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Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex

An Unincorporated Association

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

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Kazue Yanagida

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Godfrey King

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GODFREY KING (Director) AJSW REPRESENTATIVE IN UK

KAZUE YANAGIDA (Honorary Patron) AJSW REPRESENTATIVE IN JAPAN
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柳田 和江(名誉パトロン)AJSW日本代表
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Satoko Doi (piano) with Danae Eleni Pallikaropoulos (soprano)

Wed Nov 5th 2008, 1:15–2:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR

Satoko Doi

Satoko Doi was born in Kobe, Japan. She completed her undergraduate studies at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 2005. She came to England to continue her composition studies at the Royal College of Music with Michael Zev Gordon and Kenneth Hesketh, as a scholar supported by the PRS Sir Arthur Bliss Foundation, the Alice Templeton Award and an Overseas Artist grant from the Japanese Government. Her major past achievements include a short ballet Les Emotion performed by the English National Ballet, choreographed by Van le Ngoc, and a piano solo piece which was performed at St. Pauls Cathedral as part of the City of London Festival. After gaining a Masters of Music in advanced composition from the RCM, Satoko is now based in London and enjoys composing music for a wide range of mediums.

Satoko is also an active performer, playing piano and harpsichord. Her early music ensemble La Musica del Mondo participated in several competitions including the 11th Premio Bonporti International Chamber music competition for period instruments in Italy and the 6th Osaka International Chamber music competition in Japan.

She also performs with the St James Ensemble (Soprano, Clarinet, Viola, Piano) who have been giving frequent concerts in the UK and receiving an exceptional reputation for their rare instrumentation and repertoire as well as their performance.

Danae Eleni Pallikaropoulos

Danae Eleni Pallikaropoulos, born in 1986, studied at the RCM (London) and gained a BA in PPP from Oxford University. Recent roles include Micaela "Carmen" (Opera in Concert); Zerlina "Don Giovanni" (Carte Blanche Opera), and Emilia for the first modern premiere of Scarlatti's "Marco Attilio Regolo" (Ensemble Serse). She has appeared in scenes both as Pamina and First Lady "Die Zauberfloete", Anne "The Rake's Progress", Miss Wordsworth "Albert Herring" and most of the Mozart soprani from the Da Ponte Operas (Il Corpo Cantante), revelling in Despina's finale of Cosi fan tutte. She has recently given recitals in St Mary's Cathedral (Edinburgh), St George's, Hanover Square (London), St Sepulchre's-without-Newgate (London), La Fontaine (Bahrain), and various Oxford colleges.

Danae also has a keen interest in contemporary music. Whilst at Oxford she was the resident soprano for the ISIS music ensemble, notably performing Berio's "O King" and Nirmali Fenn's "Psychotic Episode". In 2007, she premiered Satoko Doi's "Islanders" for the Leeds Lieder Festival, and recently premiered Guy Newbury’s Adria for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Recent oratorio performances include the Mozart "Requiem", Elgar's "Lux Christi", Vivaldi "Gloria" and Britten's "Ceremony of Carols". She has benefited from masterclasses and coaching from Teresa Cahill (TCM – London) and Marco Ozbic (Teatro San Carlo – Naples). Future plans include a concert of Handel Cantatas with orchestra (Cardiff) and Mozart's Exultate Jubilate and Brahms Requiem with the Rugby Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra. Details will soon be found at www.danaeeleni.com. She enjoys studying with Ashley Stafford.

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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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