Reviews
  • 2014 Diana Anton, “Megumi Masaki soaks Isabel Bader Centre in music: Inaugural concert is a powerful musical and multimedia performance.” Queen’s Journal, 30 September 2014. http://queensjournal.ca/story/2014-09-30/arts/megumi-masaki-soaks-isabel-bader-performing-arts-c/

Excerpt: … Music 4 Eyes and Ears set the bar high in terms of creativity and innovation. … provided a dazzling opening on Friday for a new season of music. Using a mixture of piano as well as video and electronics, Music 4 Eyes and Ears successfully managed to explore the harmonic relationship between art and sound.”

  • 2013 Richard Todd, “Chamberfest Review: New music interesting but not easy listening.” Ottawa Citizen Newspaper, 6 August 2013. Excerpt: “… performed by Megumi Masaki … realized the composer’s intentions well.”
  • 2013 Jónas Sen, “Syngdu A, Doris: Megumi Masaki.” Fréttablaðið (The Icelandic Newspaper), 6 February 2013. Translated from Icelandic to English by Pétur Jonasson, Manager, Dark Music Days Festival 7 February 2013.

Excerpt: “…5 (out of possible) 5 stars … Masaki is an admirable pianist. Her keystroke was soft and beautiful, energetic at the right moments, light and playful. … Conclusion: The most amazing (riveting) and mind-expanding concert I witnessed at the Dark Music Days Festival.”

  • 2013 Andreas Hauff, “Klang und Bild: ‘Music 4 Eyes & Ears’ an der Musikhochschule Mainz.” Neue Musikzeitung online journal, 26 February 2013. <http://www.nmz.de/online/klang-und-bild-music-4-eyes-ears-an-der-musikhochschule-mainz>

Excerpt: “Megumi Masaki expert of contemporary music … an exceedingly stimulating evening.”

  • 2013         Andreas Engström, “Myrkir Músikdagar / Dark Music Days 31 January to 3 February Harpa, Reykjavik. Nutida Musik #3-4 2012-13, pp. 97-98.

Excerpt: “One of the most exhilarating program points of the entire festival provided by … pianist Megumi Masaki. Especially Masaki’s solo concert was one of the festival’s highlights.”

  • 2013         Jochen Decker, “Review: Megumi Masaki Music 4 EYES & EARS II, 14.02.2013” Musique Internationale Next Generation Connection Mainz (MING/MCM) e.V., 2 June 2013. <http://mingconnection.eu/archiv/>

Excerpt: “Masaki’s performance was astonishing. She was courageously adventurous. … Her play was substantial, vivid and impulsive, ensouled by and highly engaged for the content of music. … passionate and human, though technically brilliant.”

  • Elide Bergamaschi, “I virtuosi dell’arte al Festival di Casalmaggiore.” Il Cittadino, 25 Luglio 2012, p. 28.
  • 2012         CBC Music Blog Post: http://music.cbc.ca/#/blogs/2012/2/Ravedeath-for-Organ. Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra New Music Festival 2012, 29 January 2012.
  • 2011         Bill Richardson, CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/radio2/saic/2011/01/31/thoughts-on-the-opening-of-the-winnipeg-new-music-festival/ 30 January 2011.
  • 2007         Joanne F. Villeneuve, “The music coach.” Brandon Sun, 21 July 2007.
  • 2007         Holly Harris, “Musical multiples make evening eclectic.” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 February 2007.
  • 2003         DÖ, “Viel Applaus für glanzvolle Eis-Show Begeisternd: Ein Pianist auf Kufen, Weltklasse Läufer und ein Hauch von Romantik.” Wetterauer Zeitung, 12 April 2003, p. 16.
  • 2003         SBA, “Pirouetten statt Bandenchecks.” Frankfurter Rundschau, 11 April 2003, Nr. 86. [Excerpt: “accompanied by Megumi Masaki provided another climax of the show…”]
  • 2002         Edward Reichel, “Classical violinist shines in Olympiad.” Deseret News, 16 February 2002. Excerpt: “Megumi Masaki, in a collaboration that was imaginative, intelligent and sensitive.”
  • 2001         Wendy Summerfield, “Magic and music enchant in the rain.” The Westerly News, 15 August 2001.

Excerpt: “Kameda and Masaki’s refined control and meticulous attention to details, combined with unparalleled excitement and musicianship perfectly delivered the drama, the lightness, the motion and bursts of colour throughout this exquisite concert.”

  • 2001         Matthias Puppe. “Pianistin erhielt in Leipzig Willi-Daume Stipendium: Preisträgerin beschreibt Verbindung von Musik und Sport.” Bühne Leipzig, 23 October 2001, p.19.
  • 1997         UHR, “Gelungenes Dankeschön.” Süddeutsche Zeitung, 31 October 1997.
  • 1997         JD, “Kraft und Grazie miteinander vereint.” [translation: Power and Grace united.”] Hessischer Rundfunk, 17 June 1997.
  • 1997         BFP, “Ein Musikerlebnis mit dem Masaki-Duo.” Höchster Kreisblatt Frankfurter Neue Press, 16 June 1997.