“Dalcroze for Pianists: Gestures in Piano Playing” – Fumi Nakayama, Piano
Friday, November 19, 2021
Come join us and experience Dalcroze movement exercises, known as Eurhythmics, to discover new ways to express yourself in piano music. In this interactive presentation, Professor Nakayma will demonstrate how these movement-exercises are useful for pianists. Participants will discover how to use gestures to help performance flow and how to use fingers-wrists-arm to reflect the flow of the music. They will also discover ways to create expressive tones with purposeful movements. Participants should bring a prepared piece to try out during this presentation of the Dalcroze Method.
Fumi Nishikiori-Nakayama earned her Bachelor of Music in Piano and Harpsichord degree from the Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University, and Master of Music in Piano and Early Music/Harpsichord from Indiana University, where she was the recipient of numerous awards including the prestigious Rudolph Ganz Memorial Award, and Willi Apel Scholarship. She has studied piano with Ludmila Lazar, Shigeo Neriki, harpsichord with David Schrader, Elisabeth Wright, fortepiano with Elizabeth Wright and Kenneth Drake, chamber music with Rostislav Dubinsky, early chamber music with Stanley Ritchie, and conducting with Thomas Baldner and Imre Pallo.