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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

Japan Representative:
Kazue Yanagida

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Jackie Wright

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Established 1996

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Artist Info :: Yukiko Shinohara

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Yukiko Shinohara

Yukiko Shinohara was born in Ibaraki, Japan and studied at Tokyo Metropolitan Senior High School for Fine Arts and Music before moving to England to study at Goldsmith’s College (University of London) and later at Trinity College of Music, London. She also studied in Frankfurt, Dartington, Darmstadt, Salzburg and Nice. She was a Park Lane Group Young Artist performing a solo recital at South Bank Centre, London, later performing Ligeti’s Etudes at the contemporary music festival Composium 2003 at Tokyo Opera City and premiered Britten’s early piano works at the Aldeburgh Festival.She has since performed both as chamber musician and soloist in Japan, U.K, Belgium, Holland, France, Greece and Spain.
In recent years her association with the Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex (AJSW) led her to debut for the AJSW its groups ‘Inzpir8tion’ (8 hands on 2 pianos: Nov 2011) and with Yuki Negishi ‘4Tune’ (4 hands on 2 pianos: Nov 2014). Through such performances she became an Honorary Member and advisor of the AJSW. At St George’s, Bristol May 7th 2015 she reached a new career high with her acclaimed ‘Jazz In The Classics’ presentation of classical composers using jazz musical expressions in their works.

As a staff member she works with many young musicians at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (Greenwich) as well as for accompanying and teaching generally and a working professional touring on cruises or as part of Dolce Duo with flautist Lianna Jeffery and holds a senior role at the GéNIA MUSIC Piano Yoga School.

In 2016 there are several key concerts planned including June 2nd a piano quintet for the AJSW at St George’s (Bristol) and The Swan, High Wycombe and St George’s June 22nd & 24th. On June 2nd Yukiko is involved in another AJSW debut….its AJSW string quartet.