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St Dunstan’s Classical Music Series - November

10, 17 & 24 November 2010, London

Part of the continuing AJSW classical music concert series promoting and supporting Japanese musicians drawn from a variety of environments be they professional, students, visiting or home based.

  1. Tadashi Imai Piano Recital: 10th November
  2. Erdesz String Trio: 17th Novebmer
  3. Chisato Kusunoki Piano Recital: 24 Novmeber

Admission Free



Tadashi Imai (Piano Recital)
: 13th October 1:15 to 2:00pm


Tadashi Imai began his piano study at the age of 11. By the age of 14, he had already won the grand prize, Yamaha prize and Koichi Nomura (Music Critic) award at the Kamakura City national music competition in Japan


He has studied at the Texas Christian University with Tamas Ungar. and  won many prizes there including first prize at the Grand Prix International Chopin Competition. He then studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London with Christopher Elton and chamber music with Clifford Benson and Michael Dussek. During his study in the UK, he has performed many concertos notably Tchaikovsky's concerto No.1 (with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra), Chopin's concerto No.1 (with the Osaka Symphoniker) and at the Messiaen Festival (Broadcasted by the BBC radio 3 "In Tune"). 


Since he graduated from the Royal Academy of Music (with its Postgraduate Diploma, DipRAM and the Vice-principal's special award) in 2008 he was appointed an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.


Tadashi's performing style has no limits, he enjoys working with not only Singers and orchestra instrumentalists,  He also enjoy working with Poets, dancers, Painters etc... His forthcoming concert commitments in  2010 include solo recital and chamber music concerts in Japan, England, France Ireland, Spain, Holland, Poland and Germany



Mozart:- Rondo in D Major

                 Adagio in B Minor

Chopin:-  Barcarole in F Sharp Major

                  Scherzo no 3 in C Sharp Minor


Erdesz String Trio: 13th October 2:30 to 3:30pm


Erdesz String Trio:-
Tadasuke Iijima Violin
Yohei Nakajima Viola
Paloma Garcia  Cello

Erdesz String Trio was founded in 2008 at Trinity College of Music, London and studied under the guidance of Rivka Golani.

The ensemble met during their time studying in London conservatoirs with the purpose of discovering and mastering existing repertoire available for String Trios.

Although only recently formed, the Erdesz Sting Trio has performed at a variety of concert venues throughout the UK, including St Martin in the fields.

In May 2009, they were awarded First Prize at Cavatina Chamber Music Competition in London.

The Erdesz String Trio enjoys collaborating with a variety of Composers, instrumentalists and charity projects. In February 2010 they gave a world premier performance of ‘Eyes of Exile’ by Mario Ferraro in London


Tadasuke Iijima was born in Japan. Fujikawa. Currently he is studying with Rivka Golani at Trinity College of Music.


Yohei Nakajima was born in Japan. He studied violin at Trinity College of Music, London where he studied under the guidance of Mayumi Fujikawa, Ofer Falk and John Crawford. In 2007, he began to study with Rivka Golani. .


Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
String Trio in B-flat major, D. 581b

Ernö Dohnányi (1877 – 1960)
Serenade in C for string trio, Op. 10 (1902)

Chisato Kusunoki (Piano Recital): 20th October

Chisato Kusunoki’s performances are highly regarded for their lyrical intensity and subtle virtuosity. The Times remarked on her ‘ wonderfully fleet and supple fingers, quick to locate the music’s inner voices, able to dapple and perfume…she’ll be heard from; she’s got it.’

Chisato was born in Germany and since 1993 has lived in London. 

Chisato has won many awards and scholarships throughout her studies in the UK and played in many festivals and important venues including the Purcell Room, London, St John’s Smith Square, the Mendelssohn Institute in Leipzig and at Sumida Triphony Hall in Tokyo.

Chisato made her debut at the South Bank Centre, Purcell Room in January 2007 and later in 2007 she made her Wigmore Hall debut to great acclaim.  She will be recording works by Rachmaninoff, Medtner, Scriabin and Liapunov later this year for Quartz Music label. Her engagements in 2010 include recitals at important venues such as National Portrait Gallery London, St George’s Bristol, Victoria Concert Hall, Singapore and Wigmore Hall.


Scriabin               Fantasie Op.28

Liadov                 Variations on a Polish Song Op.51

Liapunov:            ‘Berceuse’ and ‘ Rondes des sylphes’
from 12 Etudes d’Excecution transcendante, Op.11

Medtner:         Sonata in G minor, Op.22

10th November 2010 from 1:15 to 2:00pm

17th november 2010 from 1:15 to 2:00pm

24th november 2010 from 1:15 to 2:00pm

St Dunstan-In-The-West, 186A Fleet Street, London EC4

Tel: 020 72374445


Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex