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Kiyoko Fukuo (piano), Daniel Davies (cello) and Simon Gilliver (flute)

Wed May 26th 2010, 12:15 pm ◀ This event has finished
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR


Artist info

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. Kiyoko is now a freelance pianist and teacher.

Daniel Davies

Daniel Davies began the cello at the age of 14 and is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He is currently studying with Nicola Thomas. He also studied Viola da Gamba with Alison McGillivray.

He has been principle cellist of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales with whom he has toured across Europe. He performs regularly for music societies both as a recitalist and concerto soloist and most recently worked with John Metcalf on his work ‘Ynys Las’ at the West Coast School of Chamber Music. Very interested in cross-art collaboration and extra musical ideas Daniel has recently worked with the Russian performance artist Anna Parkina in a performance at the Wilkinson Gallery. To this end 2009 will see him collaborate with artists and dancers from the Royal College of Art and The Place. Daniel is a popular teacher and currently works as Assistant Coordinator to the String Training Programme at the Junior Guildhall. He is also a committed writer, having recently written notes for a concert at the Wigmore Hall.

Daniel plays a Flemish cello dated around 1750 which was offered to him and which he bought with the help of the Claudio Abbado Young Musicians Instrument Trust.

Simon Gilliver

Simon Gilliver (flute)
Simon Gilliver come from Bishops Stortford and read music at Birmingham University, graduating in 2004. He subsequently continued his studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, from which he received both a Masters Degree and the Guildhall Artist award, both with distinction. His teachers have included Philippa Davies, Sarah Newbold and Ian Clarke. In 2006, Simon was the winner of the Albert Cooper International Flute Competition, where he was invited to sit on the jury for the 2007 competition. Recent solo performances have included world premiere performances of new works for flute and piano by David Horne and Vic Hoyland, and Mozart’s Flute Concerto in G accompanied by the Southbank Sinfonia, with whom he is currently co-principal flautist. Simon was a founder member of the Zonda Ensemble, and is also a member of the World Citizen Soloists. In addition to his performing activities as a flautist, Simon also works extensively as a piano accompanist, regularly playing for recitals, exams, masterclasses and competitions, and as a flute and piano teacher.

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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