Sunday March 15th 2020 3.00 pm
The Solomon piano quintet
Tadasuke Iijima, violin
Ayako Yamazaki, violin
Yohei Nakajima, viola
Matthew Strover, cello
Yuki Negishi, piano
Dvorak: Piano quintet in A Op 81
Brahms: Piano quintet in F minor Op 34
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
Violinist Tadasuke Iijima was born in Japan, and is currently studying under at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. He has won numerous competitions, including the highest award at the Tokyo's “New Stars of Music” Competition, First Prize at the Toshiya Eto Violin Competition, First Prize in the Soloist Competition with the Hamamatsu Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra etc. Tadasuke has appeared as a soloist alongside the Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo New City Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, the Kanagawa Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, and West Kazakhstan Orchestra.
Japanese violinist Ayako Yamazaki gained her Bachelor of Music and Postgraduate Diploma from the Royal Academy of Music where she was a prizewinner at several internal competitions. She then went on to further study with Bela Katona. She has performed as soloist and chamber musician throughout the U.K., as well as in Italy and Japan. Her orchestral experiences include leading positions of various orchestras and performances in Philharmonia etc. .
Yohei Nakajima is a violist who studied the viola under Rivka Golani, and the violin under Mayumi Fujikawa at Trinity College of Music. He is supported by several awards and scholarships, and regularly performs professionally at recitals and chamber music across the UK and Japan and has won several awards, including the Barbirolli String Quartet prize (2011) and First Prize at the Cavatina Chamber Music Competition (2009). Yohei plays a rare Hungarian viola by Otto Erdesz “cutaway model”.
Matthew Strover is a British freelance cellist. He graduated from Trinity Laban and the Royal College of Music with BMus (Hons) (First Class) and Master of Performance degrees. As a soloist his engagements with orchestras have included works by Dvorak, Elgar, Haydn and Bruch and he has been active as a chamber musician with various ensembles for a number of years..
Yuki Negishi was born in Japan and has established herself as a pianist of rare distinction, having already performed in over 400 concerts in the UK alone where she has resided since 2001, and regularly performs about 30 concerts a year internationally in countries such as the Netherlands (Concertgebouw), France, Germany, Italy (Festival di Londra), Romania, Japan, China and the USA. She studied at the Royal College of Music where she obtained her Masters in Music degree with distinction and Artist Diploma. At the age of 16, she was the youngest prize-winner at the Takahiro Sonoda Piano Competition and she was awarded the 2nd prize at the 2000 International Jeunesses Musicales Competition in Bucharest. Since coming to the UK in 2001, she has additionally won no less than 10 coveted prizes at the RCM and elsewhere. Yuki is also a keen chamber musician. She serves on juries of international piano competitions and is a regular faculty member of Piano Week since 2015.
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