Motoi Kawashima plays Bach-Busoni, Schubert, and others

In Japan many CDs have been recorded on C. Bechstein concert grand pianos in recent years. Among them is this excellent 2008 recording of the Japanese pianist Motoi Kawashima. Kawashima, a student of Rolf-Dieter Arens, Lazar Berman and Elena Lapitskaja, has made a name through numerous competition prizes, especially as winner of the International Franz Schubert Piano Competition in Dortmund. On this piano CD he demonstrates convincingly that he is a superior interpreter with both power and sensitivity.