CHANEL Pygmalion Days 2022


The founder of CHANEL, Gabrielle Chanel, is said to have been a “Pygmalion”. She supported Pablo Picasso, Igor Stravinsky, Raymond Radiguet, Luchino Visconti and Jean Cocteau. The word “Pygmalion” derives from Greek mythology, meaning a person who believes in, supports and develops talented artists.

CHANEL Pygmalion Days, based on such a spirit, is a concert series presenting artists selected annually to perform five concerts in a year at CHANEL NEXUS HALL. In this series, which marks our 18th, 78 musicians gained vital experience as performing artists. It is our great pleasure to provide you the rare opportunity to see and hear them attain a deeper artistry with each concert.


Matinée 14:00 - 15:00 / Soirée 17:00 - 18:00

Matinée Hideaki Fujiwara (Cello)

CHANEL Pygmalion Days 2016 Artist

Piano: Yukino Kaihara

Prokofiev: Cello Sonata in C Major, Op.119
Rachmaninov: Cello Sonata in G minor, Op.19

Soirée Daisuke Yagi (Piano)

Beethoven: Rondo A Capriccio in G Major, Op.129
Mozart: Piano Sonata No.8 in A minor, K.310
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.31 in A-flat Major, Op.110

Matinée Miki Yamagata (Piano)

Mozart: Piano Sonata No.16 in B-flat Major, K.570
Faure: Nocturne No.7 in C-sharp minor, Op.74
Chopin: Ballade No.2 in F Major, Op.3
Schubert: Piano Piano Sonata No.13 in A Major, Op.120, D664

Soirée Lisa Yasuda (Violin)

Piano: Koki Kuroiwa

Ravel: Violin Sonata in G Major
Fauré: Aprés un rêve Op.7-1
Chausson: Poème, Op.25
Saint Saens: Caprice d’apres l’Etude en forme de valse (arranged by Ysaÿe)

Matinée Yuya Mizuno (Cello)

Piano: Keigo Mukawa
CHANEL Pygmalion Days 2017 Artist

Beethoven: Cello Sonata No.4 in C Major, Op.102-1
Rachmaninoff: Cello Sonata in G minor, Op.19

Soirée Ribon Aida (Violin)

CHANEL Pygmalion Days 2014 Artist

Piano: Maki Tanaka

Beethoven: Romance No.1 in G Major, Op.40
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in D Major, Op.12-1
Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in G Major, Op.78

Matinée Asako Fukuda (Violin)

Piano: Masaru Yoshitake

Bartók(arr.Székely): Romanian Folk Dances for violin & piano
Grieg : Sonata for Piano and Violin in c minor Op.45
Kreisler: Recitativo and Scherzo-Caprice Op.6
Hubay: Carmen-Fantasie brillante Op.3 No.3

Soirée Hina Maeda (Violin)

Piano: Keita Obushi

Poulenc: Sonate Pour Violon Et Piano FP.119
Schubert: Sonata for Piano and Violin in A Major, Op.162 D574
Wieniawski: Variations on an Original Theme, Op.15

Matinée Lisa Yasuda (Violin)

Piano: Keita Obushi

Sibelius: 6 Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op.79
I. Souvenir
VI. Berceuse

Grieg: Violin Sonata No.2 in G Major, Op.13
Grieg: Violin Sonata No.3 in C minor, Op.45

Soirée Miki Yamagata (Piano)

Bruckner: Fantasie in G Major, WAB118
Chopin: Polonaise Fantaisie in A-flat Major, Op.61
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.18 in in G-Major, D894 Op.78 ‘Fantasie’

Matinée Asako Fukuda (Violin)

Piano: Masaru Yoshitake

Debussy/Roques: La Fille aux cheveux de lin
Debussy: Sonate pour violon et Piano
Saint-Saëns: Introduction et Rondo capriccioso en la mineur Op.28
Saint-Saëns: Sonate n°1 pour violon et Piano en ré mineur Op.75

Soirée Reina Suzuki (Soprano)

Piano: Hisanori Shinomiya

J.Marx: Und gestern hat er mir Rosen gebracht
Mendelssohn: Auf Flügeln des Gesanges(6/15)

R.Strauss: Sechs Lieder nach Gedichten von Brentano
 Ich wollt ein Sträußlein binden
 Säusle, liebe Myrte
 Als mir dein Lied erklang

Grieg: Peer Gynt
 Solvejgs Lied
 Solvejgs Wiegenlied

Ariadne auf Naxos” Großmächtige Prinzessin”

Matinée Miki Yamagata (Piano)

Schubert=Liszt: Die forelle S.564

Liszt, Franz: Harmonies poétiques et religieuses 
Hymne de l’enfant à son réveil
Cantique d’amour

Schubert=Liszt: 12 lieder S.558
Sei mir gegrusst
Auf dem wasser zu singen
Die junge nonne
Gretchen am spinnrade
Standchen “horch, horch! die lerch”
Ave Maria

