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Yuka Matsumoto - violin with Kentaro Nagai - piano

Wed Apr 17th 2013, 1:10–2:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
St. Sepulchre, the Musicians Church, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2DQ


Bach: Sonata no.3 in C, BWV1005 for solo violin
I. Adagio
IV.Allegro assai

Franck: Sonata in A for violin and piano
I. Allegory to moderato
II. Allegro
III. Recitativo-Fantasia
IV. Allegretto poco mosso 


Artist info:-


Yuka Matsumoto

Yuka Matsumoto made a highly successful concerto debut in London in 2008, performing the Beethoven Concerto with the Southbank Sinfonia. She lives in London but was born in Japan where she began to learn the violin at the age of three. After studies at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music with Kazuki Sawa, Yuka moved to London in 2003 to study with Yossi Zivoni at the Royal College of Music. She graduated from RCM in 2007 with a bachelor of Music degree (first class) and the Jacqeline Ward Memorial Prize. After graduate RCM, she moved to Germany to study with Grigori Zhislin at the Hochschule für Musik in Würzburg.

From autumn 2009, she decided to come back in London for Masters at the RCM with Levon Chilingirian and has graduated with distinction in 2011. In 2006, Yuka was a prize-winner in the String Section of the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition and then, in June 2007, she won the title of "Royal College of Music String Player of the Year". She appeared in BBC Proms Plus in 2010 and 2011, performing pieces by Huw Watkins and Thomas Larcher which were broadcasted on BBC Radio3.

She loves playing chamber music and has have worked with lots of musicians. She has appeared at numerous venues including the Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, St. Martin-in-the-fields, St.James’s Piccadilly, Musée d'Orsay, Casals Hall and Yokohama Minatomirai Hall. 


 2003年、東京藝術大学に入学後、すぐに渡英。同じ年の秋より英国王立音楽大学に入学。2007年、ウィグモアホールで行われた学内弦楽器コンクールに "ストリング・プレーヤー・オブ・ザ・イヤー"に選ばれたのを受け、弦楽器科特別賞と共に最優秀成績で同大学を卒業。同年夏にドイツへ移り、ヴュルツブ ルグ音楽大学にてグリゴリ・ジュスリンの下で研鑽を積む。その後ロンドンに戻り、2011年に修士課程を修了。




Kentaro Nagai

Kentaro Nagai, born in 1986, is currently studying on the Artist Diploma course with Irene Hanson Scholarship. He recently completed the Masters Programme with Distinction at the Royal College of Music where he was a Scholar funded by the RCM.

His musical training began at the age of four, largely influenced by his mother who is an opera singer and a Lieder singer. He made his concerto debut at the age of eight in Japan. Then at the age of 14, he moved to Canada where he received several music awards and scholarships including the Canmore Mayor’s Award for the Honourable Citizen. He has given numerous performances in Japan, Canada and Europe at such venues as Bulgaria Hall in Sofia, Banff Centre in Canada, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, St. James Piccadilly, St. Paul's Cathedral, Steinway Hall, Cadogan Hall, and the National Gallery.

He has benefited from several masterclasses given by such pianists as William Fong, Stephen Hough, Leslie Howard, John Lill, Ronan O’Hora and Kathryn Stott. He also appeared as a concerto soloist most recently performing with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra.

As much as he enjoys his solo performances, Kentaro is a very keen chamber musician and voice accompanist.

He has previously studied with Hiroko Hamaka and Suzanne Ruberg-Gordon and currently studies with Gordon Fergus-Thompson and John Blakely.

Venue: St. Sepulchre, the Musicians Church

St. Sepulchre, The Musicans Church

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