10th January 2024

The Érard Student Series – Toko Tsuchiya

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Érard Student Series

Brand new this year is our Érard Student Series, a talent program associated with our regular Érard Grand Piano Series. For the series, conservatory students from five different countries present their very own world premiere where piano music is always combined with another artform such as poetry, cinema, photography or dance. 

At TenClub we believe that piano concerts are among the most magical musical experiences to be had in life. That’s why a few years back, we decided to dedicate a series to our 1892 Érard Grand piano. Artem Belogurov, Ksenia Kouzmenko, Klára Würtz and many others have already performed in our acclaimed Érard Grand Piano Series in the unique and intimate atmosphere of our fin-de-siècle salon.

We are also of the view that growth in musicianship is a fascinating journey and it is one that we would like to get involved in. It is for this reason that we have invited eight excellent conservatory students of piano from all over the world to curate a program especially for the Érard at Nes 120, next door to the Mayer Manor. Curators of the series are senior classical piano teacher at the Utrecht Conservatory Henry Kelder and TenClub’s artistic leader and pianist Bas van Lier. 

About Toko Tsuchiya

Born in Toda, Japan, Toko Tsuchiya (1997) began playing the piano at the age of three. When she was seven, she lived in London for three years, to study under the supervision of Satsuki Nakata. It was then that her wish to become a great pianist sprouted. Toko performed at many festivals and won prizes in for example the North London Festival Piano Competition and The Roppongi International Piano Competition. In 2017, she was selected as an exchange student to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London for an exchange and then obtained her Bachelors in 2020, in Tokyo. She then met pianist Klára Würtz who inspired her to continue her studies in the Netherlands. Toko now studies for her Masters at the HKU Utrecht Conservatory.

Toko Tsuchiya’s program

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

6 Variations on an original theme in F major, Op. 34


Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996)

Rain Tree Sketch II – In Memoriam Olivier Messiaen –


Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

Nocturne in D flat major, Op. 27 No. 2


Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60


Sergej Rachmaninov (1873-1943) / arr. Earl Wild (1915-2010)

6 Songs Op. 38, No. 5 Dreams


Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Étude 11 pour les arpèges composes


Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Années de pèlerinage – Deuxième année: Italie, S. 161

No. 7 Après une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata


Tickets for non-members:  €10,-, Free entrance for TenClub members and students.




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The program

Doors open: 19:00 hrs
Start program: 20:00 hrs


10th January 2024


Nes 120, Amsterdam


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