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AJSW Classical Music Concert Series-Bristol

Vacarescu - Tsunakawa Duo (violin & piano)

25 January 2011, Bristol

Catherine Lindley (violin) Masaayuki Tayama (piano)

8 March 2011, 1:15 to 2:00pm at Bristol Cathedral


Violinist Catherine Lindley studied at Chetham’s School of Music and the Royal Academy of Music. Catherine is enjoying a varied career in music, which has included concerto performances with the Exeter Symphony Orchestra and at the St. Judes’ Proms in London, a concert tour to New York with Sir Elton John and chamber music performances at St. James' Church, Piccadilly, the Cheltenham Festival and the Wigmore Hall. Catherine has been leader of the London Phoenix Orchestra since 2006 and has also recently been appointed leader of the Hillingdon Philharmonic Orchestra and guest leader of the Arion
Orchestra. Catherine is committed to presenting music to a wider audience and performs in care homes and hospitals as part of a violin duo for the 'Music in Hospitals' scheme. In 2005 she established the ‘Soundscapes’ chamber music series in Pinner, which provides a platform for talented young professional musicians.

Japanese pianist Masayuki Tayama spent much of his childhood in London. He later attended the Soloist Diploma Course at the Toho University of Music in Tokyo, and was subsequently awarded a Fellowship under the Japanese Government Overseas Study Programme for Artists to study in the UK, where he gained the Performer's Diploma with Honours from both the Royal College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Tayama first came to prominence when he won First Prize in the Takahiro Sonoda International Piano Competition in Japan, followed by numerous top prizes in Europe including the Birmingham International Piano Competition and the Grand Konzerteum International Piano Competition in Greece. His first recording of the two Rachmaninov sonatas was chosen by Stereo magazine as one of the 'Best Recordings of the Month', and his second CD of the complete Rachmaninov Etudes-Tableaux has recently been released. During 2011-12 he will be recording the composer’s complete works for solo piano.

Tayama now lives in London, and performs extensively in Europe, returning regularly to Japan for recital and concerto appearances.His recent performances with orchestra, notably at Cadogan Hall, the Fairfield Halls and St. John’s Smith Square include Rachmaninov’s Piano Concertos Nos.2, 3 and 4 and Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, and the two Piano Concertos by Brahms, collaborating with conductors including Stephen Bell, Adrian Brown, Darrell Davison, John Gibbons, Levon Parikian and Vladimir Válek. His highlights for 2011 include Bach and Mozart Concertos with the Arion Orchestra on 14th May at St. James’ Piccadilly, and a Liszt Piano Concerto No.1 in June at the Last Night of the Proms at St. Jude’s with the Southbank Sinfonia.

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J.S. Bach Chaconne in D minor, BWV1004 (Violin solo)
S. Rachmaninov Eight Etudes-Tableaux, Op.33 (Piano solo)
J. Brahms Violin and Piano Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108

8 March 2011, 1:15 - 2:00pm

Bristol Cathedral, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TJ   
Tel: (0117) 926 4879

Tel:020 7237 4445


Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex