An award-winning Japanese soprano Atsuko Koyama makes her debut for the London audience this spring along with acclaimed Japanese pianist Hiroko Takafuji. They will perform beautiful and colourful Japanese Art songs as well as piano pieces from award-winning composer Ryosuke Karaki: the trio made thier first appearance with his music in Bologna, Italy in October 2017 to much acclaim.
Atsuko and Hiroko are based in Italy. Atsuko has appeared in operas such as Turandot and Gianni Schicchi and both Atsuko and Hiroko have appeared respectively in numerous concerts in Italy.
Ryosuke is passionate about theatre music, especially ballet and opera. He became interested in weaving Japanese musical culture into his compositions leading him to complete his first opera in Japanese entitled Higekirimaru/髭切丸 in 2016. He is currently working on his second opera.
This is a rare opportunity to explore this relatively unknown composer whose works have been highly regarded by world-class artists such as Barry Wordsworth, Principal Guest conductor of Royal Ballet and a highly acclaimed Japanese opera singer Mieko Sato, the winner of the International Tchaikovsky competition.