Nagano, Hideki


Hidéki Nagano studied at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and the Paris Conservatoire, where he was awarded the Premier Prix for piano and vocal accompaniment. He also won fifth prize in the Montreal International Competition as well as the Samson François Special Prize in the first International Competition for Twentieth Century Piano Music in Orléans. In 1995, he was chosen as the pianist for Pierre Boulez's world renowned Ensemble Intercontemporain.

His solo recordings include a recital of twentieth-century French music on Fontec, George Antheil's piano works on Agon, and Prokofiev, Messiaen, Murail and Ravel for Denon.  Nagano has performed virtuoso repertoire from classical to contemporary music, and has been awarded many prizes for his outstanding achievement. He currently resides in Paris.

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