Emiko Miura (piano) with Marta Ramos (Cello)
Date: Wed Jan 23rd 2013, 1:10–2:00 pm (Free Entry)
Venue: St. Sepulchre, the Musicians Church, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2DG
Organiser: The Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex
Boccherini – Sonata in A Major, G.4:
Johannes Brahms – Sonata No.1 E minor Op.38:
Allegro non troppo
Allegretto quasi menuetto
Born in Tokyo, Japan, Emiko Miura came to London in 2007 with an entrance scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, where she studied solo piano with Kathryn Stott and Ian Fountain, and chamber music with Michael Dussek. She obtained the Frederick Jackson Award in her second year and graduated as a Master of Arts in 2009.
Before coming to London, she studied at Tokyo College of Music. During her studies she spent one year at the Liszt Ferenc Academy in Budapest as a postgraduate student with Balanyay Laszlo and Géza Németh (the Bartok Quartet).
Emiko has won many prizes including First Prize in the Japanese International League of Arts Competition and received the Janet Duff Prize (Best Performance of Contemporary Music) from the Royal Academy of Music.
Since 2007 she has been invited annually to perform in Tokyo at the international music festival “La Folle Journée au Japon” (a Franco-Japanese collaboration organised by the French Embassy). She has performed as a soloist in many international venues including Carnegie Hall, Tokyo Opera City Hall, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Suntory Hall, Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum, St Dunstan-in-the-west, St Alfege Church, St James Church, London Science Museum and Bristol Cathedral. She is currently based in London and Tokyo works as a soloist and a chamber musician.
Born in Madrid in 1985, Marta started studying violoncello from the age of six with Fanica Sandú up to her entrance to the Real Conservatorio Superior de Madrid, where she studied with Iagoba Fanlo. In 2009 she has completed a Master of Arts degree in the Royal Academy of Music, London, with a final mark of “distinction excellent”, David Strange and Felix Schmidt were her tutors. Currently she is second cello of Orquestra do Norte, in Portugal. She was on tour as a musician of EUYO for the season 2009-2010 and member of JONDE past two years.