Saturday, 22 January 2011

AJSW Classical music concert in London

Date: 21 January 2011 from 1:15 to 2:00pm (Miyuki Kato)
Venue: St. James church, 197 Piccadilly, london W1J 9LL

Date: 26 January 2011 from 1:15 to 2:00pm (Emiko Miura)
Venue: St Dunstan-In-The-West, 186A Fleet Street, London EC4 2HD
Tel: 020 72374445
Organiser: Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex

Born in Tokyo, Emiko 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. 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.
Emiko has won many prizes including First Prize in the Japanese International League of Arts Competition, First Prize in the American Protégé Music Competition and she received the Janet Duff Prize (Best Performance of Contemporary Music) from the Royal Academy of Music.

She has performed as a soloist in many international venues including Carnegie Hall, Tokyo Opera City Hall, Suntory Hall, Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum, St Dunstan-in-the-west, St Alfege Church and Bristol Cathedral. 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).

As well as Classical performance, Emiko has been studying arrangement and jazz performance with Bruce Stark. Her wide scope of interests has also led to many collaborations with artists and dance groups.
Emiko is based in London and Tokyo, works internationally as a pianist and chamber musician.

ProgrammeJ.S.Bach : Fantasia and Fugue BWV904 a-minor
Takashi Yoshimatsu : Tapiola Visions for the left hand op.92 Vignette in Twilight, Commas of Birds
Mendelssohn : Lieder Ohne Worte (Songs Without Words) Op.19, 38, 67
Andante con moto, Hunting Song, Venezianisches Gondellied, Duetto, Spinnerlied
Kapustin : Preludes Op.53

Miyuki was born in Japan and came to the UK in 1997 as an exchange student and met piano teacher, Dr Michael Schreider deciding on the piano for her profession instead of a ballet costume designer her original reason for coming to the UK.

In 1999 she started her musical education at Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. After the first year, she decided to transfer to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) to study with Dr. Schreider, where she graduated in 2003 with BMus first for performance and Ivor Coles Memorial Award. She gained the fourth prize at the International Piano Competition in Gargano, Italy in 2003, and won the First Prize at the National Eisteddfod in 2004. She won a Diploma of the London International Music Competition in August 2005.

In 2005 she graduated from Postgraduate Diploma course at the RWCMD. During her studies at the RWCMD she won the Jacobson Piano Prize, Chamber Music Prizes and Accompaniment Prize. She has also studied at the Royal College of Music with Gordon Fergus-Thompson. Where she was awarded Postgraduate Diploma in Performance in summer 2007 and Master of Music Degree in Advanced Performance in 2008.

Miyuki has given concerts in Wales, England and Japan which includes recitals in St Martin-in-the-Field and the interlude performance in a Service of Thanksgiving of Sir Hardy Amies at the St James’s Church, Piccadilly, London.

ProgrammeMozart: Piano Sonata C major K.330
Tchaikovsky: Romance F major op.51-5
Sibelius: Barcarolle, Valse op.24-10 and 5
Glinka/Balakirev: The Lark
Liszt: Sposalizio

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