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Lakeside Trio (Chihiro Ono: violin, Vladimir Waltham: cello, Prach Boondiskulchok: piano)

Wed Oct 21st 2009, 11:15 am ◀ This event has finished
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR


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The Lakeside Trio
(L→R: Vladimir Waltham, Chihiro Ono, Prach Boondiskulchok)

The Lakeside Trio formed in October 2007. The Trio has given numerous concerts throughout the UK — in London, Hampshire, Surrey, the Lake District and Scotland. In May 2008 it was selected to participate in the Tunnell Trust's 'Showcase for Young Musician' course where 5 selected chamber groups attended and performed concerts. Much as the repertoire is built on works of the past great composers, the Trio is keen to work in partnership with contemporary composers and has commissioned two works from the Spanish composer Oscar Colomina i Bosch.

Born in Japan, Chihiro Ono started her musical journey when she was four years old, on the piano. After picking up the violin two years later, she went on to study with Kenji Kobayashi at the Toho School of Music in Tokyo. Equally proficient on the viola as on the violin, it was on the viola that she played in her first string quartet, with opportunities such as to play for Seiji Ozawa and the Juilliard String Quartet. In 2000 she moved to London to study with Yfrah Neaman at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Since then she has also studied with Simon Fischer, Susie Meszaros, Susanne Stanzeleit, Krysia Osostowicz, Levon Chilingirian and Itzhak Rashkovsky. She obtained her Master's degree from the Royal College of Music with distinction in 2007. Since moving to London she has played in many prestigious british venues and festivals, such as Wigmore Hall, St Martin's in the Fileds, St John's Smith Square, St James' Piccadilly, London Contemporary Music Festival, BMIC music series, Lake District Summer Music, as well as appearing on BBC Radio 3. She has worked with many established groups and musicians, such as the Primrose Piano Quartet, the Ensemble Modern, Julian Jacobson, Levon Chilingirian, Krysia Osostowicz... She also regularly attends the Open Chamber Music at IMS Prussia Cove.

Born in 1989, Vladimir Waltham started the cello when he was 5. He soon joined the Toulouse conservatoire in the class of the famous catalan cellist Lluís Claret. After a short spell in Pau, he moved to England to further his studies with Pierre Doumenge at the Yehudi Menuhin School. He is currently studying modern cello with Mr. Doumenge at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, as well as baroque cello with Alison McGillivray. Vladimir has performed in most of the major venues across London (Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, Cadogan Hall, St John's Smith Square), but also in concerts and festivals across Europe, from Spain to St Petersburg.

Prach Boondiskulchok was born and primarily educated in Thailand. After graduating from the Yehudi Menuhin School as a pupil of Ruth Nye in 2004, he was awarded a generous scholarship to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, from both the college and the prestigious 'Fund for Classical Music under Royal Patronage of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana' in Thailand. Prach has appeared in many prestigious venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Fairfield Halls, the Royal Festival Hall, and the Cultural Centre of Thailand, both as soloist and chamber musician. In January 2004, Prach’s Bach Inventions and Sinfonia in the Royal Festival Hall won critical acclaim in The Independent as “ecstatic… would have been a high point in any recital programme”. Having graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with a first class honours degree, Prach was awarded a full scholarship to further his studies there at the postgraduate level with Caroline Palmer and Martin Roscoe.

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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