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Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex

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Christmas Concert: Alice Privett (soprano), Pnini Grubner (bass baritone) and Kiyoko Fukuo (piano)

Wed Dec 16th 2009, 1:15 pm ◀ This event has finished
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR


(Soloist: (a) = Alice, (p) = Pnini)

Artist Info

Alice Privett

Alice Privett began her studies with Professor Susan McCulloch at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2007. In 2008 she sang the role of Poppea in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea at Longborough Festival Opera, and performed in a touring production of Hell Hath No Fury, a series of dramatized cantatas for voice, both with The Complete Singer.

She has taken part in masterclasses with Jenny Miller and Lada Valesova at the Royal Opera House, and Thomas Kiesgen at the Guildhall. Alice and Kiyoko performed together at St-Sepulchre-without-Newgate in 2009, and she is delighted to be invited back.

Pnini Grubner

Pnini Grubner was born in Israel, and moved to England after having finished a degree on the flute. Pnini started his studies in Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Professor Rudolf Piernay as a direct entry into the second year of the undergraduate course. In Israel he performed the role of Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro in the Jerusalem Academy, and won a scholarship from the American Israeli Foundation. Pnini continues his studies in the third year with Professor Rudolf Piernay.

Kiyoko Fukuo

Kiyoko Fukuo 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.

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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