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Sayuri Nagoya & Ronan Kernoa

Beethoven Pianoforte Sessions

This series is a way for Japanese pianist Sayuri Nagoya to have you listen to – and love! – the music of Anton Eberl, Mozart’s friend and Beethoven’s contemporary. She presents, side by side, Eberl’s piano variations of the duet between Pamina and Papageno from Mozart’s Magic Flute, and variations for piano and cello of another extract from the same opera, this time by Beethoven, for which she is joined by French cellist Ronan Kernoa.

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Beethoven Pianoforte Sessions


Ludwig van Beethoven 1770-1827
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13, "Pathétique" (1798-1799)

Anton Eberl 1765-1807
12 Variations on "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen" from Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute, for piano, in E-flat Major (1791)

Ludwig van Beethoven
12 Variations on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen" from Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute, for piano and cello, in F Major, Op. 66 (1798)


Born in Tokyo, Sayuri Nagoya studied modern piano with Minoru Nojima at the Tōhō Gakuen School of Music. Having completed a thesis about period instruments, she began studying the harpsichord, and later completed a Master’s degree in fortepiano at Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel. Nagoya has won several international awards and competitions (Rosenstock, Geelvinck, Muzio Clementi Prize, Square Piano Award). She is preparing her first album, a recording of music by Anton Eberl, for the Brilliant Classics label.

Ronan Kernoa studied modern cello at the Conservatoire National de Région de Rouen, before going on to specialise in early cello in Paris and Brussels. He then turned to the viola da gamba, which he learned with Thomas Baeté and Wieland Kuijken. He performs with renowned ensembles such as La petite bande, Bach Concentus, a nocte temporis, Les Muffatti, and Il Gardellino. Ronan Kernoa teaches viola da gamba at the IMEP (Namur).