Ken Iisaka

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

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Ken Iisaka - November 10, 2020

Streamed from the SF Conservatory of Music, the concert was a masterclass in the art of the piano duo.

Ken Iisaka - September 23, 2019

The great pianist matched style to material in a series of impromptus before scaling the mountain of Brahms’s Op. 1.

Ken Iisaka - August 27, 2019

Pianists Jeffrey LaDeur, Albert Kim, and Daria Rabotkina share an evening with the Alexander Quartet, bassist Scott Pingel, and mezzo Kindra Scharich.

Ken Iisaka - July 2, 2019

Seven finalists competed for one of classical music’s most famous prizes.

Ken Iisaka - May 27, 2019

The virtuoso evoked vintage keyboards of all sorts without changing instruments.

Ken Iisaka - April 2, 2019

Making the difficult seem easy is what the pianist does best, as his Davies Hall recital demonstrated.

Ken Iisaka - April 2, 2019

Juxtaposing the composer’s early and late styles made for effective contrasts as well as interesting interpretive choices.

Ken Iisaka - March 16, 2019

The British pianist wows with elegant restraint at the Steinway Society.

Ken Iisaka - February 18, 2019

The venerable pianist makes the most of his left-hand repertoire.

Ken Iisaka - February 12, 2019

Even in his smaller-scale piano works, the composer looms large.