Old First Concerts
Keisuke Nakagoshi
 
A native of Japan, Keisuke Nakagoshi earned a B.M. in composition and a M.M. in chamber music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, studying composition with David Conte, and piano with Paul Hersh. Graduating as the recipient of multiple awards, Nakagoshi was selected to represent the Conservatory for the Kennedy Center's Conservatory Project, a program featuring the most promising young musicians from major conservatories across the United States. He won the Conservatry's Piano Concerto Competition and performed Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26 with the Conservatory Orchestra in the inaugural orchestra concert in the Conservatory's new Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall. Nakagoshi has performed to acclaim on prestigious concert stages across the United States, including the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, Benaroya Hall and Davies Symphony Hall. He has received training from some of the most celebrated musicians of our time - Emanuel Ax, Gilbert Kalish, Menahem Pressler, David Zinman, The Peabody Trio - and enjoys collaborating with other accomplished musicians such as Karl Leister, Lucy Shelton, Joseph Alessi, Ian Swensen, Jodi Levitz, the Afiara String Quartet and Ensemble Parallel. Recently he performed Rhapsody in Blue with Marin Symphony conducted by Alasdair Neale. He also tours as principal pianist and slide guitarist with conductor George Daugherty's award-winning "Bugs Bunny on Broadway," performing with American orchestras from coast to coast. Keisuke and Swiss pianist Eva-Maria Zimmermann formed ZOFO duet in 2009, commissioning and performing music for a piano four hands.(www.zofoduet.com)
 
O1C Performances:
    ZOFO
    Sqwonk & ZOFO
    ZOFO duet presents
    Symphony Parnassus
    Shostakovich & Poetry
    ZOFO
    ZOFO
    Livia Sohn, Robert Howard, & Keisuke Nakagoshi
    ZOFO
    Ives Collective
    ZOFO