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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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Kazue Yanagida

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Godfrey King

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GODFREY KING (Director) AJSW REPRESENTATIVE IN UK

KAZUE YANAGIDA (Honorary Patron) AJSW REPRESENTATIVE IN JAPAN
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柳田 和江(名誉パトロン)AJSW日本代表
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Rebecca Martin (mezzo-soprano) and Nia Williams (piano)

Wed Feb 24th 2010, 1:15–2:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR

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Rebecca Martin

Rebecca Martin won a scholarship to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she studied French Song with Robin Bowman and Ian Burnside, German lieder with Rudolf Piernay, English Song with Michael Pilkington, and Italian Song with Tina Ruta. After graduating in the highest class, she became a member of the Ad Hoc BBC Singers and the Covent Garden Extra Chorus, won the Dorchester Young Musicians Platform (radio recital) and was finalist in the International Peter Wishart English Song Competition. Having lived in Italy for several years, Rebecca is now based in the UK, where her performances have included appearances on BBC TV and solo and ensemble work with Opera Anywhere, Oxford Opera Studio and Charity Opera, as well as a busy schedule as a soloist in concerts and oratorios. As a member of trio Terzina, Rebecca performed at St Martin-in-the-Fields last summer. She and Nia also perform together regularly as the duo Mezzopiano (www.mezzopianomusic.co.uk).

Nia Williams

Nia Williams graduated with a First in History from the University of Exeter and has an MA in European Studies. She works as a freelance musician and writer, accompanying and coaching singers, instrumentalists and choirs. Her repertoire as a concert accompanist includes English, French, German, Russian and Italian Song, as well as a wide range of operatic work and other genres such as musical theatre. Nia plays regularly for the trio Terzina (www.terzina.org.uk), who recently performed at St Martin-in-the-Fields, and has played for companies such as English Touring Opera, Opera Anywhere and Stagecoach, and for workshops conducted by performers such as Jean Allister, Graham Trew and Beryl Foster. She has also musically directed workshops for Live Nation Theatres, the Birmingham Hippodrome and Creation Theatre. Nia is the author of two novels (a third is due out in 2011) and of many short stories, which have been published in anthologies and magazines and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Other work includes a new chamber musical, 'Daddy's Girls', which will be staged at the Edinburgh Cellars, Islington on 2 July, featuring Rebecca Martin (for more information see www.niawilliams.com).

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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