Guitar Music from the Time of Jane Austen (1775-1817)
23 June 2017, London
We welcome back the lute and baroque guitarist Taro Takeuchi to the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation. Together with mezzo-soprano Sophie Maisey, he will perform some of the finest pieces from the time of Jane Austen. The concert will include pieces by Mozart, Handel, Haydn and others.
Doors open at 6:30pm.
Taro Takeuchi was born in Kyoto, Japan. After completing his degrees in law and music in Tokyo, he studied early music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He now lives in London and he has been in great demand as a soloist and ensemble player. Taro has toured most European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, the USA and Japan. As a continuo player he has worked with The English Concert, The Royal Opera House, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Berlin Philharmonic, as well as Sir Simon Rattle, Rachel Podger and Nigel Kennedy. He has made numerous recordings for Deux-Elles, EMI, Hyperion Records, Harmonia Mundi, the BBC and others. His solo recordings ‘Folias!, The Century That Shaped the Guitar’ and’ Affectuoso: Virtuoso Guitar Music from the 18th Century’ were received with critical acclaim and high praise.
Admission Free but booking is essential at http://www.dajf.org.uk/event/guitar-music-from-the-time-of-jane-austen-1775-1817