AJSW Classical music concert in London: 6, 13, 20 & 22 July 2011, London

Date: 6, 13, 20 & 22 July 2011
Venue: St Dunstan-In-The-West, 186A Fleet Street, London EC4 2HD and St. James, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL
Tel: 020 72374445
Email: godfreyking316@btinternet.com
Web: www.ajsw.org.uk
Organiser: Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex
Admission: Free

Part of the continuing AJSW classical music concert series promoting and supporting Japanese musicians drawn from a variety of environments be they professional, students, visiting or home based. It is also included in St Dunstan’s August Classical Music Festival.

1) Kiyo Takahashi (piano) with Quartet led by Ayako Yamazaki(violin)
6 July 2011,1:15 pm to 2:00 pm at St Dunstan-In-The-West

KiyoTakahashi gained a Bachelor of Music degree from the Tokyo College of Music, and was selected to perform at the Young Artist Concert series in Yokohama. In 2001 she moved to London, where she completed a Mmus degree at the Royal Academy of Music, complementing her studies of harpsichord and fortepiano. Although her interpretations and performances of contemporary pieces have received much acclaim, she has been very interested in the works of J.S. Bach since a young age: her deep interest toward baroque music has allowed her to develop a remarkable repertoire, focused also, in accordance with her passion, on interpretations of pieces written for harpsichord and fortepiano……

2) Hiroko Yamamoto(piano) with Helen Wills (Flute)
13 July 2011, 1:15 to 2:00pm at St. Dunstan-In-The-West

Hiroko Yamamoto: After studying with late Geraldine Mason Harriosn,Hiroko graduated from Trinity College of Music and studied piano with 2 Russian pianists,Alexander Ardakov and Nina Sereda, as well as studying classical singing with Elizabeth Haws, John Wakefield and Penny Clark She won her pianoforte prize at Beethoven Piano Competition in Shiga prefecture in Japan awarded by NHK. She also was awarded The Anthony Lindsay Piano Prize by Trinity College of Music. She has been performing at various churches in London & Japan and later this year she will be taking part in AJSW 15th Anniversary year concert at St George’s International Concert venue in Bristol performing 8 hands with 3 other pianists…

3) Hiroko Yamamoto (piano) with Samuel Kopelman (violin)
20 July 2011, 1:15 to 2:00pm at St. Dunstan-In-The-West

Hiroko Yamamoto: After studying with late Geraldine Mason Harriosn,Hiroko graduated from Trinity College of Music and studied piano with 2 Russian pianists, Alexander Ardakov and Nina Sereda, as well as studying classical singing with Elizabeth Haws, John Wakefield and Penny Clark . She won her pianoforte prize at Beethoven Piano Competition in Shiga prefecture in Japan awarded by NHK. She also was awarded The Anthony Lindsay Piano Prize by Trinity College of Music. She has been performing at various churches in London & Japan and later this year she will be taking part in AJSW 15th Anniversary year concert at St George’s International Concert venue in Bristol performing 8 hands with 3 other pianists…

4) Chiho Tsunakawa (piano)
22 July 2011, 1:10 to 2:00pm at St. James.

A remarkable young pianist, Chiho Tsunakawa was born in Japan and began learning piano at the age of 3. When she was only 12, at the recommendation of pianist Max Yoshimura, Chiho migrated to London to study piano as a pupil of Noretta Conci-Leech – a greatest pupil of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli. Later she became a student of Tessa Nicholson at the junior department of the Royal Academy of Music where she also took violin lessons with Carol Slater. She attended the Arts Educational School, London, before she joined the Purcell School of Music. There she was chosen to represent the Piano department and gave many performances. After that, Chiho received a scholarship to study at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music (Bachelor of Music and Post Graduate diploma degree) under Tessa Nicholson and Rustem Hayroudinoff, where she won numerous internal prizes. Last Summer, Chiho has gained her Master’s degree at the Royal College of Music, under Gordon Fergus-Thompson…

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