SOUND & VIDEO RECORDINGS

2014         Lizée, Nicole. Bookburners. Hitchcock Études performed by Megumi Masaki. Centrediscs CD-CMCCD 20514. CD, DVD and Vinyl. Recorded at the Oscar Peterson Hall 19 June 2014 by John Klepko, produced by Nicole Lizée. Released 11 November 2014. https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/nicole-lizee-bookburners/id938762960

Top 15 New Classical of 2014: Stephen J Nereffid       #13. Nicole Lizée. Bookburners [Centrediscs] “Lizées’s ‘Hitchcock Preludes” is a magnificent collision in which soundtrack snippets are repurposed in startling ways, underscored and commented on by a piano.” Stephen J Nereffid, Musicisgood.org 

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2011         Masaki, Megumi, piano. Nicole Lizée Hitchcock Études. Online release: http://www.nicolelizee.com/video-2/#.Uj8MfWQ57iM

2011         Masaki, Megumi, piano with Brent Lee and Sigi Torinus, live interactive sound and visual processing. Nächster Bahnhof (2011). Online release: http://noiseborderensemble.com/projects/nachster-bahnhof/

2011        Masaki, Megumi, piano and Pokhanovski, Oleg, violin. Eckhardt-Gramatté Der Geiger. Canadian Music Centre CentreStreams Online Live recording, CBC Radio 2.  https://www.musiccentre.ca/centrestreams/swf?mode=play_by&opt=composer&id=182

2009        Masaki, Megumi, piano and Pokhanovski, Oleg, violin. The Complete Works for Violin and Piano Duo by Eckhardt-Gramatté Volume I. Produced by Theresa Leonard, Banff Centre Music and Sound Studio, recorded March 28-30, 2009. CD. Independent.

2006        Appassionata: The Extraordinary Life and Music of Sonia Eckhardt-Gramatté. Dir. Paula Kelly. Buffalo Gals Production. Film DVD. Megumi Masaki, performer and researcher. ASEG-DVD HU. Moving Images Distribution, Vancouver, British Columbia.

This feature-length documentary special is a journey into the passion of Sophie-Carmen (Sonia) Eckhardt-Gramatte, an artistic rebel who defied all barriers to become one of the great modern classical composers of the 20th century. Throughout an astonishing career that would take Sonia from Paris, Berlin and Vienna to the new world of Winnipeg in Western Canada, she and her two great loves-the artist Walter and the writer Ferdinand-would remain forever inseparable in death as much as in life.

Award(s): Chris Award, Columbus International Film Festival

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1994         Masaki, Megumi, piano. “Piano Caprice No. 1”. Canada’s Living Music: The Spirit of Independence/Musique vivante canadienne: Un air de liberté. Canadian Music Centre Distribution Service, CMCDS-S1. Two CDs.

1993         Masaki, Megumi. Megumi Masaki plays Eckhardt-Gramatté: The Six Piano Caprices and Other Works for the Piano. Producer Paul v. Wichert. Eckhardt-Gramatté Foundation, 1993. EGF 300D. CD. Available from Centrediscs.

PUBLICATIONS

Masaki, Megumi. Critical Edition of S. C. Eckhardt-Gramatté’s Six Piano Sonatas. Canadian Music Centre. In progress.

Masaki, Megumi. The Life and Works of S. C. Eckhardt-Gramatté. Book in progress.

Masaki , Megumi. Music 4 Eyes & Ears II: Integrating Sound and Image in Multimedia Performance. In J. Fröst, P. Jovell, A. Julin, and J. Sandback (eds.) 2012, EPTA Sweden Conference Magazine, Svenska Pianobulletinen no 3, 2012, ISSN: 2000-799X, pp. 36-37.

Masaki M., Hechler P., Gadbois S., and Waddell G. (2011). Piano performance assessment: Video feedback and the Quality Assessment in Music Performance Inventory (QAMPI). In A. Williamon, D. Edwards, and L. Bartel (eds.) (2011), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science 2011, Utrecht: The Netherlands: European Association of Conservatoires (AEC), ISBN 9789490306014, pp. 503-508.

Masaki, Megumi, ed. Critical Edition of S. C. Eckhardt-Gramatté’s Six Piano Caprices, 2nd ed., revised. Brandon University Press, 2006. First edition 1996. ISMN 979-0-9001422-0-7.

RADIO & TELEVISION BROADCASTS

2012        Windsor Canadian Music Festival 2012. Assumption University Chapel. 11 February 2012. Recorded live for national broadcast by CBC Radio 2, The Signal, Carrabré’s Orpheus Drones on 19 May 2012 and Brent Lee’s Braga on 26 May 2012.