Soirée Hina Maeda (Violin)

Piano: Yuriko Morota

Szymanowski: Mythes, Op.30 Part3, Dryades et Pan
Grieg: Sonata No.2 in G Major, Op.13
Wieniawski: Caprice No.5 in E-flat Major: Scherzando / Alla Saltarella
Paganini: Caprice No.11 in C Major
Sarasate: Carmen Fantasie Op.25

Matinée Kyoshiro Hirama (Piano)

Prokofiev: Sarcasms Op.17
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.13 in A Major, Op.120 D664
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.26 in E-flat Major, Op.81a “Les Adieux”

Soirée Yuya Mizuno (Cello)

Piano: Yuki Yoshimi

Beethoven: 7 Variations on ‘Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen’ E-flat Major WoO.46
Schumann: Adagio und Allegro A-flat Major, Op.70
Brahms: Cello Sonata No.2 F Major, Op.99

Matinée Kyoshiro Hirama (Piano)

Brahm: 8 Klavierstücke, Op.76
Liszt: “Sonetto 104 del Petrarca” S.161/R.10-5, Après une lecture du Dante-Fantasia quasi sonata” S.161/R.10-7 from Années de pèlerinage deuxieme année “Italie”

Soirée Reina Suzuki (Soprano)

Piano: Hisanori Shinomiya

P.A.Tirindelli: O primavera!

Arditi: Il bacio

Rossini: 「Il Barbiere di Siviglia」
“Una voce poco fa”

Bellini: 「La Sonnambura」
“Oh! se una volta sola 〜 Ah non credea mirarti 〜 Ah! non giunge”

Verdi: 「La Traviata」
“E strano! 〜 Ah, fors’è lui 〜 Sempre libera”

Matinée Asako Fukuda (Violin)

Piano: Masaru Yoshitake

Brahms(arr. J. Heifetz): 5 Lieder, Op.105 No.1 Wie Melodien zieht es mir
Schumann: Violin Sonata No.1 in A minor, Op.105
Brahms: Sonate F.A.E. [Frei aber einsam] Mov.III Scherzo C minor WoO.2
Grieg : Violin Sonata No.2 in G Major, Op.13

Soirée Yuya Mizuno (Cello)

Piano: Kaoruko Igarashi

Beethoven: 12 Variations on a Theme from Haendel’s Judas Maccabeus in G Major WoO45
Schumann: Fantasiestücke Op.73
Shostakovich: Cello Sonata in D minor, Op.40

Matinée Lisa Yasuda (Violin)

Piano: Kaoruko Igarashi

Mozart: Violin Sonata No.18 in G Major, K.301
Kreisler: Liebesleid
Kreisler: Prelude and Allegro
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.3 in E-flat Major, Op.12 No.3

Soirée Mayuko Ishigami (Violin) Moeko Ezaki (Piano)

Special concert as a duo recital. Please see here for more information.

Matinée Meguna Naka (Viola)

Piano: Mariko Nogami

Bruch: Romanze, Op.85
Masanori Kato: Inexistant Gardens
Knox: Fuga libre for Viola Solo
Clarke: Sonata for Viola and Piano

Soirée Chiharu Sudo (Piano)

Chopin: 12Etudes op.10-3
Chopin: 12Etudes op.10-12
Moszkowski: 15 Virtuosic Etudes, Op.72 for Piano
Bizet/Moszkowski: Chanson Boheme from Carmen

Matinée Lisa Yasuda (Violin)

Tchaikovsky: Souvenir d’un lieu cher, Op.42
1. Meditation
Tchaikovsky: Waltz Scherzo Op.34
Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No.2 Op.94bis

Soirée Asako Fukuda (Violin)

Piano: Masaru Yoshitake

Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.8 in G Major Op.30 No.3
Schubert: Rondo Briliant for Violin and Piano in B minor, Op.70 D895
Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No.2 Op.94bis

Matinée Miki Yamagata (Piano)

Schubert: Impromptu D899, Op.90 No.2 in E-flat Major
Schubert: Impromptu D935, Op.142 No.3 in B-flat Major
Chopin: 12 Etudes, Op.25

Soirée Reina Suzuki (Soprano)

Piano: Hisanori Shinomiya

Nacht und Träume

Ridente la calma K.152
Un moto di gioia mi sento K.579
「Le nozze di Figaro」”Giunse alfin il momento 〜 Deh vieni non tardar”

「Die Fledermaus」”Mein Herr Marquis”

Dostal:「Prinzessin Nofretete」”Fata morgana”

J.StraussⅡ: Frühlingsstimmen

Matinée Asako Fukuda (Violin)
Soirée Reina Suzuki (Soprano)
Matinée Daisuke Yagi (Piano)

Prelude in C-sharp minor Op.45
Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Op.60
Scherzo in B minor, Op.20
Piano Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.35

Soirée Miki Yamagata (Piano)

※Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance.
※The schedule and performer may be subject to change.

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