St Dunstan’s Classical Music Series - November
10, 17 & 24 November 2010, London
Part of the continuing AJSW classical music concert series promoting and supporting Japanese musicians drawn from a variety of environments be they professional, students, visiting or home based.
- Tadashi Imai Piano Recital: 10th November
- Erdesz String Trio: 17th Novebmer
- Chisato Kusunoki Piano Recital: 24 Novmeber
Tadashi Imai (Piano Recital): 13th October 1:15 to 2:00pm
Tadashi Imai began his piano study at the age of 11. By the age of 14, he had already won the grand prize, Yamaha prize and Koichi Nomura (Music Critic) award at the Kamakura City national music competition in Japan
He has studied at the Texas Christian University with Tamas Ungar. and won many prizes there including first prize at the Grand Prix International Chopin Competition. He then studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London with Christopher Elton and chamber music with Clifford Benson and Michael Dussek. During his study in the UK, he has performed many concertos notably Tchaikovsky's concerto No.1 (with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra), Chopin's concerto No.1 (with the Osaka Symphoniker) and at the Messiaen Festival (Broadcasted by the BBC radio 3 "In Tune").
Since he graduated from the Royal Academy of Music (with its Postgraduate Diploma, DipRAM and the Vice-principal's special award) in 2008 he was appointed an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.
Tadashi's performing style has no limits, he enjoys working with not only Singers and orchestra instrumentalists, He also enjoy working with Poets, dancers, Painters etc... His forthcoming concert commitments in 2010 include solo recital and chamber music concerts in Japan, England, France Ireland, Spain, Holland, Poland and Germany
Mozart:- Rondo in D Major
Adagio in B Minor
Chopin:- Barcarole in F Sharp Major
Scherzo no 3 in C Sharp Minor
Erdesz String Trio: 13th October 2:30 to 3:30pm
Erdesz String Trio:-
Erdesz String Trio was founded in 2008 at Trinity College of Music, London and studied under the guidance of Rivka Golani.
Tadasuke Iijima was born in Japan. Fujikawa. Currently he is studying with Rivka Golani at Trinity College of Music.
Yohei Nakajima was born in Japan. He studied violin at Trinity College of Music, London where he studied under the guidance of Mayumi Fujikawa, Ofer Falk and John Crawford. In 2007, he began to study with Rivka Golani. .
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Chisato Kusunoki (Piano Recital): 20th October
Chisato Kusunoki’s performances are highly regarded for their lyrical intensity and subtle virtuosity. The Times remarked on her ‘ wonderfully fleet and supple fingers, quick to locate the music’s inner voices, able to dapple and perfume…she’ll be heard from; she’s got it.’
Liadov Variations on a Polish Song Op.51
Liapunov: ‘Berceuse’ and ‘ Rondes des sylphes’
Medtner: Sonata in G minor, Op.22