‘4Tune’ (4 hands on 2 pianos) with Yukiko Shinohara and Yuki Negishi

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Programme:
Paraphrase on Dizzy Gillespile’s MANTECA for two pianos Op.129 by Nikolai Kapustin

Ma Mere L’Oye 5 pieces enfantines (‘Mother Goose’ Suite) – Maurice Ravel
(transcription for two pianos four hands by Gaston Choisnel)
I. Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant
II. Petit Poucet
III. Laideronnette, Impératrice des Pagodas
IV. Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête
V. Le Jardin féerique

Hark! Hark! The Lark-(Schubert-Liszt) Arranged by Elsie Horne

Suite No.2 Op.17 for two pianos- Sergei Rachmaninov
I. Introduction
II. Valse
III. Romance
IV. Tarantelle

Piano 1: Yuki Negishi
Piano 2: Yukiko Shinohara

Artist info:
Yukiko Shinohara was born in Ibaraki, Japan and studied at Tokyo Metropolitan Senior High School for Fine Arts and Music. She received her BMus from Goldsmith’s College (University of London) under Susan Bradshaw, and later studied with Douglas Finch at Trinity College of Music where she received an MMus Degree and Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Performance. She also studied with Catherine Vickers in Frankfurt and attended summer schools at Dartington, Darmstadt, Salzburg and Nice. She was a Park Lane Young Artist in 2001 doing solo recital at South Bank Centre in London, and has performed Ligeti’s Etudes at the contemporary music festival Composium 2003 in Tokyo and premiered Britten’s early piano works at Aldeburgh Festival. She performs both as chamber musician and soloist in Japan, U.K, Belgium, Holland, France, Greece and Spain. She is currently on the staff as an accompanist at the ‘Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance’ and leader of Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex’s ‘4 hands’ and ‘8 hands’ piano groups ‘4Tune’ and ‘Inzpir8tion’

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Yuki Negishi started playing the piano at the age of 5 in New York City. At the age of 10, she was accepted to The Juilliard School Pre-College Division as an honorary scholarship student. Yuki has since worked with such eminent figures as the late Takahiro Sonoda, Christian Zacharias, the late Irina Zaritskaya, Dominique Merlet, Dr Peter Katin and Murray Perahia. She graduated from the Toho Gakuen School of Music, Amsterdam Conservatory, Royal College of Music (London), and is currently pursuing a doctorate at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with Douglas Finch and Dr Sophie Fuller.

In previous seasons, Yuki has been invited to perform in the UK (Leeds International Concert Series, Blackheath Halls, St James’s Piccadilly, Steinway Hall, the Bluthner Lansdowne Club series, etc.), the Netherlands (Concertgebouw), France, Germany, Italy (Festival di Londra), Romania, Japan and the USA. She has performed in more than 200 concerts in the UK alone. Her performances have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Channel 4, Dutch, Polish, Romanian and French television and radio.

Yuki has released a solo CD, and also a DVD from Sound Techniques (www.soundtechniques.co.uk) in conversation with BBC presenter Andrew Green. Yuki was one of the jury members for the 2010 1st Sussex Int’l Piano Competition alongside such distinguished pianists as Artur Pizarro and Vanessa Latarche (RCM Head of Keyboard). She was invited as a guest jury for the Open Piano Competition (London, October 2012) and also served as a member of the jury for the 2nd Sussex Int’l Piano Competition in April 2013. Future engagements include recitals across the UK and Holland.

Date: Thu Nov 7th 2013, 1:00–2:00 pm
Venue: St George’s Bristol, Great George Street, Off Park Street, Bristol BS1 5RR

Organiser: The Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex

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