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This site is your source for comprehensive information about upcoming (and past) tour dates, links to my Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube accounts, links to all of the streaming services that play my music or retailers where you can buy CDs, my complete discography, and links to select videos and interviews. You can now use the free Bandsintown app to get alerts when I'm appearing in your area. Feel free to contact me if you'd like to see something else on this site, want to have me appear in your area, or just want to say hi! – Jon 

"He plays Romantic-period repertoire with commanding authority"

San Francisco Classical Voice, 2019

Now in his third decade of touring worldwide, American pianist Jon Nakamatsu continues to draw critical and public acclaim for his intensity, elegance and electrifying solo, concerto and chamber music performances. Catapulted to international attention in 1997 as the Gold Medalist of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition—the only American to achieve this distinction since 1981—Mr. Nakamatsu subsequently developed a multi-faceted career that encompasses recording, education, arts administration and public speaking in addition to his vast concert schedule.

Upcoming Tour Dates

Aug15

Jon Nakamatsu @ Escher and the Jons in Falmouth - Fauré / Brahms

Escher and the Jons in Falmouth - Fauré / Brahms, Falmouth, MA

Joined by the CCCMF’s Co-Artistic Directors, Jon Manasse (clarinet) and Jon Nakamatsu (piano), the Escher String Quartet returns to the Festival for the fifth time. The ESQ is acclaimed for its profound musical insight and rare tonal beauty. A former BBC New Generation Artist and recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, the quartet has performed at the BBC Proms at Cadogan Hall and is a regular guest at Wigmore Hall. In its hometown of New York, the ensemble serves as season artists of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Earlier this season, the Escher String Quartet embarked upon a major project – performances of the complete cycle of quartets by Bela Bartok, culminating in a single concert performance of all six at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

G. FAURÉ (1845 – 1924)
Quartet No. 1 in C Minor for violin, viola, cello and piano, Opus 15
Allegro molto moderato
Scherzo: Allegro vivo
Adagio
Allegro molto
Jon Nakamatsu, piano

J. BRAHMS (1833 – 1897)
Quintet in B Minor for string quartet and clarinet, Opus 115
Allegro
Adagio
Andantino
Con moto
Jon Manasse, clarinet

Aug16

Jon Nakamatsu @ Escher and the Jons in Wellfleet - Fauré / Brahms

Escher and the Jons in Wellfleet - Fauré / Brahms, Wellfleet, MA

Joined by the CCCMF’s Co-Artistic Directors, Jon Manasse (clarinet) and Jon Nakamatsu (piano), the Escher String Quartet returns to the Festival for the fifth time. The ESQ is acclaimed for its profound musical insight and rare tonal beauty. A former BBC New Generation Artist and recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, the quartet has performed at the BBC Proms at Cadogan Hall and is a regular guest at Wigmore Hall. In its hometown of New York, the ensemble serves as season artists of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Earlier this season, the Escher String Quartet embarked upon a major project – performances of the complete cycle of quartets by Bela Bartok, culminating in a single concert performance of all six at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

G. FAURÉ (1845 – 1924)
Quartet No. 1 in C Minor for violin, viola, cello and piano, Opus 15
Allegro molto moderato
Scherzo: Allegro vivo
Adagio
Allegro molto
Jon Nakamatsu, piano

J. BRAHMS (1833 – 1897)
Quintet in B Minor for string quartet and clarinet, Opus 115
Allegro
Adagio
Andantino
Con moto
Jon Manasse, clarinet

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