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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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Haru Ushigusa (violin) with Philip Howard (piano)

Wed Jul 7th 2010, 12:15 pm ◀ This event has finished
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR

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Artist Info

Haru Ushigusa

Haru Ushigusa is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music BMus 2nd year. She started to play the violin at the age of 5, and completed the master course at the Toho Music High School in Tokyo, 2006. During this time, she won the second prize of The Student Music Concours of Japan in 2004 leading to many opportunities to perform concerts in Japan. In 2006, she moved to London and started to study with Prof. Tomotada Soh. From 2008 she has been supported by the Rohm Music Foundation.

This year (2009) Haru received the John Waterhouse Prize nomination from the Royal Academy of Music. She is also studying chamber music as a member of the Majoe Qurtet.

Philip Howard

Philip Howard was born in 1976. Initially self-taught, he was a student of Alexander Abercrombie between the ages of 10 and 18, later going on to study composition and piano at the Royal Academy of Music, where his teachers were Michael Finnissy and Graeme Humphrey.

Philip won first prize at the International Gaudeamus Interpreters' Competition 2003 held in Rotterdam, becoming the first British winner since 1968. At the age of 15 he won joint first prize in the first BBC Young Musician of the Year Composer Award.

Among other performances, Philip has given solo recitals in London at the Purcell Room and in the BMIC Cutting Edge series at The Warehouse, as well as in the Ultima festival in Oslo, Gaudeamus Music Week in Amsterdam, and the "Berlin Piano Days" (Berliner Klaviertage).

He has appeared on a number of CDs including his own solo piano album "Decoding Skin", which was released in 2004 and which features works by Iannis Xenakis, Morton Feldman and Michael Finnissy alongside pieces by young British composers Paul Newland, Max Wilson and Paul Whitty.

Venue: St Dunstan-in-the-West

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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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