Yuhka Nagai (violin), Urska Horvat (cello), Neus Peris (piano)

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Programme:

from Eight Duets for Violin and Cello:

Glider: 1.Prelude,2.Gavatte,3.Cradle Song,4.Canzonetta,5.I ntermezzo,7.Scherzo.

Dvorak: Piano trio No.3 Dumky

Artist info:

The International Japanese Violinist; Yuhka Nagai graduated in 2014 from the Royal Academy of Music, London, where she studied with Professor. Mayumi Fujikawa and completed an MA in Performance and Diploma LRAM (Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music). Yuhka also has BMus and MA degrees from Musashino Academia Musicae in Tokyo, Japan and later obtained a teaching qualification and worked as a music teacher at a local and high school.. She also worked at several music schools as a violin teacher while she was a masters student. At the same time, Yuhka was selected to play in Musashino Academia Symphony Orchestra as leader for 3 years, between 2007 and 2010.

In addition, she has played in variety of chamber music ensembles in Duo, Piano trio and Piano quartet configurations. As a violinist with the Piano Quartet “Blüte” she won third prize in the 1st Memorial Tokyo Art Centre Chamber Music competition and later this ensemble’s recital was sponsored by the Tokyo Art Centre. In April 2014 she participated in the Croydon Violin Competition as part of the Croydon Performing Arts Festival, where she was awarded a Certificate of Outstanding for her performance of the Glazunov Violin Concerto. She regularly teaches students and is passionate and enthusiastic in her approach, accumulating performance and experience here in the UK.

In summer 2014 she performed two lunch time concerts. The first one was at the Leatherhead Methodist Church in Leatherhead as a 2nd performance and the other one was at the All Saint’s Church in High Wycombe. Yuhka is devoted to playing music, focusing on the relation between her heart, mind and body and keen to introduce Japanese composer’s like;, Hikaru Hayashi to a wider UK audiences. Yuhka is currently researching different approaches to improve her musical performance using mental training techniques with Dr. Shuichi Tsuji

In 2014/2015 she continues with her studies with Professor. Mayumi Fujikawa at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance in London as a Violet Wright Scholar.She has been borrowing the violin, Ceruti from her school.

Urška Horvat is a young Slovenian cellist. She started to learn the cello at the age of seven. Currently, she is taking a Postgraduate Artist Diploma at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London with internationally renowned cellist David Cohen. She also worked with other great musicians such as Enrico Bronzi, Leonid Gorokhov, Thomas Grossenbacher, Maria Kliegel, Valery Gergiev…She is a recipient of numerous prizes from the national and international competitions: among them 1st prize at the TEMSIG national competition, Wettbewerb fur Violoncello Liezen (Austria), Young International Janigro Competition…She has performed in Great Britain, Germany, Austria, Swiss, Belgium, France, Slovenia, Turkey, as a soloist, in various chamber ensembles and different orchestras. One of her artistic focuses is chamber music and this has brought her to collaborate with many musicians. Urška Horvat is a member of a piano trio Amarilis with whom she has received many rave reviews for their artistic pursuits and awards, including Prešeren Award of the Faculty of Music in the year 2011/12.

She is very grateful to Ofenheim Charitable Trust who generously supported her study at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Catalan pianist Neus Peris is an active musician, having performed both as soloist and as a chamber musician in many venues around Europe and especially in Spain. Her repertoire includes works by Bach, Haydn, Beethoven and Chopin, as well as twentieth-century music (Ravel, Messiaen, Martinu etc) with which she has a special affinity.

Currently attending a Masters in Piano Performance at Trinity Laban University with Douglas Finch, her previous education took place in Barcelona where she graduated from Bachelor in the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, with Eulàlia Solé, and a Postgraduate Program at l’Escola de Música de Barcelona with Albert Attenelle.

She has also taken part in many International Festivals and Masterclasses in the USA, Denmark, Germany, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Portugal, France and Spain, where she has received advice from great musicians such as Joanna MacGregor, Lilya Zilberstein, Christopher Elton, David Kujken, Mi-Joo Lee, and Hortense Cartier-Bresson, among others.

Last July she was awarded the Yamaha Scholarship given by the faculty of the Barcelona Piano Academy 2015.

Date: Tue Jun 28th 2016, 1:15–2:00 pm
Venue: Bristol Cathedral, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TJ
Tel: 020 72374445
Email: godfreyking316@btinternet.com
Web: www.ajsw.org.uk
Organiser: Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex

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