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Yukiko Shinohara (piano) with Diego Carneiro (cello)

Wed Sep 30th 2009, 11:15 am ◀ This event has finished
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR


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Yukiko Shinohara

Yukiko Shinohara (piano) was born in Ibaraki, Japan and studied at Tokyo Metropolitan Senior High School for Fine Arts and Music. She received her BMus from Goldsmith’s College (University of London) under Susan Bradshaw, and later studied with Douglas Finch at Trinity College of Music where she received an MMus Degree and Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Performance. She also studied with Catherine Vickers in Frankfurt and attended summer schools at Dartington, Darmstadt, Salzburg and Nice. She was a Park Lane Young Artist in 2001 doing solo recital at South Bank Centre in London, and has performed Ligeti’s Etudes at the contemporary music festival Composium 2003 in Tokyo and premiered Britten’s early piano works at Aldeburgh Festival. She performs both as chamber musician and soloist in Japan, U.K, Belgium, Holland, France, Greece and Spain. She is currently on staff as an accompanist at Trinity College of Music.

Diego Carneiro

Diego Carneiro was born in Belem, in the ‘mouth of the Amazon’. He started to play the piano and cello at the age of 12. His musical studies paved the way for performances as soloist in many cities in Brazil, the USA and Europe. His debut concert, when he was 16 years old, was at Cecilia Meireles' Hall, Rio, and included a live recording of the Haydn C major cello concerto.

In Belem, he was the first child of the project ‘Amazon Cello Youth Choir’ directed by his teacher then Aureo de Freitas. Moving to Sao Paulo, he studied with Antonio DelClaro. He continued his studies at the University of Columbia-Missouri under the guidance of Darry Dolezal and finally completed  at Trinity College of Music, as pupil of Richard Markson. He obtained a BMus and a Pg Diploma after a further two years of post-graduate studies where he also obtained the Fellowship of Trinity College London.

Over the years, Diego has appeared as soloist and chamber music musician in a number of international music festivals, resulting in several awards and scholarships from the University of Columbia-Missouri's Chamber music and 'Solo Emerging Artist' competition, the MTNA State and Regional Competitions (USA), TCM scholarship, Vitae Foundation, Leo To Teixeira, the Solti Foundation, the Tillett Trust, the Myra Hess Trust, the Richard Carne Foundation, the Leonardo Smith Duo Competition, the Barbirolli Award, 'Solo Emerging Artist' competition, Duche D'acua Viva Award.

His potential as a cellist has been recognized by renowned cellists such as Antonio Meneses, Marco Carneiro, Maud Tortelier, Nathalien Rosen, Arto Noras, David Geringas and the legendary Bernard Greenhouse, who remarked that 'this boy  is a tremendous talent — a first class talent'.

In 2004 he participated in the documentary: 'The Music of the Rain Forest' for BBC Radio 4. He also produced a documentary entitled "Amazonia, the Resounding Jungle" which reflects his contact with Amazonian nature and the artistic movements from that region.

In 2005 Diego appeared as soloist in the London Promenade concert at the Royal Albert Hall. In the following year, he joined the 'Live Music Now' scheme, an institution built by Yehudi Menuhin which provides workshops and concerts for adults with disabilities and special needs children all around UK.

Recently, Diego begun his studies in Clinical Hypnoses at The London Clinical Hypnoses linked to the Thames Valley University, in order to explore the bridge between music and the unconscious mind with learning, teaching, and healing.

He has also founded the AmaZonArt charitable body, which brings international artists together with the purpose of making beauty through charity. It supports educational and social projects mainly in the Amazonian Region of Brazil, where a construction of an Institute of Arts and Education has already initiated in the city of Braganca.

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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