Cellist from Tokyo, Japan,
who took his first lessons with his father at six years of age. His mother was a pianist and this
early experience informed his later career as a chamber and orchestral
musician. He attended Tokyo University
of the Arts High
School and, the Conservatory and University
of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria. His teachers included Emmanuel Feuermann, Wolfgang Herzer, Nikolaus Huebner, Keishi Miki
and Ushichi Omura.
His break came
when the Vienna Symphony Orchestra hired him as an extra in 1973. This led to an audition and eventual
full-time membership in the orchestra in 1975.
In 1977, he
and his wife pianist Renate Yoshii-Cordis and violinist
Werner Ehrenhofer recorded Johannes Brahms’
“Piano Trio No. 1 in B major, Op. 8” at Schloss
Esterhazy in Eisenstadt.
husband-and-wife effort, he and Renate appeared at Konzerthaus
Klagenfurt on 15th December 1978 when they performed Brahms’
“Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99”, Francois Francoeur’s “Cello Sonata in E major”
and Franz Schubert’s “Sonata for Arpeggione
and Piano in A minor, D. 821”.
June 2003, he and violist Herbert Muller, violinist Akiko Tanaka and
pianist Mihaela Ursuleasa
interpreted Brahms’ “Piano Quartet”, and were joined by
concertmaster Fuminori Maro
Shinozaki for Antonin Dvorak’s “Piano
Quintet, Op. 81”.
clarinetist Wilfried Gottwald,
pianist Maria Pagliafora and violist Ulrich Schonauer assembled in Brahmssaal
at Musikverein on 12th December
2005. Their program comprised
Beethoven’s “12 Variations on a Theme from Judas Maccabaus by G.F. Handel”,
Brahms’ “Trio, Op. 144”, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s ‘Trio,
K. 498” (“Kegelstatt-Trio”) and
Robert Schumann’s “Fantasy Pieces, Op. 73”.
April 2006, he and violinist Helmut Lackinger and
pianist Naomi Suzuki performed in the same venue. Their recital included Brahms’
“Sonata for Cello and Piano in E minor, Op. 38”, Edvard Grieg’s “Violin Sonata in G major,
Op. 23”, Felix Mendelssohn’s “Piano Trio No. 1 in D
minor, Op. 49” and Mozart’s “Piano Trio in B major, K.
Symphony Orchestra and Eroica Trio interpreted
Beethoven’s “Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C major,
Op. 56” (“Triple Concerto”) in Foellinger
Great Hall at the Krannert Center
for the Performing Arts on 8th November 2011. The concert concluded with Brahms’
“Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73”.
which Kentaro appears include Christmas with Placido Domingo and Klarinetten-Facetten
with Wilfried Gottwald.