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Yuka Ishizuka Violin, Tadashi Imai Piano in Concordia Foundation Annual Prize-Winners Concert at Wigmore Hall

30 April 2012, London

Yuka Ishizuka, violin Tadashi Imai, piano
Anna Patalong, soprano Elizabeth Rossiter, piano



Yuka ishizuka, violin tashi Imai, piano
Grieg: Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor Op. 45

Anna Patalong, Soprano; elizabeth Rossiter, piano
Debussy - Proses lyriques

Yuka ishizuka, violin tashi Imai, piano
Bloch: Nigun from Baal Shem
Saint-Saëns: Caprice d'après l'Étude en forme de valse

Anna Patalong, Soprano; elizabeth Rossiter, piano
Poulenc : Huit chansons polonaises
La dame de Monte Carlo


Young prize-winning violinist Yuka Ishizuka has performed internationally in recitals and as a concerto soloist, as has her pianist, Tadashi Imai.

Winner of the Maggie Teyte prize and finalist at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards, Anna Patalong is much in demand as a recitalist. Prize-winning pianist, Elizabeth Rossiter, will be her accompanist.


About Yuka Ishizuka
Violinist Yuka Ishizuka has been described as an “irresistible” artist (Music and Vision) and bringing a “lyrical outpouring of purest joy”.  

Her appearances at major venues including Suntory Hall (Blue Rose) in Tokyo, Wigmore Hall London, Kings Place London, St. Martin-in-the-field, Steinway Hall and the Drapers Hall London. Yuka has appeared as soloist with Junior Academy Chamber Orchestra, Croydon Symphony Orchestra and Academy Strings Orchestra at Royal Academy of Music, with whom she premiered the Mozart Concerto for Violin and Piano by Dr. Tim Jones in 2010. She made performances of the Three Brahms Violin Sonatas in London, and has also collaborated in chamber music with Itzhak Perlman, Robert Cohen as well as Maurice Hasson with whom she performed the Double Bach Violin Concerto.

She is a recipient of numerous award and prizes including the Tillett Trust Young Artist Platform Award, Worshipful Company of Musicians Award, Rohm Music Foundation, Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society Artists Award, the Philharmonia Orchestra Martyn Musical Scholarship, the first prize at the International Young Musicians’ Competition in Italy, Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Chamber Music Competition, the most promising young artist by the Oikawa music agency in Japan, Winfield Small Solo Violin Prize and Harold Craxton Chamber Music Prize at Royal Academy of Music.

Her festival appearances include Salzburg Mozarteum Summer Academy, Pablo Casals Festival, Perlman Music Program, Prussia Cove International Music Seminar, where she worked with Ana Chumachenco, Schmuel Ashkanasi, Igor Oistrakh, Itzhak Perlman, Donald Weilerstein, David Takeno, Gyorgy Pauk and Gerard Poulet.

Yuka holds Bachelor and Master of Music from Royal Academy of Music with the first class honors and the highest violin exam mark at Academy, where she studied with Maurice Hasson and Tomotada Soh. Her future engagement includes performances at Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall Manchester, concerto performance with Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra.

She is also teaching at Junior Academy, Royal Academy of Music.
Yuka plays a 1865 Enrico Ceruti violin, kindly on loan to her from the Royal Academy of Music.


Tadashi Imai Piano
Tadashi Imai made his debut in Tokyo in 1997 under the auspices of the Japan Committee of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. As a prize-winner of several international competitions in Japan and the United States, he has performed Chopin’s Piano Concerto no.1 with the Osaka Symphoniker and Tchaikovsky’s Concerto no. 1 with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. As a Grand Prize winner of the Grand Prix International Chopin Competition, he made his New York debut at Carnegie Hall. Tadashi is a graduate of Toho Gakuen College of Music, the Texas Christian University and the Royal Academy of Music, London. Since 2005, Tadashi has been working with the violinist and academy professor György Pauk’s violin class. In 2008, he was appointed Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM). His concert commitments for 2009/2010 included solo recitals and chamber music concerts in Japan, England, France, Ireland, Spain, Holland, Poland and Germany.


Admission: £8 £10 £13 £15

30 April 2012, 7:30pm

Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street London W1U 2BP

Tel: 020 7935 2141


Musicians Company Concordia Concert