Kathy Bachelor (flute) James Greenfield (Cello) Yukiko Shinohara (piano)

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Kathy Bachelor (flute)
James Greenfield (Cello)
Yukiko Shinohara (piano)

Programme:
Carl Maria von Weber
Trio for piano, flute and cello Op.63:

Allegro moderato
Scherzo
Schafers Klage
Finale

Nikolai Kapustin:
Allegro molto from
Trio for flute, cello and piano Op.86

Philippe Gaubert
Trois Aquarelles for flute, cello and piano (1915):

1. par un clair matin
2. Soir d’automne
3. Serenade

Astor Piazzolla: Oblivion

Artist info:
Kathy Batchelor graduated from Trinity College of Music with Distinction in a Postgraduate Advanced Diploma, generously supported by a Leverhulme Scholarship and The Ann Driver Trust. She studied with Anna Noakes and in her first year became an extra for the Welsh National Opera orchestra and was placed onto the colleges Mentor Scheme, working with flautist Alison Hayhurst of the City of London Sinfonia. She has shadowed Michael Cox in the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Academy of St Martin’s in the Field and in 2011 was a semi finalist in Trinity College of Music’s Soloists Competition with Khatchaturian’s Concerto for Flute. She performed Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.4 with the Trinity College String Orchestra in Madrid, which was broadcast on Spain’s national television news. With the Billroth Sextet, Kathy toured Ravel’s Introduction et Allegro to the Alsace region of France with harpist Claire Iselin.

Throughout her degrees, Kathy has studied with Jonathan Snowden, Michael Cox, Jonathan Burgess, Eva Stewart, Joanna Shaw, Alan Baker and Nicola Dowton. She studied in Bordeaux with Sam Coles, focusing on sound, sonority, and orchestral musicianship. One of Kathy’s favourite genres is opera. Last Summer she has very much enjoyed playing in Simone Spagnolo’s It Makes No Difference as part of the Hammersmith opera festival Tête à Tête. She also played in the U.K premiere production of Stephen McNeff’s The Secret Garden.

Kathy is now a freelance flautist and teacher and she is currently making a recording of works from the flute and piano repertoire. Her website www.kathybatchelor.com contains recent recordings of orchestral extracts and recital pieces, please take a look and join her mailing list for news and future event details, as well as contact details for bookings.

James Greenfield is a freelance cellist based in London. On finishing his studies at the Royal College of Music and Trinity College of Music James has enjoyed a successful career with several orchestras and leads a varied musical life. He has performed on BBC Radio 3, ITV, BBC Persia and for television in Spain and Germany.

He currently coaches the cellos of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Youth Orchestra and performs regularly with the Billroth String Quartet. James teaches for various boroughs of London and out of term time works for Pro Corda Chamber Music Courses and the National Youth Strings Academy.

In 2009 James won the Hastings Strings Concerto Competition and in 2010 performed the Dvorak Cello Concerto with the North London Philharmonia.

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 staff as an accompanist at Trinity College of Music.

Date: Wed Feb 27th 2013, 1:10–2:00 pm
Venue: St. Sepulchre, the Musicians Church, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2DG

Organiser: The Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex

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