Avex Recital Series at Wigmore Hall
1 April, 17 June, 22 July 2017London
~Avex Recital Series at Wigmore Hall
featuring Nobuyuki Tsujii, Fumiaki Miura and Daishin Kashimoto~
SAT 1 APRIL 1:00PM
NOBUYUKI TSUJII, piano
BACH: Italian Concerto in F major BWV971
MOZART: Piano Sonata in B flat major K.570
BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor Op.27 No.2 ‘Moonlight’
BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 ‘Appassionata’
Described by The Observer as the “definition of virtuosity” Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii (Nobu), who has been blind from birth, won the joint Gold Medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2009 and has gone on to earn an international reputation for the passion and excitement he brings to his live performances.
Nobu’s current season includes debuts with Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg on a European tour, a 10-concert tour of Japan with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and he returns to Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and to London’s Wigmore Hall.
A live DVD recording of Nobu’s 2011 Carnegie Hall recital was named DVD of the Month by Gramophone, as was his latest DVD release, ‘Touching the Sound - The Improbable Journey of Nobuyuki Tsujii’, a documentary film by Peter Rosen.
Nobu’s international tours are supported by All Nippon Airways (ANA) and he gratefully acknowledges their assistance.
SAT 17 JUNE 1:00PM
ITAMAR GOLAN piano
DVORAK: Romance in F minor Op.11
STRAVINSKY: Divertimento (symphonic suite from ballet ‘The Fairy’s Kiss’)
BEETHOVEN: Violiln Sonata No.10 in G major Op.96
Fumiaki Miura is not only the youngest ever winner of the Joseph Joachim Hannover International Violin Competition (2009) but also the one with the most prizes - having also been awarded both the Music Critics’ and the Audience Prize. The young Japanese violinist is already proving himself to be one of the most accomplished of his generation.
2016/17 season highlights include debut performances with the NAC Orchestra (Pinchas Zukerman) in Ottawa, and returns to Yomiuri Nippon Symphony (Tatsuya Shimono), Utah Symphony (Thierry Fischer) and Japan Philharmonic (Kenichiro Kobayashi) orchestras. In autumn 2016, Fumiaki is invited to be part of the One Asia Festival in Busan, South Korea. Fumiaki recently played an important role in recording the theme music for NHK’s historical drama, Sanadamaru, with NHK Symphony Orchestra – one of the most popular television drama series in Japan.
Miura performs violin on A. Stradivarius (1704, ex. Viotti) on loan from Munetsugu Collection and the viola on the Storioni school “ex-Julian Rachlin” (1780) on loan from Nippon Violin.
SAT 22 JULY 1:00PM
ALESSIO BAX piano
MOZART: Violin Sonata No.18 in G major K.301/293a
SZYMANOWSKI: Myths Op.30
GRIEG: Violin Sonata No.3 in C minor Op.45
Daishin Kashimoto is First Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic and a soloist in high demand across the globe. He has performed with a list of orchestras that includes the Boston Symphony, Orchestre Nationale de France, Bavarian and Frankfurt Radio Symphony orchestras, Dresden Staatskapelle, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Czech Philharmonic as well as the NHK Symphony. He has performed with conductors Seiji Ozawa, Lorin Maazel, Semyon Bychkov, Sir Simon Rattle, Mariss Jansons and Charles Dutoit amongst many others.
Since 2007, Daishin has served as music director at annual chamber music festival “Le Pont” in Ako and Himeji in Japan. He was appointed as the first concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2009. He performed also as a soloist with Berliner Philharmoniker under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle and Andris Nelsons. In addition, he is a member of the Philharmonic Octet Berlin.
Daishin lives in Berlin with his family. He plays on a violin made by Andrea Guarneri, 1674.
For tickets, please contact Wigmore Hall at 020 7935 2141
1 April, 17 June, 22 July 2017
Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 2BP
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