Monday April 13th 2020 3.00 pm
Coco Tomita (violin)
Kan Tomita (piano)
Beethoven: Sonata in C minor Op 30 no 2
Chausson: Poéme Op 25
Mozart: Violin Concerto in A major K 219
Ravel: Violin Sonata in G major
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
Coco Tomita was born in 2002 and began to play the violin when she was four years old. She became a pupil of Natasha Boyarsky when she was six, and in 2012 she was awarded a place at the Yehudi Menuhin School where she is currently studying with Lutsia Ibragimova. Coco won various prizes at international competitions and festivals including Golden Medals at the “Vienna International Music Competition 2019” and “Berliner International Music Competition 2019”, “Carl Flesch Prize” at the Carl Flesch Academy 2019, 3rd Prize in the Junior section of the “ Andrea Postacchini International Violin Competition” (Italy) and 1 st prize at the “Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra Young Soloist Competition 2017” where she also won the Duke of Devonshire Award which led to a highly successful performance of Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with ESO in June 2017. In 2012, Coco made her debut at the Cadogan Hall, London performing as a soloist with the Southbank Sinfonia. Along with numerous solo and chamber music performances at the YMS Menuhin Hall, Coco has performed and appeared in many international venues in the UK, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherland, Spain and Switzerland. Her recent solo performance highlights include numerous appearances as part of the “Menuhin 100 Festival”, an appearance at the International Lammermuir Festival 2017 as well as at the Palace of Holyrood, Edinburgh by kind invitation from the Duke and Duchess of Hamilton. In February 2019, Coco made a debut appearance at the Wigmore Hall, London as part of Razumovsky Academy Young Artists' Recital. Future engagements include a return appearance with Philharmonie Baden-Baden in July 2020.
Kan Tomita (piano) is from Japan, and made his concerto debut at the Royal Festival Hall at the age of 15. He became the first Japanese musician to be awarded the Parnell Pianist in Association Junior Fellowship at the Royal College of Music. where he worked as an assistant to the Head of Keyboard and as an accompanist from 2005 until 2007. He also became an assistant teacher at the Mozarteum International Summer Academy in Salzburg in 2007. He now teaches privately and holds a teaching post at Thomas's School in London. He is Coco Tomita's father.
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