The closing ceremony included a musical performance by Jason Kouchak playing excerpts from Grieg Piano Concerto and Peer Gynt suite as well as a world premiere of his own composition: Queen of the Knight inspired by Mozart and Philidor as a tribute to Norway Chess and Armageddon.
Jason Kouchak piano performance ‘Heart of Finland’ Chess opening ceremony 2019.
Performance for Peace – Reflections and Prayer in Unity and Hope
Our response to the tragic events in Sri Lanka
On 15 November, Ambassador Päivi Luostarinen hosted the ‘Four Seasons in One Day’ concert to celebrate the centenary of Finland’s independence. During the event Mr. Jason Kouchak (piano) and Ms. Sonja Tuomela (violin) performed six traditional Finnish songs and a world premiere ‘Forest in Light’ composed by Mr. Kouchak specifically for this concert.
Mr. Kouchak created the concert around the theme nature, forests and wood in particular, and its relation to the harmony of music.
The violin used in the concert was handcrafted by Mr. Leif Kronqvist of 100% Finnish wood.
A celebration and commemoration of the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution. In memory of Admiral Alexander Kolchak, the Russian naval commander, and his search for Romance in the Revolution.
a concert of music by famous Russian composers including Tchaikovsky and Borodin and the poetry of the Revolution.
The highlight of the Opening Ceremony was the special artistic performance of Jason Kouchak’s “Queen’s Journey”. “I am happy that so many children and families visited the festival from all over Hungary, moreover that we also welcomed participants from Chile, India, Holland, Romania, Russia, Norway, Slovenia, Slovakia, Italy, USA, Mexico, England, France, Serbia and Spain” said Judit Polgar.
Twenty years ago, the pianist, composer and singer-songwriter Jason Kouchak, in association with the Consulate General of Japan in Edinburgh and the Embassy of Japan in Belfast and with the support of the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, held an evening of piano recitals called Across the Water.
Recently, the National Scholastic Chess Foundation, an organization specializing in chess education in the New York area, collaborated with European composer Jason Kouchak to create an event that would celebrate girls and chess. Entitled The Queen’s Journey.
Video dedicated to Paris – 13/11/15
Ballet Queens and King entertain and educate at the British Museum with music:
Interview with Jason filmed in Dubai during the Emirates Literary Festival – 2016
The 2016 festival has its own theme song Sands of Time, which was composed by Jason Kouchak.
Jason Kouchak has a new role as the Festival’s music director, playing at various gala occasions including a launch in Paris on October 17 hosted at his residence by Sir Peter Ricketts, the British Ambassador to France.
Sakura-Sakura traditional Japanese song arranged by Jason Kouchak
Performers: Jayson Mariano Kouchak (Piano), Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
Victory Day performance for Artic Convoy Veterans
Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber first anniversary concert – Moon represents my Heart
Jupiter Jubilee performance with Tsubasa Children’s Choir
performed by Jenny Morrison and Rosie Nevard
written by Jason Kouchak