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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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Sarah McKenna (violin) with Nao Maebayashi (piano)

Wed Aug 11th 2010, 12:15–1:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR


Artist info

Sarah McKenna

Sarah McKenna studied the violin with the late Howard Davis, Winifred Roberts and Lesley Hatfield before studying music at Exeter University where she led the University Orchestra. She completed her musical studies with a postgraduate performance course at the Royal Academy of Music winning the coveted John B McEwan prize (awarded to the best string quartet of the year) and coming second place in the Theodore Holland and Max Gilbert prizes.

Her solo performances include Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis at Exeter and Truro Cathedrals and Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante. Although normally performing as part of a string quartet her chamber music experience also include performances as a string trio and the current series of violin and piano recitals with Nao.

Sarah’s commitments include performances with the Regent Quartet and Reflection Strings together with freelance orchestral work and teaching.

Nao Maebayashi

Nao Maebayashi studied with Alexander Kelly before entering the Trinity College of Music in 1996. Nao continued her studies with Douglas Finch, where she was awarded a Bachelor of Music degree. In 2001, she completed a Master of Music degree under the guidance of Raphael Torroni at the London College of Music. Thereafter, she focused on contemporary piano music with Evegnia Chudinovich.    Since then Nao has won several prizes in music festivals and performed at the New Quays Concert hosted by Elena Riu.

Nao was awarded a scholarship to attend the Sixth's Chetham's International Summer School and Festival for Pianist. Since then, she continued to study with Noriko Ogawa and Julian Jacobson.

Nao performs both in ensembles and solos. She is currently teaching at Gordon's School in Woking and performs with Metapraxis ensemble.

The Guild Church of St 
Dunstan-in-the-West August Classical Music Festival

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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