12th Green Park Youth Concert

On Monday 25 April, Ambassador and Madame Hayashi hosted the 12th Green Park Youth Concert at the Embassy, the first in-person concert since the pandemic. The series continues to provide a platform for young Japanese musicians such as those who are undertaking their studies at renowned conservatoires across the UK.

In this concert, the talented violinist HARADA Maho performed works by Fritz Kreisler, a violin sonata by KODA Nobu, a Japanese female composer active from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century, and a violin sonata by Ethel Smyth, a British female composer from the same period.

About 100 guests were in attendance and were captivated by her passionate and sensitive performance, enjoying this wonderful example of a collaboration between Japan and the UK in the world of classical music.