Asia America Youth Symphony Joins Karin Nagano

Internationally renowned concert pianist Karin Nagano makes her Los Angeles debut with Music Director David Benoit and the Asia America Youth Symphony on Saturday, June 25, at 8 p.m. at Zipper Concert Hall, The Colburn School, 200 S. Grand Ave. in Los Angeles.

Karin Nagano

Karin Nagano

The program will feature Piano Concerto #1 in C major, Opus 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven.

Tickets are $15 (student), $30 (general), $45 (preferred) and $55 (premier). A discount of 15 percent is available for groups of 10 or more. For more information, call (310) 377-8977, email or visit

Born in Berkeley in 1998, Nagano began studying piano at age 3 and has worked with the internationally celebrated Germaine Mounier, Igor Lazko, Vadim Suhanov and Alexander Paley, as well as with Vera Gornostaeva in Moscow and Collette Zerah, the renowned French pianist and specialist in French repertoire.

Nagano began competing internationally in 2007, winning First Prize at the Paris International Scriabin Competition and First Prize and Best Interpretation Prize at the Berlin International Piano Competition and First Prize at the Rubinstein International Piano Competition (2009-10).

The Suddeutsche Zeitung said of her performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Attacca Orchestra: “…the pianist, aged 13, played with immense sensibility