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Ken Iisaka

Ken Iisaka is a pianist, a software engineer, and bon vivant living in Foster City.

Articles by this Author

Recital Review
August 21, 2018

Now in its second year, the local festival presents wide-ranging programs of intriguing keyboard works.

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Chamber Music Review
July 10, 2018

Performances of the 24 preludes show less impressionistic haze, more humor and classical precision.

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Recital Review
June 12, 2018

There are fireworks aplenty without the rock and pop.

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Recital Review
June 4, 2018

Inordinate talent and consummate professionalism propel the young pianist into the pantheon of greats.

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Recital Review
April 30, 2018

Another unique award winner struts his stuff at San Francisco Performances.

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Recital Review
April 24, 2018

An artfully crafted program traces Chopin's classical influences.

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Chamber Music Review
March 6, 2018

Sergei Babayan and Daniil Trifonov form a true musical partnership.

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Recital Review
February 19, 2018

The young pianist was all smiles and confidence in a fantasy-themed recital.

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Recital Review
January 23, 2018

The young pianist gave an audience of enthusiasts a generous introduction to his Cliburn-medaling form.

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Recital Review
January 23, 2018

Following the connections in Stephen Hough’s recital program for San Francisco Performances, was almost as engaging as his playing.

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Recital Review
December 19, 2017

The pianist was in top form in a varied and exciting program.

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Recital Review
October 10, 2017

The Cliburn-winning pianist brought fresh insight and nuance to familiar repertoire.

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Recital Review
September 12, 2017

Four years off of a Cliburn Competition Bronze Medal, the pianist delves into unfamiliar material with confidence and insight.

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Recital Review
August 29, 2017

The San Francisco International Piano Festival has the pianists in charge of what’s on the program, making for an eclectic mix of interests and experiences.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
June 26, 2017

The great pianist graced a Santa Cruz Symphony concert for the second time this year and the results were just as magical as the first.

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Chamber Music Review
May 2, 2017

Pianists Leif Ove Andsnes and Marc-André Hamelin pair up in a fiery repertoire.

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Recital Review
February 14, 2017

The French pianist offers surprising insights into works by Ravel and Medtner.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 8, 2016

Conrad Tao isn’t an ordinary 22-year-old piano prodigy. He provided some surprises at the Peninsula Symphony’s season opener.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 8, 2016

The Korean winner of the Chopin Competition transcends high expectations in his collaboration with the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 1, 2016

Michael Tilson Thomas’ program traces the connection between the Renaissance and the Romantic by way of Mozart.

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