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Duo Non Troppo — Chihiro Ono (violin) and Vladimir Waltham (cello)

Wed Dec 10th 2008, 1:15–2:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR

Duo Non Troppo

This free concert features Chihiro Ono on violin and Vladimir Waltham on cello.


Halvorsen: Passacaglia
Bartok: Hungarian Folk Melodies
Kodaly: Duo Op. 7

Born in Japan, Chihiro Ono started her musical journey when she was four years old, on the piano. After picking up the violin two years later, she went on to study with Kenji Kobayashi at the Toho School of Music in Tokyo. Equally proficient on the viola as on the violin, it was on the viola that she played in her first string quartet, with opportunities such as to play for Seiji Ozawa and the Juilliard String Quartet. In 2000 she moved to London to study with Yfrah Neaman at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Since then she has also studied with Simon Fischer, Susie Meszaros, Susanne Stanzeleit, Krysia Osostowicz, Levon Chilingirian and Itzhak Rashkovsky. She obtained her Master's degree from the Royal College of Music with distinction in 2007. Since moving to London she has played in many prestigious british venues and festivals, such as Wigmore Hall, St Martin's in the Fileds, St John's Smith Square, St James' Piccadilly, London Contemporary Music Festival, BMIC music series, Lake District Summer Music, as well as appearing on BBC Radio 3. She has worked with many established groups and musicians, such as the Primrose Piano Quartet, the Ensemble Modern, Julian Jacobson, Levon Chilingirian, Krysia Osostowicz... She also regularly attends the Open Chamber Music at IMS Prussia Cove.

Born in 1989, Vladimir Waltham started the cello when he was 5. He soon joined the Toulouse conservatoire in the class of the famous catalan cellist Lluís Claret. After a short spell in Pau, he moved to England to further his studies with Pierre Doumenge at the Yehudi Menuhin School. He is currently studying modern cello with Mr. Doumenge at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, as well as baroque cello with Alison McGillivray. Vladimir has performed in most of the major venues across London (Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, Cadogan Hall, St John's Smith Square), but also in concerts and festivals across Europe, from Spain to St Petersburg.

Chihiro and Vladimir met in 2006 on a summer course, and immediately formed the project of playing together. Although they played together several times in different formations, they only started rehearsing the duo repertoire early in 2008. They soon realised that the musical chemistry was exceptional, and that is when the Duo Non Troppo was born. They have had coachings with members of the Dante, Chilingirian and Ebène String Quartets, as well as the Gould Piano Trio, and were soon invited to play in the Lake District Summer Music festival, as well as in several concerts across London.

Free admission

Venue: St Dunstan-in-the-West

Pictures of St Dunstan-in-the-West at the Flickr website

The church of St. Dunstan in the West dates back to circa 1070 AD, and the present building was completed in the early 19th century.

The nearest tube stations are Chancery Lane (Central line) and Temple (Circle and District line).

For more information, visit the church's website.


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