Wednesday November 27th 7.30 pm
Takashi Kikuchi (viola)
Pasha Mansurov (flute)
Jozef Janik (piano)
Flackton: Viola sonata no 3
Piano works by Daquin, Errol Garner and Moszkowski
works for viola and piano :
Max Bruch: Romance
Elgar: Salut d'Amour
Massenet: Meditation from Thais
Gabriel Faure: Après un rêve
Debussy: L'isle Joyeuse
Bach: Movts from Suite in B minor BWV1067
Faure: Fantasy for flute
Piazolla: Cafe (from Historie du Tango)
Bach: Italian Concerto in F BWV 971
Borne/ Bizet: Carmen Fantasy for flute
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
Takashi Kikuchi studied the viola at the Tokyo University of the Arts in 1988, where he was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts in 2003, and at the Royal Academy of Music.His career spans across several countries with performances in Great Britain including recitals for the Schubert Music Society, Treasury Music Society in Whitehall, Victoria and Albert Museum, Handel House Museum as well as an early evening concert performance at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. As a member of the British Paraorchestra, Takashi already performed in a number of significant events including Snape Maltings Proms, London Paralympics Closing Ceremony and Queen's Christmas Message in 2012. Having been blind since birth, he also contributes his knowledge and experience to organisations working towards the long term improvement of Braille music for all visually impaired musicians.
Pasha (Pavel) Mansurov was born in Russia and started playing flute at the age of 6. He subsequently studied at the Juilliard School in New York, the Purcell School, and the Royal Academy of Music where he graduated with one of the highest mark in the woodwind class. For his Masters he moved to the Guildhall School of Music Drama. Chamber music appearances include guest player with the Fugata Quintet and the Mercury Quartet and Pasha is a full time member of the London Contemporary Orchestra Soloists. As an orchestral musician he has played with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestral, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, London Philharmonic Orchestra, and toured the far east with the Symphony Orchestra of India. Pasha is Principal Flute of the London Contemporary Orchestra and was Principal Flute of the Gorzow Philharmonic Orchestra in Poland in the 2013-2014 season.
Jozef Janik moved to London in 2000 with a BA in Music from Žilina Conservatoire in Slovakia. He took a Post Grad. diploma and a Masters, as a pianist, at the Royal Academy of Music. Jozef is sought after as a soloist, an accompanist, an educator and a choir director. He works with a wide range of musicians and spans both Classical and Jazz idioms. He has given concerts in Austria, Sweden, France, Poland, England, Japan, Tunisia, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In this country he has performed piano concertos by Mozart, Haydn, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Schumann and Bach. Recent concert venues include The Forge in Camden, St. James's Piccadilly, Regent Hall and St. John's Smith Square. His upcoming concerts and projects include Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin, conducting Bach Cantata N.4, a series of concerts with The JJT Duo in the UK, France and Slovakia, and a collaboration with soprano Bozena Ferancova.