AJSW presents Yukiko Shinohara (piano) with Guest Artists


Yukiko Shinohara (piano) to include:
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.24 Op.78 in F sharp major ‘Therese’
Chopin: Two Nocturnes Op. 27
Berg: Sonata Op.1
Kapustin: selection from Eight Concert Etudes

Stephanie Legg (saxophone)
Astor Piazzolla: Tango Study No.3 (alto saxophone with piano)
Dave Heath: Coltrane for solo soprano saxophone

Jung Yoon Cho (violin)
Maurice Ravel: “Tzigane” Concert Rhapsody (with piano acc)

Chien Chun Lin(soprano)
Donizetti’s: Regnava nel silenzio
Berg’s: Die Nachtigall
Britten’s: Be Kind and Courteous

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’. On November 7th at St George’s Bristol Yukiko with Yuki Negishi marked a triumphant debut with ‘4Tune’

Chien-chun Lin was born in Taiwan, where she was awarded three years government scholarship in 2009. She completed her Master of Music degree at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2011 under the tuition of Scottish Soprano Nan Christie. Her operatic roles include Violetta (La Traviata), Tatyana (Eugene Onegin) 2012, Tytania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) 2013 at Goldsmiths’ Opera Gold annual production.

Apart from her classical performances she is currently studying her Mphil/PhD in Contemporary Music at Goldsmiths and performs live electronic improvisation in Interlace and ABA concerts at Goldsmiths and other venues in the UK.

From a family of musicians, Stephanie Legg has recently completed her undergraduate studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and working towards a career in solo/ensemble performance and also composition, having had the privilege of performing with such as The Guy Barker Jazz Orchestra and contemporary composer Bill Connor.

As a soloist, Stephanie has performed in venues such as The Sage Gateshead, Newcastle Cathedral, Guildford Cathedral and Waltham Abbey. Stephanie also performs regular recitals across churches in North Tyneside to raise money for Christians against poverty and the Bobby Robson Foundation. Future plans include a recital to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support.

Jung Yoon Cho, Korean-born violinist, is an active recitalist in UK and currently pursuing a PhD under Professor Clive Brown at University of Leeds. Jung Yoon began playing the violin at the age of three and studied at Yewon School and Seoul Arts High School in South Korea. She was a winner of many national violin competitions in South Korea and she made her first concerto début at the age of 11 with the Prime Philharmonic Orchestra, performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4, in the main concert hall of Sejong Arts centre in South Korea. In 2004, Jung Yoon came to London to continue her studies at the Royal Academy of Music under Professor Tomotada Soh, where she completed her Bachelor of Music (2009) and Master of Music (2011) degrees under a scholarship. While she was studying at Royal Academy of Music, she received numerous prizes and awards including Robert Rendell Scholarship, Sir Cooper Prize Commend, Picker Trust Award, Southdown Trust Award and Foundation Award. Jung Yoon has performed as a soloist in various venues including St James Piccadilly, Bristol Cathedral, St. Olave, and St Dunstan in-the-west, as well as festivals in France and Hungary. She is also enjoying her active performing career as a chamber and orchestral musician, and currently based in London. She has also taken over as director of the Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex’s Chamber Music Ensemble.

Date: Wed Mar 19th 2014, 7:30–9:30 pm
Venue: The Forge & Foundry, 3 – 7 Delancey Street, Camden Town, London, NW1 7NL
Tel: 020 72374445
Email: godfreyking316@btinternet.com
Web: www.ajsw.org.uk
Organiser: Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex

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