Mr Kent Isomura
MMus, BMusHons (Piano)
Kent Isomura holds a Master of Music with First Class Honours in Piano Performance at the University of Auckland under the guidance of Stephen De Pledge.
As a collaborative pianist, Kent has performed with acclaimed artists including Franklin Cohen, Alexander Gebert, Frank Celata, Eric Lamb, Hiroko Kondo and Martin Rummel. In 2015, Kent was chosen as one of four pianists to participate for the inaugural collaborative piano fellowship for the prestigious Heifetz International Music Institute in United States. Kent Received coachings from world renowned artists such as Timothy Eddy (Juilliard School/Orion String Quartet), Atar Arad (Indiana University Violist), Steven Doane (Eastman School of Music Professor of Cello), Hagai Shaham (Tel Aviv University), Lawrence Dutton (Emerson String Quartet Violist), Patinka Kopec and Nobuko Imai.
In 2017, Kent along with his brother/violinist Shauno (together known as the Isomura Brothers) embarked on a national concert tour with a special instrument the 'Tsunami Violin', which was made in remembrance of the deceased and hopes for the survivors of the 2011 Japan Tsunami & Earthquake. The concert at the Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber was performed to a full house audience. In April 2018, the Isomura Brothers embarked on their first Japan Tour which included performances in Tokyo, Okayama, Naoshima, Yamada-machi and Hokkaido/Tomakomai.
Kent has had concerto appearances with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and the University of Auckland Symphony Orchestra.
Areas of expertise
Piano performance, collaborative piano, chamber music, contemporary music