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Infinite expansions: space, chess and music

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Oxford vs Cambridge, rowing and chess

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Eleven years of chess in Holland Park in London

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The Queen’s Journey

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An interview with Jason Kouchak

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The Queen’s Journey with chess and ballet: In conversation with Jason Kouchak

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Heart of Finland – Chess Opening Ceremony 2019

Jason Kouchak piano performance ‘Heart of Finland’ Chess opening ceremony 2019.

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Norway Chess Altibox – Award Ceremony/Performance 2019

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.

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Performance for Peace – Reflections and Prayer in Unity and Hope

Performance for Peace – Reflections and Prayer in Unity and Hope

Our response to the tragic events in Sri Lanka

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‘Four Seasons in One Day’ concert – Embassy of Finland, London

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.

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Revolution Romance 1917 – 2017

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.

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Queen’s Journey at Global Chess Festival in Budapest

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.

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Twenty Years on from Jason Kouchak’s Piano Recitals in Edinburgh and Belfast

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.

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Chess educators explore connections between chess and the arts

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.

http://en.chessbase.com/post/chess-educators-explore-connections-between-chess-and-the-arts

Chess & Ballet at the British Museum

Ballet Queens and King entertain and educate at the British Museum with music:

http://www.chessdom.com/chess-ballet-at-the-british-museum/

Emirates Literary Festival – Interview ‘Sands of Time’

Interview with Jason filmed in Dubai during the Emirates Literary Festival – 2016

Reflections

Ballet-Reflections
performed by Jenny Morrison and Rosie Nevard
written by Jason Kouchak

Jupiter performance with Tsubasa Children’s Choir

Jupiter Jubilee performance with Tsubasa Children’s Choir

Julian and Jiaxin first anniversary concert

Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber first anniversary concert – Moon represents my Heart

Chopin Nocturne – Paris prayer

Video dedicated to Paris – 13/11/15

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