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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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Koichiro Honda (piano recital)

Wed Aug 26th 2009, 11:15 am ◀ This event has finished
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR


Hiromi Uehara


Astor Piazzolla


Artist info

Ko Honda

Koichiro Honda (“Ko Honda”)  began to study the piano seriously at the age of seventeen, just before beginning studies at the Oita Art University in Japan. He quickly excelled, winning first prize in the university, which led him to participate in the 64th Young Musicians Concert in Tokyo.

After completing university studies he moved to Spain to study for four years with Professor Torrecillas at the Granada Conservatory. He performed with a flamenco group, took first prize at the Barcelona Music Festival, and played with the San Vicente Symphony Orchestra.

He then moved to London to study with Maria Curcio, and then with Peter Feuchtwanger. He has performed solo, chamber music and orchestral concerts in Europe and Asia, most recently at St James’s Church, Piccadilly (organised by the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe), and at the Naniwa Art Festival in the Izumi Hall in Osaka.

He has an all-embracing repertoire and champions the music of Japanese composers. He also plays the extensive Spanish piano repertoire and has a particular interest in the music of the Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla.

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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