Sunday May 9th 4.00 pm
Streamed LIVE concert in an empty church
The Mitsu Piano Trio
Laura Custodio (violin)
Akito Goto (cello)
Tyler Hay (piano)
Ireland: Phantasie in A minor for piano trio
Beethoven: Cello sonata in C Op 102 no 1
Mendelssohn: Piano trio in D minor Op 49
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Catalan violinist Laura Custodio Sabas first moved to London at the age of 16 to attend the prestigious Purcell School for Young Musicians, under a Department for Education Music and Dance Scheme scholarship. She continued her studies at the Royal Academy of Music, where she completed her Bachelor and Master of Music, under the tutelage of Igor Petrushevski, Nicholas Miller and Levon Chilingirian, and received masterclasses from Maxim Vengerov. Since then, Laura's main focus has been chamber music and orchestral playing. In 2020, she was awarded the 1st Prize in the Royal Over-Seas League Competition String Ensemble Section with the Fitzroy Piano Quartet. She has also been a member of the Fitzroy String Quartet for the last 4 years, with whom she has performed across the world in festivals in the UK, Germany, Poland, France, Spain, and South Africa. The Fitzroy String Quartet gave their debut recital in Wigmore Hall in 2018 and have won many awards and prizes such as the Beethoven Prize in the 2nd International Beethoven Chamber Music Competition (2017) and the Tunnell Trust Award (2018). As an orchestral musician, she has been a collaborator with renowned orchestras such as Mahler Chamber Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Glyndebourne Opera Orchestra, Orquesta de Cadaques, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Pacific Music Festival Orchestra. Having studied chamber music with eminent figures such as Oliver Wille, Levon Chilingirian, Christoph Richter, Krzystof Chorzelski and Jonathan Brown, Laura is passionate about teaching. She has worked with many young chamber groups during the Fitzroy String Quartet's Chamber Music Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music (2016-2017) and as Associate Ensemble at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (since 2016), and has coached chamber music at the Odeion School of Music in South Africa (2017) and Dartington Music Summer Festival (2019).
Cellist Akito Goto has won numerous prizes and awards, including the First Prize in the Japan Player's Contest, the Windsor and Maidenhead Symphony Orchestra-Young Musician's competition and he was the youngest winner of Izuminomori Cello Contest. He recently received a generous scholarship from the Raphael Sommer Music Scholarship Trust. Previously he was selected to participate in the 2nd Gaspar Cassado International Cello Competition and the 9 th Rostropovich Competition, where he was the youngest participant. He has appeared as soloist with ensembles such as the London Mozart Players, Windsor and Maidenhead Symphony Orchestra and Orpington Symphony Orchestra. He performed in masterclasses for Natalia Gutman, Miklos Perenyi, Jean-guihen Queyras, Colin Carr, Ralph Kirshbaum, Bruno Delepelaire, David Watkin, Máté Szüc, Ralf Gothoni, The Gould Piano Trio, The Takacs Quartet and The Endellion Quartet. He has given solo and chamber performances in major concert halls, such as Wigmore Hall, St Martin's in the Field, Hamarikyu Asahi Hall, Salon Collina, Musikasa in Tokyo, Joy Concert, Clarendon Muse and Hakuju Hall. As an orchestral player he has performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Barbican, the Royal Festival Hall, St Alban's Abbey and the Sage Gateshead, with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle and Takuo Yuasa. Akito Goto started playing the cello at the age of 5; from the age of eight to thirteen he studied at the renowned Toho Gakuen School of Music in Japan under the tutelage of Hakuro Mori. At thirteen he was accepted to study with Pal Banda at the Purcell School of Music in London. He completed his studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2019 where he studied with the Head of Strings, Louise Hopkins, and received 1 st class distinction in both Bachelor and Master of music. His regular Chamber music coaches include Caroline Palmer, Carole Presland, Adrian Brendel and Ursula Smith.
Tyler Hay was born in 1994 in Kent and began learning the piano at the age of 6. He studied with the Head of Keyboard, Andrew Haigh at Kent Music Academy for 3 years before gaining a place to study at the Purcell School for Young Musicians in 2007 where he continued under Tessa Nicholson. He completed his studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2016 where he received the keyboard department's ABRSM scholarship. He studied with the Head of Keyboard, Graham Scott and the British pianist, Professor Frank Wibaut. Before completing his 4th year in June 2016, Tyler won the Gold Medal competition at the Royal Northern and played in the prize winner's concert at Wigmore Hall in the Spring of 2017. He has also received a scholarship covering all fees to study at the Royal College of Music in 2017, where he studied with South African pianist, Niel Immelman and now continues with renowned British pianist, Gordon Fergus-Thompson. Tyler has become a virtuoso pianist who enjoys tackling some of the most demanding works in the repertoire. He has performed Rachmaninoff's 2nd Sonata at Wigmore Hall and Cadogan Hall, Scriabin's 5th Sonata at the Southbank's Purcell Room and as a result of winning the Senior Concerto Competition at the Purcell School, he played Ravel's Concerto for Left Hand Alone at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in Spring, 2013. Tyler is proud to have successfully organised a full evening recital at the Purcell School as a charity event, raising close to £2000 for the Watford Peace Hospice in Summer, 2012. He has also achieved a full performance of Chopin's 24 Etudes in Blackburn, 2014. Most recently, Tyler won first prize in the keyboard section of the Royal Overseas League Competition in February 2016 and also won first prize in the Liszt Society Competition in November that year. CDs of Liszt's piano music, John Ogdon's unpublished works and Kalkbrenner's Etudes op 143 are available on the Piano Classics label and have all received superb critical acclaim. In 2012, Tyler won the £5000 Fenton Award from the Purcell School as a scholarship for furthering his musical education and as well as having performed in South Africa, Spain, Italy, Cyprus and Germany, Tyler continues to play solo recitals, chamber recitals and Concertos throughout the UK.
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