Pellissippi State welcomes pianist Emi Kagawa in concert

Emi Kagawa
Pianist Emi Kagawa will perform at Pellissippi State on Thursday, Jan. 31.

The Arts at Pellissippi State welcomes world-renowned pianist Emi Kagawa in concert Thursday, Jan. 31.

A native of Osaka, Japan, Kagawa has performed extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Italy and Japan. She is a past winner of the Juilliard School of Music’s Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition and was recently appointed principal keyboard of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra.

“Emi Kagawa performed here at Pellissippi State last January with the group Isotone, and she expressed an interest in doing a solo recital for us,” said Peggy Hinkle, music program coordinator for Pellissippi State Community College. “We are extremely fortunate to host a guest artist of her caliber as part of our concert series.”

Kagawa’s performance, which is free, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, in the Clayton Performing Arts Center on Pellissippi State’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road.

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To request accommodations for a disability for this event, call 865-539-7401 or email