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Hiroko Yamamoto (piano) with Helen Wills (flute)

Wed Jul 28th 2010, 12:15 pm ◀ This event has finished
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR


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Hiroko Yamamoto

Hiroko Yamamoto first came to England in 1995 when she restarted her piano studies with the late Geraldine Mason Harrison.

Hiroko graduated from Trinity Colege of Music and studied piano with 2 Russian pianists — Alexander Ardakov and Nina Sereda — and later also studied classical singing with Elizabeth Haws, John Wakefield and Penny Clark.

She won 4th prize at the Beethoven Piano Competition in Shiga prefecture in Japan awarded by NHK. She was also awarded the Anthony Lindsay Piano Prize by Trinity College of Music.

While at college, she toured with a college violinist friend around Portugal and performed at several places and also toured with 3 classical singers around the Black Sea with a Swan Hellenic Cruise company and gave several concerts.

She has been performing with her violinist at various churches in London and recently they performed at their first concert in Japan, which was well received.

Helen Wills

Helen Wills read Music at King’s College, London and then continued her studies with Lynda Coffin at Trinity College of Music. During 2003 she held the position of Sub-Principal Flute doubling on Piccolo with the National Orchestra of Malta. In 2006 Helen returned to Malta to give a solo recital and masterclasses as part of the Malta Flute Festival. She has also played on board the Saga Ruby cruise ship with The Marylebone Trio and in August 2008 played and gave masterclasses in Lima as part of the Third Peruvian-British Ensembles Festival.

In 2009 Helen played Vivaldi’s Il Gardellino Concerto and Bach’s Orchestral Suite No 2 at St John’s, Smith Square. She has also worked with orchestras such as Opera East, Southern Pro Musica and is the Principal Flute with St Paul’s Sinfonia.

Hiroko is dedicating this concert to her late piano teacher Geraldine Mason Harrison, who passed away in May.

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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