Kayo Tatebe Piano ConcertNovember 04, 2012
Born in Sendai, Japan, Kayo received her earliest music education from her parents. She attended the Toho-Gakuen Music School in Tokyo.
After graduation with diplomas in solo and chamber music she took a position as piano instructor at Toho-Gakuen. Also she studied Seitai Method with Haruchika Noguchi 1962-1969. In 1969 she went to Berlin, Germany, and studied under Gerhard Taschner, a virtuoso violinist who learned piano technique from Moritz Rosenthal, a student of Franz Liszt. From 1978 to 1980 she attended Sergiu Celibidache’s seminars by his invitation. She moved from Germany to the USA in 1980. In 1985 she was appointed the principal keyboard instrumentalist for the South Bend Symphony Orchestra in Indiana, and served in that capacity through 1990.
Kayo has given many solo recitals, performed in several chamber concerts, accompanied other soloists, and given private lessons in Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the USA.
Department of Visual & Performing Arts