Avex Recital Series at Wigmore Hall
16 April, 21 May, 18 June 2016, London
~Avex Recital Series at Wigmore Hall
featuring Nobuyuki Tsujii, Akiko Suwanai and Sayaka Shoji~
SAT 16 APRIL 1:00PM
NOBUYUKI TSUJII, piano
CHOPIN 12 Etudes Op. 10
CHOPIN Ballade No. 1 in G minor Op. 23
CHOPIN Ballade No. 2 in F major Op. 38
CHOPIN Ballade No. 3 in A flat major Op. 47
CHOPIN Ballade No. 4 in F minor Op. 52
As the joint Gold Medal winner of the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Nobuyuki Tsujii has earned international recognition for the passion and excitement he brings to his live performances with his formidable technique and natural gift for pianistic colour. Highlights of 2015/16 season include his debut with the Munich Philharmonic under Valerie Gergiev, a German tour with Dresden Philharmonic, his return to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and recitals in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Tsujii’s latest documentary Touching the Sound was named “DVD of the Month” by Gramophone magazine.
SAT 21 MAY 1:00PM
AKIKO SUWANAI, violin
MOZART Violin Sonata in A major K305
GRIEG Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor Op. 45
FRANCK Sonata in A major for violin and piano
Akiko Suwanai is the youngest ever winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition and now enjoys a prestigious international career. This season’s highlights include performances with the Philharmonia Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, she will tour Japan with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and China with NHK Symphony Orchestra.
Suwanai’s extensive discography with Universal Music has garnered much critical acclaim and her most recent release is a recital disc with pianist Itamar Golan, entitled Emotion.
SAT 18 JUNE 1:00PM
SAYAKA SHOJI, violin
HOSOKAWA New work for solo violin (European première)
MOZART Violin Sonata in G major K301
SCHUMANN Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor Op. 105
BRAHMS Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor Op. 108
Sayaka Shoji took First Prize at the 1999 Paganini Competition – the first Japanese and youngest artist ever to do so.
Recent and future engagements include performances with NHK Symphony Orchestra, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, the Mariinsky Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic and NDR Sinfonieorchester. Sayaka has recorded a number of discs for Deutsche Grammophon and her latest CD features a live recording of her recital with legendary pianist Menahem Pressler.
For tickets, please contact Wigmore Hall at 020 7935 2141
16 April, 21 May, 18 June 2016
Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 2BP
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