Kanako Mizuno (Japan)

Multi-award-winning young pianist Kanako Mizuno plays the FEURICH 218 grand piano in Howden Minster in a duo concert with violinist Laura Rickard. Works by Mozart, Svendsen, Schumann and Brahms, performed by two outstanding graduates of the Royal Academy of Music. Laura has performed as soloist at Royal Festival Hall and Kanako is a winner of the Tokyo Piano Competition.

Rickard and Mizuno


“I enjoyed playing on the FEURICH 218 Concert I grand piano in Howden Minster. It produced rich sound in the lower range which supported the violin sound beautifully. It was a great pleasure to perform on the piano in this difficult time.”

Kanako Mizuno

In a solo concert, Kanako Mizuno presents a beautiful selection of works to lift our lockdown spirits and showcase the FEURICH 218 Concert I Grand Piano in Howden Minster. A special piano concert featuring Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight’ Sonata and works by Bach, Chopin, Poulenc and Janacek.

Kanako Mizuno

“The FEURICH 218 grand piano in Howden Minster (Howdenshire Music Project) is a very sensitive piano. It has high potential for producing a variety of sounds which is challenging but also very exciting for concert pianists. The piano took me on a musical journey and I enjoyed exploring the music on this wonderful instrument.”

Kanako Mizuno

Howdenshire Music Project

Kanako Mizuno performed at Howden Minster on a FEURICH 218 Concert I grand piano, generously supplied by FEURICH Vienna for this year’s Howdenshire Music Project concert series.

After the recent amazing success of the Howdenshire Piano Appeal, we are delighted to announce that this FEURICH 218 Concert I grand piano will be staying permanently in Howden Minster and will be used for all future concerts. A huge thank you to everyone who supported the appeal. 
Also, sincere thanks for the goodwill and support from our fine musicians. We would also like to express our deepest thanks to  FEURICH-Vienna for their support. We’re honoured to have this excellent grand piano. And we can’t wait for you all to see and hear the piano in person in our 2021 concert series!
If you have enjoyed this concert, please consider donating to the Howdenshire Music Project via: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/howdenshire-music-project 
You can also donate by sending a cheque payable to ‘Howdenshire Music Project’ to 15 Kensington Gardens, Howden, East Yorkshire, DN14 7JN, UK.

To see the backstory of the FEURICH grand piano arriving at the venue, click the video below.