About Us

The piano duo FourTe was formed in Weimar in 2014 as a German-Japanese project by the two pianists Eva-Maria Weinreich and Tomohito Nakaishi. The name is composed of the English word "four" (four) and the Japanese word "Te" (hand).

Since then, the artists have been exploring the world of piano duo playing with great joy and refreshing imagination.

The two artists explore the variety of colors of the piano sound and combine Asian and European sound aesthetics with virtuosity in their own compositions. 

They took part in masterclasses with Aquiles Delle Vigne. Joseph Paratore, the Pianoduo Kanazawa-Admony and the Pianoduo Stenzl.

After having received scholarships for these renowned master classes (Salzburg-Austria, Tel-Hai-Israel) and prizes at international competitions (CMF Paris-France, Padova International Competition-Italy, TIM Turin-Italy), the artists got invitations to international festivals,  such as the International Piano Duo Festival in Bad Herrenalb, the Cap Ferret Music Festival in France, the International Piano Festival in Subotica/Serbia and the Niestetal Piano Festival.


In 2018  the first CD " Pittoresques " was released.

In 2019 the artists worked intensively on reviving the Music of yewish and other forbidden composers in the second world war.


2020 and 2021, the two pianists have received a scholarship from the German Music Fund for their research and recording of Franz Liszt's symphonic poems.


Tomohito Nakaishi

was born in Kumamoto/Japan and grew up on the island Kyushu.  In 2011, he completed his studies of Piano Performance (Diploma) and Opera/Liedgestaltung (PGDip) at the Hochschule für Musik "Franz Liszt" in Weimar/ Germany.

Tomohito performed as a solist and chamber musician in Japan, Germany, Poland and Finland with the Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra,  the Seinan Gakuin Orchestra and the Jena Phiharmonic Orchestra.

In collaboration with the famous actress Iris Berben, he has performed in the Theater Nordhausen.

At the moment, he can also be seen in the thrilling stage- performance "Novecento" with the actor Roland Peek.

Eva-Maria Weinreich

was born near Munich/ Germany and grew up in Bavaria. She studied for two years on a scholarship in Birmingham/England before completing her diploma in Piano Performance and her Konzertexamen (PGDip) in Liedgestaltung at the Hochschule für Musik "Franz Liszt" in Weimar/ Germany in 2013.

Except her playing in the Pianoduo FourTe, the Pianist was also a fellow at the Lied Forum Berlin and at the  "Max Reger Tage" (Weiden).

Furthermore, she was winner/finalist together with the mezzosoprano Susanne Grobholz in the International Engelbert- Humperdinck Competition (Bonn), the International Brahms Competition (Pörtschach) and the Weimar Lied Competition.

Performances as a Soloist and Liedpianist with various singers in Germany, Austria, France and China, etc.