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Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex

An Unincorporated Association

Honorary Patrons:
Kazue Yanagida, Aisa Ijiri, George Logan (Dr Evadne Hinge), Michael Soumei Coxall

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Kazue Yanagida

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Artist Info :: Mansoon Bow

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Mansoon Bow

Mansoon Bow is frequently in demand as both soloist and chamber musician in many major cities in Japan, as well as in the UK where she is currently based. Mansoon was born in Japan of Korean origin. She began studying the violin at the age of three. She proceeded to the Royal Academy of Music in London where she worked first with Richard Deakin and then with Mayumi Fujikawa for Bachelors and Masters Degrees. She was recipient of a full scholarship, with the Derek Butler Scholarship, the Bratton Scholarship and Leverhulme Scholarship. Later she proceeded to further study on a Research Programme at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, to study the late works of Robert Schumann.

Mansoon has been awarded prestigious prizes in the Osaka International competition, Classic competition, Soloist competition and the David Martin/Florence Hooton concerto Prize at the Royal Academy of Music where she was also a recipient of the Poulett Scholarship and the Bloch Award. In 2008, Mansoon won the First Prize and the Audience Prize in The Cavatina Music Competition, and most recently she has been chosen to receive the Byram Jeejeebhoy Prize as well as the Silver Medal Prize which is awarded to students who make the most outstanding contribution through the work and performance activities.

Her latest concerts include the complete Schumann Violin Sonatas recital in Osaka, Japan, as well as recitals at Cheltenham Music Festival in the UK, Bristol Cathedral, and in London at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, St. James's Piccadilly, St. Barnabas, Reform Club, Regent Hall, the University of East London Knowledge Dock, Southwark Cathedral, Mandeville Place and Foundling Museum, as well as chamber music concerts in England and Scotland. For more information, visit