Kosciuszko Foundation in Washington DC - Past Events

Spring Piano Concert

Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 1:30pm

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KEN IISAKA, pianist

Born in Japan, Ken Iisaka started taking piano lessons at age 4.  He once dreamed of becoming a professional concert pianist, but computers captured his brain, if not his heart.  He has spent over 20 years working as a software engineer at financial institutions, then more recently at a series of Silicon Valley start-up firms.  Yet his love of piano and music is only increasing, after a particularly challenging and painful period.  Despite suffering great losses, music has become an even stronger and faithful companion to his life.


 Antonio Soler                                                  Sonata in D-major, R.84

Maurice Ravel                                                 Sonatine

Franz Liszt                                                        Funerailles, S.172, No.7


 Nikolai Medtner                                            Sonata Reminiscenza, Op.38 No.1

Alexander Scriabin                                          Sonata No.5




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