Liszt feted with piano concert

To celebrate the 200th birthday of one of history’s great composers, pianist Sayuri Kubota performs a concert of his work

To celebrate the 200th birthday of one of history’s great composers, pianist Sayuri Kubota performs a concert of his work.

Kubota’s second piano recital features the music of Franz Liszt as well as that of some of her favourite composers, Schumann and Chopin. The composers lived during the same period and were friends.

Kubota began piano lessons at age four and while she wanted to be a professional musician she became a math teacher instead.

Piano became her hobby until she moved to Canada in 1992. Despite the busy life of a high school teacher and mother, she resumed piano lessons with Teresa Marusarz-Borek more than six years ago.

Since then, Kubota performed regularly at recitals and master classes in Nanaimo.

Kubota performs Saturday (Oct. 15), 7:30 p.m., at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Admission by donation, with proceeds to Nanaimo Conservatory of Music.