laude). He studied composition with Masayuki Nagatomi, Atsutada Otaka and Hiroshi Aoshima, Conducting with Yukio Kitahara, Organ with Masaaki Suzuki (his father), Jos van der Kooij, Makiko Hayashima, Keiko Utsumi, Harpsichord with Bob van Asperen, Piano/Fortepiano/Chamber Music with Michio Kobayashi, Korad Richter, Akira Miyoshi, Toru Kimura, Jakob Stämpfli, Tomoko Kato, Stanley Hoogland, Satoru Sunahara, Roger Vignoles.
Masato Suzuki lives in Voorburg, The Netherlands and is performing world wide from Tokyo till Mexico City. He is the music director and the co-founder of Ensemble Genesis. With its concert master, Yukie Yamaguchi, and brilliant players such as Andreas Böhlen or Takashi Kaketa, the ensemble offers a wide cross-genre programme from early music through contemporary music with original instruments.
As a regular player and soloist of Bach Collegium Japan under the direction of Masaaki Suzuki, Masato Suzuki participates in concerts, tours and recordings of the whole cantatas by J.S. Bach (BIS) since 2002. He also reconstructed lost movements of Cantata BWV 37 or BWV 190, which were also recorded in the series.
Masato Suzuki is the principal organist of Ensemble Vox Luminis since 2009, who won the Grammphone Award of the year 2012 with its recording of Heinrich SchützMusicalische Exequien (Ricercar). Since 2013, he is the principal conductor of Yokohama Sinfonietta.
Masato Suzuki is performing regularly in such festivals as Musikfest Bremen, Edinburgh Festival, Utrecht Oude Muziek, MA Festival Bruges etc, also as chamber music player in such ensemble as Sette Voci, Ensemble Vin Santo or Maro World. He has no barrier in his repertoire which extends to playing on historical Kabuki-Theatre (Twelfth Night, Yukio Ninagawa project, 2006), performing The Art of Fugue (BWV 1080) in a Live House (2009), conducting Gluck’s Orfeo and Euridice translated into historical Japanese by Ogai Mori (2012) or collaboration with Saburo Teshigawara and Rihoko Sato (2013). In August 2013, he gave a recital in MA Festival in Bruges, which was acclaimed as “enough to call the festival succesful”.
As a composer, he started his career with a unique recital of his own pieces mixed with J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations(BWV 988) performed by him. His Apokalypsis II was premièred by Sette Voci conducted by Peter Kooy. His De Profundis Clamavi for choir a cappella is annually performed by Bach Collegium Japan as a memorial to the terrible Tohoku earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011.
He is the organist at Tokyo Oncho Church and Japanese Reformed Church in The Netherlands. He also gives regular master classes for organists.