"The Japanese Eri shows a lively nature, brilliant, even electric; an intense personality."
－ Anne Queffélec, pianist
"She plays con spirito, with nobility, with elegance, with charm, with taste, with pronounced sense of phrasing and articulation, very beautiful."
－ Gerhard Oppitz, pianist
"Huge young talent to follow"
Born in Osaka, Eri Mantani began learning piano at the age of four. She studied at the Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku) with Prof. Yu Kakuno and the Rostock University of Music and Theatre in Germany with Prof. Bernd Zack as a scholarship student of Yamaha music foundation and Rohm music foundation. She also has took the master classes of Vladimir Ashkenazy, Jörg Demus, Alexander Jenner, Arnulf von Arnim and others.
In 2010 Eri won the second prize at the 29th “Alessandro Casagrande” International Piano Competition in Terni (the first prize was not awarded), and also received a special prize for the best interpretation of Schubert. Her interpretation of Schubert’s sonata B-flat major was highly praised by Annarosa Taddei who was one of Alfred Cortot’s master students. Eri also won the top prizes at the 4th F.Liszt International Piano Competition in Wroclaw and at the 1st Romanian Music Competition in Tokyo. She is laureate of the 11th F. Schubert International Piano Competition in Dortmund.
Since her debut recital in 2001 Eri performed regularly in solo recitals and as a soloist with numerous orchestras all over Europe and Asia. She has been invited to perform at international music festivals and concert series; Rouen, Saintes (France), Raiding (Austria), Miyazaki (Japan), Milan, Bergamo, Caserta, Terni and Cervo (Italy) . In 2009 her concert tour was held in Poland by Ferenc Liszt society. In same year she was awarded a prize of the critic for her recital at the Izumi hall, Osaka. In 2015 she was awarded one of the most important japanese music awards, the "Aoyama Music Award" for her recital at the Barocksaal in Kyoto. Her performances and recordings have been broadcast in Germany (NDR, TV.Rostock), in Italy (Radio 3), in Austria (Radio Stephansdom), in Poland (Polskie Radio) and Japan (NHK-FM, MBS-Radio, Nara-TV).
Her first solo CD recording of works by F.Liszt and G.Enescu (sonata No.3) was released in 2011 for the label of the Romanian Music Society in Japan, and in same year her concert tour was held in Romania. In 2017, her second CD "Domenico Scarlatti Sonatas" was released by MDG (Music production Dabringhaus and Grimm), and received excellent reviews in music magazines and radios.
Since November 2007 Eri Mantani has taught at the Rostock University of Music and Theatre in Germany.
Eri Mantani is currently based in Berlin.
Official Website www.erimantani.com
solo recitals / lecture concerts / orchestral concerts / participation in chamber music ensembles / vocal accompaniment
private concerts / concerts for kids / guest performance in public or private events / collaboration with various artists
Piano lesson in Berlin or Japan is possible.
Program 1 "Scarlatti & Chopin"
D.Scarlatti: 12 Sonatas
F.Chopin: Prelude op.28-15 “Regentropfen”
Etude op.10-3 “Tristesse”
Etude op.10-12 “Revolution”
Ballade No.1 op.23
Program 2 "Beethoven"
L.v.Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.8 op.13 "Pathetique"
Piano Sonata No.14 op.27-2 "Moonlight“
Piano Sonata No.23 op.57 "Appassionata"
Program 3 "Homage to J.S.Bach"
J.S.Bach=F.Liszt: Prelude and Fugue for Organ A-minor BWV 543
F.Mendelssohn: Prelude and Fugue op.35-1 E-minor
F.Busoni: Fantasy after J.S.Bach
J.S.Bach=F.Busoni: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue C-Major
J.S.Bach=M.Hess: “Jesus bleibt meine Freude”
F.Liszt: Fantasie und Fuge über das Thema B-A-C-H
Program 4 "Haendel & Brahms"
G.F.Haendel: Suite E-major HWV.430
J.Brahms: 4 Balladen op.10
8 Klavierstücke op.76
Sonata No.1 or No.2
D.Scarlatti: 4 Sonatas
F.Schubert: 4 Impromptus D935
F.Liszt: "Melodies polonaises" from Glanes de Woronince S.249
F.Liszt: Sonata in B-minor
W.A.Mozart: Sonata No.8 in A-minor K.310
F.Schubert: Sonata No.14 in A-minor D784
F.Schubert=F.Liszt: “Wohin?” from Muellerlieder
"Erlking" from 12 Lieder
J.Brahms: 4 Klavierstücke op.119
F.Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.2
B.Bartok: Sonata (1926) Sz.80
W.A.Mozart: 12 Variationen über die Romanze 'Je suis Lindor' aus
'Le barbier de Seville' von Beaumarchais KV.354
Sonata No.11 C-Major KV.331 "Alla Turca"
F.Schubert: Sonata No.13 in A-major D664
F.Liszt: "Au lac de Wallenstadt"
"Les jeux d'eaux a la Villa d'Este"
"Apre's une lecture du Dante - Fantasia quasi Sonata"
Program 8 "French music"
F.Couperin: "Les baricades mysterieuses"
"Le tic-toc-choc, ou Les maillotins"
J.P.Rameau: Gavotte et 6 doubles A-minor
C.Debussy: L'Isle joyeuse
Etude No.1 "Pour les cinq doigts d'apres monsieur Czerny"
Etude No.7 "Pour les degrés chromatiques"
Etude No.12 "Pour les accords"
Pour le piano
2. Oiseaux tristes
4. Alborada del gracioso
O.Messiaen: Regard des Anges
Program 9 "Pure Chopin"
F.Chopin: Grande valse brillante op.18
4 Mazurkas op.24
Sonata No.2 op.35
Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise brillante Op.22
Program 10 "Variations"
D.Buxtehude: Arias "More Palatino"
with 12 variations in C-major BuxWV 247
W.A.Mozart: 12 Variationen über das französische Lied
“Ah,vous dirai-je, Maman” in C-major KV.300
V.Ullmann: Variation and Fugue about a hebrew folk-song
M.Reger: Variations and Fugue on a Thema by J.S.Bach op.81
Program 11 "Russian music"
D.Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue op.87 No.5 D-major
Prelude and Fugue op.87 No.7 A-major
Prelude and Fugue op.87 No.24 D-minor
Sonata No.2 op.61
S.Prokofieff: Toccata op.11
Sonata No.3 op.28
Sonata No.6 op.82
Program 12 "Great sonatas"
L.v.Beethoven: Sonata No.21 op.53 "Waldstein"
G.Enescu: Sonata No.3 op.24
F.Schubert: Sonata No.21 D960
Various combinations are possible, other programs on
request. Please contact me directly.