2012        Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra New Music Festival 2012. Westminster United Church, Winnipeg MB. 29 January 2012. Recorded live for CBC Radio 2 CONCERTS ON DEMAND (online).

2011        Making Music Visual: Performance and live interview, 8 November 2011: KQ2 TV broadcast and online video and article by Alex Hassel.

2011        Gala Concert, 2011 Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition. Valdine Anderson, soprano and Megumi Masaki, piano. April 30. For CBC Radio 2: CONCERTS ON DEMAND and National Broadcast on CBC Radio 2: The Signal on May 7, 2011.

2011        Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra New Music Festival. “Songs, Fantasies, and Impromptus.” Megumi Masaki, piano with Oleg Pokhanovski, violin. Recorded live at Westminster Church, Winnipeg, Manitoba. January 30. For CBC Radio 2: CONCERTS ON DEMAND and National broadcast on CBC Radio 2: The Signal.      

2010        Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra New Music Festival. Megumi Masaki, piano. CBC Radio 2: CONCERTS ON DEMAND. Recorded live at Westminster Church, Winnipeg, Manitoba. February 7. National broadcast on CBC Radio 2: The Signal on 3 April 2010 at 22:00.

2008        GroundSwell New Music Concert Series, Mirror Images. Megumi Masaki, piano and Ben Reimer, percussion. CBC Radio 2: CONCERTS ON DEMAND. Recorded live at Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba. October 28. Broadcast on CBC Radio 2: The Signal on 10 May 2009.

2008         Oleg Pokhanovski, violin and Megumi Masaki, piano. Belgrade Serbia National Television Station: Live broadcast. 9 January.

2007         Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra New Music Festival Concert, This will not be Televised! Megumi Masaki, piano. CBC Radio 2. Recorded live at the Centennial Concerto Hall, Winnipeg, Manitoba. February 13. Broadcast on CBC Radio 2: The Signal on 23 and 1April 2010 at 22:00.

2006         Megumi Masaki, piano. Appassionata: The Extraordinary Life and Music of Sonia Eckhardt-Gramatté. Dir. Paula Kelly. Buffalo Gals Production. Film. Rome Italy DOCFEST, Festival di Palazzo Venezia; September 23. Gimli Film Festival, August 6. CBC National TV Broadcast: OPENING NIGHT. March 16; Film. International Festival of Films on Art in Montréal, March 11; National Screen Institute’s Film Exchange Canadian Film Festival, The Globe Theatre, Winnipeg Manitoba, March 4.

2006         Masaki, Megumi, piano. Piano Caprice No. 1 “Portrait F.E.” E. 84, Piano Caprice No. 3 “Aufschrei” E. 87, Piano Caprice No. 4 “Wohin” E. 97, Piano Caprice No. 5 “Meeresmuschel” E. 98, Nocturne E. 93, Tune for a Child, Arabeske E. 73, and February Suite “Wedding Suite” E. 88. Sound Track, Appassionata: The Extraordinary Life and Music of Sonia Eckhardt-Gramatté. Dir. Paula Kelly. Buffalo Gals Production. Recording engineer: Georg Obermayer. EuroArts Music International GmbH, Berlin, Germany. 2005. CD. CBC Radio: THE ARTS TONIGHT. March 15.

2003         Stars on Ice: The Piano Bar Megumi Masaki, piano. HR (Hessischer Rundfunk) broadcast on ARD: First National German Public Television, VHS/DVD. German National TV: ARD, HR and BR. April 21; DF April 11.

1994         Masaki, Megumi, piano. National Arts Centre Recital. Ottawa, Ontario. CBC Arts National. Jill LaForty, CBC Producer. Recorded live on 24 March 1993. Broadcast on CBC The Arts Tonight (formerly Arts National), March 7.

1993 – 2009         Masaki, Megumi. Megumi Masaki plays Eckhardt-Gramatté: The Six Piano Caprices and Other Works for the Piano. Producer Paul v. Wichert. Eckhardt-Gramatté Foundation, 1993. CD. Numerous CBC National Broadcasts, Latest known in 2007 on THE SIGNAL; Regional radio stations Tracks 4-9, The Komodo Show, Winnipeg, Manitoba. January 28, 2009.

1990         Debut Classica,Winnipeg Art Gallery. Megumi Masaki, piano. CBC Arts Encounter. Producer: Andre LaRiviere. Muriel Richardson Hall, Winnipeg Manitoba. Recorded live February 28.