About Me

KAORU TASHIRO (pianist) was born in Tokyo, Japan.

Her vital approach to performance is to explores dimensional experiences, integrating sound, space and time.

In 2022, she performed her project < Miragique> at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz (Austria ) at Deep Space 8K- high resolution 3D space with Interactive laser tracking- presenting piano works by J.P.Deleuze, J. Purgina, K. Sakai, with the visuals generated in real time created by R. Kooshki & V. Ghaderi.

At the same festival in 2019, she performed her projects in collaboration with the videographer Marian Essl. See YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/tSu6eYKpvXE

Her other projects include with the video installation by Belgian videographer, Kurt D’Haeseleer which was presented at Bozar (Salle M), Central d’Art Contemporain in Brussels, Osaka, Tokyo , sponsored and supported by the Ministère de la Communauté Française, the Embassy of Belgium in Japan and Flanders Centre for the 150th anniversary of Belgium-Japan friendship.

<REAL X FICTION> created by “Sukebeningen Project”, a presentation of typically Japanese media art with electronic music was performed in Paris at the Festival d’Ars Musica.

Kaoru has been the dedicatee of « The Primeval Atom »(2023) by Jen Pierre Deleuze, « Musique Noire II»(2020) by Julia Purgina, « Empreintes voilées, dépliées » (2019) by Claude Ledoux, the piano Etude No.7 « Comme l’harmonie du soir » (2016) by Kenji Sakai and « REAL X FICTION »(2016) by Noriko Koide.

In 2020, she collaborated with a Portuguese Butoh dancer Maria Reis Lima to give a joint performance at Câmara Municipal de Cascais, Portugal.

Between 2018-2019, she performed concerts for the 150th anniversary of a Portuguese symbolist poet Camilo Pessanha, in Lisbon, Macao, and Tokyo (supported by the Portuguese Embassy in Japan and Instituto Camões).

Contact Me

Kaoru Tashiro
e-mail: info.prkfv@gmail.com

She is also active in music for the children and has been performing « Peter and the wolf », « L’Histoire de Babar », « Ma mère l’Oye», « Le Carnaval des Animaux » , «Tanabata »,«Gauche-The Cellist » in Belgium, France, Portugal, Italy.

Besides her regular performances in Belgium, Austria, Portugal, Japan, France, she was invited to perform for The Japan Foundation in Rome, The Embassy of Japan in Portugal, Club Militar in Macao, Festival in Rodalquilar (Spain).

She holds Diplôme Supérieur avec Grande Distinction from the Royal Brussels Conservatory under tutelage by Eugene Moguilevsky, a Bachelor of Music from Mannes College of Music in New York under tutelage by Leon Pommers. She also undertook an advanced training at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow with Olga Zukova.

Her translation of The autobiography and essay of Prokofiev has been published in Japan in September 2010, by Ongaku no Tomo Editions