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Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex

An Unincorporated Association

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

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Kazue Yanagida

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Artist Info :: Megumi Rolfe

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Megumi Rolfe

A native of Japan, Megumi Rolfe (violin) has performed in venues including the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Cadogan Hall, the Houses of Parliament and the Royal Hospital Chelsea. She has also played in Buckingham Palace in the presence of HRH the Prince of Wales. Her love for chamber music led her to take part in concerts in Wigmore Hall, St. John’s Smith Square, Tokyo Alisto Hall and the Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex Music Festival. Megumi was the fnalist in Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year 2007 which led her to perform in the Pitteville pump room in Cheltenham. She is a prize winner in the North London Festival, the Marlow Music Festival, the Ealing Music Festival, the Croydon Music Festival and the Springboard Festival performing Walton's Violin Concerto at the latter. Megumi obtained her Masters degree at the Royal College of Music in 2011, generously supported by a Sir Peter and Lady Walters Scholarship and studying with Prof. Itzhak Rashkovsky. She has worked for the London Music Masters as a teaching assistant to Prof. Rashkovsky.

Her schedule in 2012-14 included a performance at Holt Festival, Gstaad Palace in Switzerland, Bruch's frst Violin Concerto with the Boots Orchestra and with the Brighton Youth Orchestra, recitals in Bristol Cathedral, St. James Piccadily and the Schott Recital Hall for a premier of the Solo Violin Sonata No. 3 by David Hackbridge Johnson. Megumi was a violinist in the new album called 'Light' by the composer, Robert Power which was released in January 2014. She was dedicated Solo Violin Sonata No.4 by a composer David Hackbridge Johnson which she gave a premier performance in March 2015. She also performed Mendelssohn Concerto with Boots Orchestra in Nottingham in March 2015.

Megumi is the musician in residence of the Royal Marsden Hospital Chapel, Chelsea, and regularly organises and performs in concerts there. She also gives charity concerts in London in aid of development in Turkana, Kenya, and in 2011 played at a concert to raise money for the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Appeal in St. John's Smith Square.

Megumi is very grateful for the generous support given by Sir Peter and Lady Walters, the Philharmonia Orchestra Martin Musical Scholarship Fund, and to Mrs Yoshida for to use of her beautiful Italian violin made by Antonio Testore 1740.