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Haru Ushigusa (violin) with Emiko Miura (piano)

Tue Dec 8th 2009, 1:15–2:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
Bristol Cathedral, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TJ


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Haru Ushigusa

Haru Ushigusa is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music BMus 2nd year. She started to play the violin at the age of 5, and completed the master course at the Toho Music High School in Tokyo, 2006. During this time, she won the second prize of The Student Music Concours of Japan in 2004 leading to many opportunities to perform concerts in Japan. In 2006, she moved to London and started to study with Prof. Tomotada Soh. From 2008 she has been supported by the Rohm Music Foundation.

This year (2009) Haru received the John Waterhouse Prize nomination from the Royal Academy of Music. She is also studying chamber music as a member of the Majoe Qurtet.

Emiko Miura

Emiko Miura has performed extensively across the UK and Japan, studied piano as Master of Arts at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Ian Fountain and Kathryn Stott and chamber music with Michael Dussek. She received the Frederic Jackson Award from the Royal Academy of Music in 2008.

She began to study music in the Toho Gakuen Junior music school and graduated from the Tokyo College of Music (2007) and also studied at the Ferenz Liszt Academy in Hungary (2004–2005). She entered the Royal Academy of Music with an entrance scholarship.

Emiko has won many prizes in competitions including the Janet Duff Greet prize (Best performance of Contemporary Music) in Royal Academy of Music and 1st prize of The 11th Japan International League of Arts Competition. She has performed at various major venues as soloist and accompanist including the Carnegie Hall in NY, Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall and the Ferenz Liszt Memorial Museum. She has also studied arrangement with Kazuo Mise and began to study Jazz playing with Bruce Stark and Rick Ovaton. She has performed with a tenor in the Biennial Art Song Festival at Leeds Lieder Music Festival in Leeds. Also she participates in “La Folle Journee au Japon” (international music Festival, a co-operation between the Embassy of France and Japan) in Tokyo International Forum as a pianist every year.

Venue: Bristol Cathedral

Bristol Cathedral (photo: Adrian Pingstone)

Bristol Cathedral is situated in the middle of the city at the bottom of Park Street. It was founded in 1140, but was built gradually over a period of 700 years. The Cathedral hosts numerous events and concerts throughout the year. Many of these are open to the public, and some are free, including the regular lunchtime concerts on Tuesdays.

Visit the Bristol Cathedral website.


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