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Masachi Nishiyama (piano recital)

Wed Mar 25th 2009, 1:10–2:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
St James's Church Piccadilly, 197 Piccadilly London W1J 9LL

Masachi Nishiyama


Masachi Nishiyama is increasingly gaining recognition for her work as both solo and collaborative pianist. She has given recitals at numerous venues in United Kingdom and abroad. Masachi was born in Tokyo, where she studied with Hidemitsu Hayashi at both the Toho Gakuen High School and College of Music, graduating with B.Mus degree and winning many prizes including at the International Institution of Art and the Hokkaido Music Camp. She came to London in 1999, where she studied the piano with James Lisney and chamber music with Andrew West, Joseph Seiger and Clifford Benson at the Royal Academy of Music, winning the Maud Hornby Prize and she was awarded the Diploma of Postgraduate Performance. She pursued further study with Yonty Solomon at The Royal College of Music and she was awarded the Diploma of Advanced Performance and concluded her studies by becoming a finalist in the prestigious Chappell Gold Medal competition. Masachi has worked in private and public masterclasses with renowned musicians such as Jacque Rouvier, Sergio Perticaroli, Andrew Ball. Simon Nicolas, Gordon Fergus-Thomposon, Nelson Goerner, Alexander Bailli (cellist), Paul Barritt (violinist), Darragh Morgan (violinist) and participated in many major music festivals in locations around the world including France, Vienna, Salzburg, Japan and also England. In addition to numerous appearances as "Bach: The Goldberg Variations" Project in England in 2007 — Bluthner Piano Centre, Hindhead Music Centre, The Red Hedgehog, Kingston Parish Church, St Anne and Agnes, etc. — and also at chamber music recitals — St. Martin in the Field, Wolfson College, Deptford Town Hall Council Chamber, Woodhouse Copse, Bristol Cathedral, etc. She is currently performing the last solo piano works of Schubert, Haydn and Brahms and Beethoven for Violin and Piano all Sonatas Series at chamber music concerts. Her future engagements include solo and chamber music recitals at Hindhead Music Centre, Jackdaws Music Trust, St John's Art & Recreation Centre, The Red Hedgehog, Wolfson College, Burgh House etc.

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Venue: St James's Church Piccadilly

St James Piccadilly (photo: Steve Cadman)

The church interior (photo: Steve Cadman)

St James's is an Anglican church which was designed and built by Sir Christopher Wren in the 17th century. William Blake was baptised here in 1757. The church holds regular concerts of both classical and contemporary music.

The church is situated between Piccadilly and Jermyn Street about 200 yards from Piccadilly Circus. The closest tube stations are Piccadilly Circus and Green Park.

For more information, visit the St James's Church website.


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