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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

 

 

Printing services

For more than 5 years Kallkwik have looked after AJSW's printing needs for which we sincerely thank them

Special Features

YouTube Site

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Annual Reviews

See Godfrey's Blog for AJSW Review 2013 / 2014 and previous years.

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Pascal's Triangle

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Carol I Need You (click to play video)

See Pascal's Triangle feature on our Audio and Video Archive page.

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 :: Yuka Matsumoto

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Yuka Matsumoto

Yuka Matsumoto made a highly successful concerto debut in London in 2008, performing the Beethoven Concerto with the Southbank Sinfonia. She lives in London but was born in Japan where she began to learn the violin at the age of three. After studies at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music with Kazuki Sawa, Yuka moved to London in 2003 to study with Yossi Zivoni at the Royal College of Music. She graduated from RCM in 2007 with a bachelor of Music degree (first class) and the Jacqeline Ward Memorial Prize. After graduate RCM, she moved to Germany to study with Grigori Zhislin at the Hochschule für Musik in Würzburg.

From autumn 2009, she decided to come back in London for Masters at the RCM with Levon Chilingirian and has graduated with distinction in 2011. In 2006, Yuka was a prize-winner in the String Section of the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition and then, in June 2007, she won the title of "Royal College of Music String Player of the Year". She appeared in BBC Proms Plus in 2010 and 2011, performing pieces by Huw Watkins and Thomas Larcher which were broadcasted on BBC Radio3.

She loves playing chamber music and has have worked with lots of musicians. She has appeared at numerous venues including the Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, St. Martin-in-the-fields, St.James’s Piccadilly, Musée d'Orsay, Casals Hall and Yokohama Minatomirai Hall.