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Yukino Kano (piano recital)

Fri Mar 26th 2010, 1:10–2:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
St James's Church Piccadilly, 197 Piccadilly London W1J 9LL


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Yukino Kano

Born in Japan in 1984, Yukino Kano began playing the piano at the age of six. She was awarded 3rd prize in the Lagny-sur-Marne International Piano Competition in France in 2009.

In 2002, she won the Prize in the ‘Dorothy MacKenzie Piano Competition’ in New York. Soon after that she performed at the prestigious Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall) with other distinguished pianists. In 2004 she went on to become one of the finalists at the Ettlingen Piano Competition and received the Haydn Prize and the Encouragement Award. In May 2006, she won the 5th Prize at the Calabria International Piano Competition in Italy and performed with the Mihail Jora Symphony Orchestra.

Yukino made her concerto début in Tokyo in 2005 and performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto K.414 with Ensemble Stern and the following year she made her solo début, also in Tokyo. She has performed in many countries such as U.K. (performances include Colston Hall and St. Martin-in-the-Fields), Austria (Salzburg Palace), Lithuania, U.S., India and Japan including the solo works and chamber music. In this year 2008, she performed in the festivals which include Schubert Festival and Messiaen Festival (organized by Southbank Centre), also gave the All Debussy Recitals in Tokyo and Nagoya.

She graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with first class honours in 2008 and finished her study at the Academy on the Masters course. She has been awarded several prizes at the Academy such as the Liversedge award, the Francis Simms Prize, the Greta GM Parkinson Prize and the Norah Seary Charitable Trust Award. She is generally supported by the William Barry Trust and Yellow Angel Foundation to study in London.

Venue: St James's Church Piccadilly

St James Piccadilly (photo: Steve Cadman)

The church interior (photo: Steve Cadman)

St James's is an Anglican church which was designed and built by Sir Christopher Wren in the 17th century. William Blake was baptised here in 1757. The church holds regular concerts of both classical and contemporary music.

The church is situated between Piccadilly and Jermyn Street about 200 yards from Piccadilly Circus. The closest tube stations are Piccadilly Circus and Green Park.

For more information, visit the St James's Church website.


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