Art & Design

An Evening with Kay Ueyama

20 March 2018, London

Asia House and Cambridge Early Music are delighted to present:

An Evening with Kay Ueyama

The evening will mark the UK premier performance of prize-winning harpsichordist Kay Ueyama and will consist of works by classical and Japanese composers.

The two Japanese pieces that Kay will perform are by Kozaburo Y. Hirai (1910-2002) and Kiyoshi Nobitoki (1887-1965), the latter of which is based on an old Tohoku popular folk song. These works have never been played in the UK before.  Kay Ueyama will also play her own arrangement of the most famous of Japanese traditional songs, Sakura (Cherry Blossom).


Henry Purcell (1659–1695)
A New Ground in E minor Z.T682
Here the Deities Approve, from Welcome to All the Pleasures
Suite in D Major Z.667
George Frederick Handel (1685–1759)
Suite Nr.5 E-Dur HWV430
Kiyoshi Nobutoki (1887–1965)
Tohoku Folk song
Sansa Shigure
Nambu Ushi-oi-uta
Kozaburo Y. Hirai (1910–2002) arr. Kay Ueyama
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Partita No.1 BWV 825
Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer (1705–1755) Pièces de Clavecin  
La Sensible
La Marche des Scythes


About: Kay Ueyama, is a prize-winning professional Japanese harpsichordist. Born in London, she grew up in Tokyo. She studied piano at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Mass., and harpsichord at the Amsterdam Conservatory, and, in Paris with Christophe Rousset and Huguette Dreyfus. Kay won prizes at the Paola Bernardi Harpsichord competition in Italy in 2003 and in the Yamanashi Early Music competition in Japan in 2005. She teaches at the Kyoto City of Art University and Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts, and is active as a soloist and a chamber musician in Europe, the United States and Japan, but has never before performed in the UK.

The event is generously supported by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation in collaboration with Cambridge Early Music and their Chair, Dame Mary Archer.

20 March 2018, 6 :30 Reception, 7 :30pm Recital
Asia House,  63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP
Asia House, London