Aiki Mori (cello) with Asa Mori (piano)
Cesar Franck – Sonata for Cello and Piano in A major
I) Allegretto ben moderato
III) Recitativo Fantasia ben Moderato
IV) Allegretto poco mosso
Aiki Mori Born in Japan in 1988. Aiki Mori started to play piano at the age of 6. At the age of 8, she decided to play cello, and had her first cello lesson with Hakuro Mohri. A few years later, she won the first prize in the “classic music, Japan competition”. and the grand prix as the youngest cellist in the competitions history. And also in a young stars of tomorrow competition won the prize as the youngest cellist. At the age of 15 had already been accepted to Frans Helmerson class in Hochschule fur Musik, Cologne.. There she also studied chamber music with Anthony Spiri, Harald Schoneweg, Rainer Moog, Richard Gwilt, and Pavel Gililov. She also studied with Alexander Rudin, Wolfgang Boettcher, Young-Chang Cho in master classes.
Aiki enjoys playing chamber music, and she was invited to play as a member of the NHK symphony orchestra in Japan, and also invited to a retirement concert from York Hoeller in Germany. In 2009, Aiki graduated from the Musikhochschule Cologne She continues her studies with Karine Georgian and Roland Pidoux.
As a soloist, Aiki has performed with orchestras, such as the Chernigov Philharmonic Orchestra (Ukraine), Kaluga Chamber Orchestra (Russia), and played in an ensemble for Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex (England) at St George’s Internatiioal Concert Venue for their 15th Anniversary Concert in 2011..
Asa Mori Born in Nagoya, Japan in 1981 Asa Mori began playing the piano at the age of 6. By the end of the following year she had already won two prizes in national competitions. The 1st prize was at “The Konan Music Competition” and the highest prize at The Japan Piano Teachers Associetion Audition, where she was the youngest prize winner. Two months later she accepted an invitation from Vienna to study with Claus-Christian Schuster.
She has won numerous prizes in national and international competitions, including “The Classical Music Competition Japan”, “The Nagoya International Music Competition” and “Prix d’Amadeo Jeunesse”. As a soloist, she made her debut with the Cracow Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 2002, she moved to Germany to study with Prof. Pavel Gililov at the “Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln”, where she graduated in 2008 with first class honours. She has attended master classes and chamber music lessons with such distinguished musicians as Ferenc Rados, Frans Helmerson, Ralf Manno, Karine Georgian, Anthony Spiri, and Harald Schoneweg. In 2011 she finished the “Konzertexamen”. Since then, she has been teaching at Franz Liszt Academy in Cologne, Germany.
Asa Mori performs regularly as a soloist and a chamber musician. Since moving to Germany she has regularly appeared with the “Eurasia Culture Society”; “Villa Musica”, established by the government of Rhineland-Pfalz; and the ”Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Cologne”, playing with such luminaries as Christian Altenburger, Patrick Demenga, and Klaus Thunemann. She has performed with the solo string players of the NHK Symphony Orchestra as well. Moreover, she has collaborated with Tokuhide Niimi, a well-known Japanese composer.
She played as a guest in such festivals as the “Ogaki Music Festival in Japan”, the “Amadeo Festival” in Holland, and the “Klavier Festival Ruhr” in Germany. Some of her performances have been recorded by SWR and WDR.
Date: Wed Feb 13th 2013, 1:10–2:00 pm
Venue: St. Sepulchre, the Musicians Church, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2DG
Organiser: The Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex