Keisuke Nakagoshi

Keisuke Nakagoshi, a native of Japan, earned a Bachelor of Music in composition and a Master of Music in chamber music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied composition with David Conte and piano with Paul Hersh. In 2005 he was selected to represent the Conservatory for the Kennedy Center's Conservatory Project, a program featuring young musicians from major conservatories across the United States. As the winner of the Conservatory’s 2006 Piano Concerto Competition, he performed Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Orchestra at their inaugural orchestra concert. He has appeared in several San Francisco Symphony chamber music concerts since his debut in 2010; he made his debut with the Orchestra in April when he performed Ingvar Lidholm’s Poesis. Mr. Nakagoshi and Swiss pianist Eva-Maria Zimmermann formed the piano duet ZOFO in 2009. Their debut recording Mind Meld was nominated for a Grammy award for Best Chamber Music Performance in 2013. Mr. Nakagoshi is currently Pianist-in-Residence at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and he serves as pianist in the production team for Opera Parallèle.

(June 2013)