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Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex

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Kiyoko Fukuo (piano), Alex Birchall (oboe) and Simon Gilliver (flute)

Wed Nov 19th 2008, 1:15–2:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR

Simon Gilliver

Simon Gilliver (flute)
Simon Gilliver come from Bishops Stortford and read music at Birmingham University, graduating in 2004. He subsequently continued his studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, from which he received both a Masters Degree and the Guildhall Artist award, both with distinction. His teachers have included Philippa Davies, Sarah Newbold and Ian Clarke. In 2006, Simon was the winner of the Albert Cooper International Flute Competition, where he was invited to sit on the jury for the 2007 competition. Recent solo performances have included world premiere performances of new works for flute and piano by David Horne and Vic Hoyland, and Mozart’s Flute Concerto in G accompanied by the Southbank Sinfonia, with whom he is currently co-principal flautist. Simon was a founder member of the Zonda Ensemble, and is also a member of the World Citizen Soloists. In addition to his performing activities as a flautist, Simon also works extensively as a piano accompanist, regularly playing for recitals, exams, masterclasses and competitions, and as a flute and piano teacher.

Alex Birchall

Alex Birchall (oboe)
Alex studied the oboe at Trinity College of Music. At Trinity she performed in all the major ensembles both as an orchestral musician and as a soloist. Alex is now currently pursuing a busy freelance career performing with many London orchestras and enabling her to travel around the world. She has recently returned from playing principal oboe with KZN Philharmonic in Durban, South Africa. Alex has performed on numerous recordings including 'Ready, Steady, BLOW!!!!' a CD to inspire young oboists, and Mantra's 'Every Defect' album which rose to number one in Uzbekistan!!!!

Kiyoko Fukuo (piano)
Kiyoko began studying the piano at the age of five and singing at the age of fifteen. She gained her first bachelor degree as a singer from Kwassui Women's College. She studied singing with Akiko Kotegawa and piano with Hiroko Shigenaga. Since she came over to England, she studied piano with Lesley Young and Peter Upperd, and singing with Patrick McCarthy at Colchester Institute and received a MA in Art in 2004. She completed Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in piano accompaniment at Trinity College of Music in 2006, studying with Eugene Asti and Ilana Davids. She continued her further study at Guildhall School of Music & Drama and gained MMus in piano accompaniment, studying under Eugene Asti and Pamela Lidiard supported by the Guildhall School Trust. She took the several master classes for solo piano performance and also piano accompaniment including with Graham Johnson, Gordon Back, Martino Tirimo, Yonty Solomon, Iain Burnside and Helmut Deutsch. She is now a professional piano accompanist at GSMD.

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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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