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East Finchley Arts Festival Piano Recital – Masayuki Tayama

9 October 2017, London

A return appearance from Japanese pianist Masayuki Tayama to the East Finchley Arts Festival 2017 this year, presenting an enticing programme of Beethoven, Chopin and Rachmaninov.


Masayuki Tayama, one of today’s most accomplished pianists, is much in demand across Europe and Japan both as a solo recitalist and concerto player. He has earned an enviable reputation as a Rachmaninov specialist and is currently in the midst of a project to record Rachmaninov’s complete works for solo piano.


His first recording of the two sonatas was chosen as ‘Best Recording of the Month’ in Stereo Magazine, and his second CD of the complete Rachmaninov ‘Etudes-Tableaux’ and ‘Morceaux de Fantasie’ followed to critical acclaim. The third disc of the two sets of Variations won the accolade ‘Tokusen-ban’ (Specially Selected and Recommended) in the January 2016 issue of Record Geijitsu, Japan’s most authoritative classical music and review magazine.


Tayama is much sought after as a teacher and adjudicator. He is a Professor at the Elmitt Piano Academy where he gives regular masterclasses and lecture-recitals, and is also a registered adjudicator with the European Piano Teachers’ Association. He is one of the youngest faculty members at Chetham’s School of Music, and regularly gives solo recitals and masterclasses at the Chetham’s International Summer School and Festival for Pianists.


Visit Masayuki’s website for more information ( or follow him on Facebook for regular updates (@masatayama).



L.V. Beethoven
Sonata in C minor Op. 13 ‘Pathétique’:
I – Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio
II – Adagio cantabile
III – Rondo: Allegro
F. Chopin
Scherzo No.2 in B flat minor, Op.31
Scherzo No.3 in C sharp minor, Op.39
S. Rachmaninov
Etudes-Tableaux, Op. 39:
No.1 in C Minor
No.2 in A minor ‘Sea and Seagulls’
No.3 in F sharp minor; No.4 in B minor
No.5 in E flat minor
No.6 in A minor ‘Little Red Riding Hood’
No.7 in C minor ‘Funeral March’
No.8 in D minor
No.9 in D major ‘Oriental March'


To book tickets, please visit the East Finchley Arts Festival website:


Tickets: £25 / £20 / £12

9 October 2017, 7.30pm

All Saints’ Church, Durham Road, East Finchley, London N2 9DP



East Finchley Arts Festival