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from the
Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex

An Unincorporated Association

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

Japan Representative:
Kazue Yanagida

Please see Links for more information on our patrons

Special Advisor:
Jackie Wright

Director:
Godfrey King

Web Site:
Phil Ronan, Steve Rice

Established 1996

'MUSIC AS A WHOLE'

Music school for children & adults with the
Alexander Technique

Ryoko Izutsu – Director
Piano & Alexander Technique teacher
E-mail: i...@musicasawhole.com
Web: www.musicasawhole.com/home
Mobile: +44 (0) 75 38188537

 

 

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Annual Reviews

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Pascal's Triangle

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Carol I Need You (click to play video)

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Musician's Chapel Dedication

See the Musicians Chapel dedication January 2nd, 1955 on our Events page.

What we do

GODFREY KING (Director) AJSW REPRESENTATIVE IN UK

KAZUE YANAGIDA (Honorary Patron) AJSW REPRESENTATIVE IN JAPAN
Contact: kazu...@yahoo.co.jp
柳田 和江(名誉パトロン)AJSW日本代表
連絡先:kazu...@yahoo.co.jp

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Artist Info :: Waka Hasegawa

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Waka Hasegawa

Having established a successful career as an internationally acclaimed piano duo “Piano 4 Hands” with the British pianist Joseph Tong, Waka Hasegawa is also much in demand as a soloist. She has given recitals in various venues in the UK, United States, Europe and Japan as well as giving broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, BBC World Service and WFMT Radio Chicago. As a chamber musician she has worked with various musicians including players from the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC National Orchestra of  Wales . Waka also enjoys performing new works and has worked with many composers including Dai Fujikura, Nicola LeFanu, John McCabe, Edwin Roxburgh and many more. Her newly released solo debut album "Undiscovered Piano Works by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor" (on the Naxos/Metropolis label) has already attracted worldwide interest. The album has been featured in the "New Release Show with David Mellor" on Classic FM Radio as an album of the week in addition to being played on several radio stations in the USA and Canada.

Waka came to London to study at the Royal Academy of Music with Piers Lane with a major scholarship and then at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Joan Havill where she won most of the major prizes for pianists. During this time she was awarded several prizes and scholarships including the Sidney Perry Foundation Award from the KPMG/Martin Musical Scholarship Fund and generous assistance from the Craxton Memorial Trust. Since making her acclaimed London South Bank solo debut, she then went to win 3rd Prize in the 2000 British Contemporary Piano Competition Waka was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 2008.

Together with her piano duo partner Joseph Tong Piano 4 Hands is widely regarded as one of Britain’s leading piano duos. Their debut CD of Debussy duets on the Quartz label was Album of the Week in The Independent and highly recommended in the BBC Music Magazine and the Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music. Their more recent CD recordings of Schubert and John McCabe (both duo and solo piano works) have received similar critical acclaim in publications such as International Piano and Gramophone.

http://www.wakahasegawa.com