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Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex

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Alexander Rosenblatt, George Logan (Dr Evadne Hinge), Michael Soumei Coxall, Kazue Yanagida

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Kazue Yanagida

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Kazue Yanagida (violin) and Alan Brown (piano)

Wed Oct 20th 2010, 12:15–1:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR

Programme

TV Shizuoka

This concert will be re­c­orded by a Japan­ese TV crew. TV Shizu­oka are pro­ducing a short film to intro­duce Kazue to the pub­lic back in Shi­zu­oka where she was born.

Artist info

Kazue Yanagida

Kazue Yanagida is a Japanese violinist. She began her studies with Noriko Miki at the age of five and soon went on to take part in masterclasses by Dr Shin-ichi Suzuki (the founder of the Suzuki Method) and William Primrose who praised her talent and to study with a prominent violinist Toshiya Eto of the Toho Gakuen College of Music.

She came to England in 1988 to study at the Royal Academy of Music where she graduated with First Class Distinction for the violin performance having won two first prizes of violin competitions at the RAM, Alfred J Waley Violin Prize and Winifred Small Solo Violin Prize. During her time at the RAM she was under the guidance of Howard Davis and Zakher Bron and the Amadeus Quartet for chamber music. She has participated in many masterclasses including by Ruggiero Ricci, Ida Haendel and Anne-Sophie Mutter and was also a prizewinner of the Anglo-Czechoslovak Music Trust. She was given the honour of a loan of a prestigious Grancino violin from the RAM.

Having studied further for four years with Yfrah Neaman at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she gained a Diploma of Advanced Instrumental Studies, she has given many concerts in the UK and abroad and made several concerto appearances. She has played as sub-principal in the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and worked with Sir Colin Davis, Tadaaki Otaka, Mark Wigglesworth, Alfred Brendel, Stephen Kovacevich and Freddy Kempf at venues such as the Barbican Hall and the Queen Elizabeth Hall. She has also lead the Cosmos Ensemble that gave a world premiere performance of Dai Fujikura’s “Shadow’s Light”.

Alan Brown

Alan Brown went on from early festival successes and membership of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain to study piano and cello with Ruth Harte and Lilly Phillips at the Royal Academy of Music. Whilst there he won many prizes, was awarded the prestigious Recital Diploma, and was proclaimed National Most Promising Pianist of the Year. He was also a finalist in the Royal Overseas League and National Federation of Music Societies awards and winner of the Hastings National Concerto Competition.

Since his acclaimed Wigmore Hall début, Alan has appeared many times in London, at the Purcell Room and the Fairfield Hall, and at other venues throughout the United Kingdom and Europe, as well as the Channel Islands, Australia, South Korea and Japan.

Alan has a repertoire of over thirty five concertos, including several twentieth century British works, and has played with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Mozart Players, the Virtuosi of England and other orchestras, working frequently with the late Arthur Davison CBE. He is also in great demand as duo partner to wind and string players, performing for many recitals, concerts and competitions in this country and in Germany. He has also performed the complete cycle of Beethoven violin and piano sonatas with Igor Ozim in Slovenia.

Alan gives much of his time to young students, and works as accompanist and coach at both the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In addition he has a regular summer commitment to international violin courses, working with Igor Ozim in Weimar, Salzburg and Slovenia.

Venue: St Dunstan-in-the-West

Pictures of St Dunstan-in-the-West at the Flickr website

The church of St. Dunstan in the West dates back to circa 1070 AD, and the present building was completed in the early 19th century.

The nearest tube stations are Chancery Lane (Central line) and Temple (Circle and District line).

For more information, visit the church's website.

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