The path of the 18th-century musicians that used to “test” their works to San Jiacommo’s Theatre before showing them to the great theaters of Europe, a path that highlights the incredible musical tradition of Corfu, continues to be followed by the excellent, top Japanese pianist, Hideyo Harada. Between her ongoing large tours, after her appearance in the crowded Liederhalle of Stuttgart in Germany and before her two-month tour in Japan, Hideyo makes a stop at the small cultural core of Corfu. The core she created with the Greek great pianist Prof. Lambis Vassiliadis in 2010 at the Ionian University through the Corfu International Festival in order to transfer the deepest essence of pianistic art to the students of the Department of Music of the University. Lambis Vassiliadis, Claudio Curro Dossi and Hideyo Harada, all students of the historic piano figure Viktor Karpovich Merzhanov have assimilated the secrets of the Russian school and have inspired many students to make their dreams come true. Hideyo Harada is not an ordinary case. She is an angel on earth that radiates modesty and grandeur and transforms each of her performances into a unique experience.Gramophone magazine mentions that her playing competes Mikail Pletnev’s, while in her recent recording of Kreisleriana, Schumann's work to be heard at the Ionian Academy next week, the International Piano Magazine praises her interpretation as equal to that of Vladimir Horowitz and Murray Perahia!On Friday 8 of February at 20:30 at the Ionian Academy, pianist Hideyo Harada will present a piano recital with works by Schumann, Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich. The general admission of 5€ per person will be used to reinforce the work of this small core of younger generation pianists. Young artists who are currently performing internationally but were first "applauded in Corfu".