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Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex

An Unincorporated Association

Honorary Patrons:
Alexander Rosenblatt, George Logan (Dr Evadne Hinge), Michael Soumei Coxall, Kazue Yanagida

Japan Representative:
Kazue Yanagida

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Jackie Wright

Director:
Godfrey King

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GODFREY KING (Director) AJSW REPRESENTATIVE IN UK

KAZUE YANAGIDA (Honorary Patron) AJSW REPRESENTATIVE IN JAPAN
Contact: kazu...@yahoo.co.jp
柳田 和江(名誉パトロン)AJSW日本代表
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Tomoko Yahiro (violin) with Yuki Kagajo (piano)

Wed Aug 18th 2010, 12:15–1:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR

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Tomoko Yahiro

Born in Japan in 1985, Tomoko Yahiro began her violin lessons with her mother at the age of five and later attended the Fukuoka Girls High School music course. Whilst studying in Japan Tomoko has received lessons with Yuko Yahiro, Shiro Sumi, Hideo Matsumura, Haruko Daigo and Kazuki Sawa. In 2003 Tomoko travelled abroad to the UK to study at Royal Academy of Music for her BMus degree. Tomoko has participated in numerous master classes, playing for Thomas Brandis, Alexander Pavlovich, Tasmin Little and Sylvia Rosenberg amongst others. During her time at the RAM Tomoko studied under Richard Deakin, and also took lessons on the viola with Yuko Inoue and chamber music with Michael Dussek and Clifford Benson.

Since 2004, Tomoko has been giving concerts regularly in Japan and the UK and has often performed as a chamber musician with her family in Japan. After graduating the RAM in 2008, Tomoko was generously awarded the RNCM entrance award, which has allowed her to further her studies at the Royal Northern College of Music with Leland Chen. In 2009, Tomoko was a finalist in the RNCM Paganini Prize. Recently, Tomoko was featured in the inaugural RNCM Violin Weekend, where she performed Summer from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with the RNCM String Ensemble.

Yuki Kagajo

Born and raised in Japan, Yuki Kagajo MMus, PGDip RNCM is a South Cheshire, U.K based pianist.

She started having piano lessons at the age of 5, and later studied at Hiroshima University in Japan. After moving to U.K in 2002, she studied with Julian Cima at Leeds College of Music, where she received the Robert Tebb Trophy for Outstanding Performance (Classical Style) in 2004 and Master's degree in Music in 2005. Having won Kirtland Scholarship as an entrance award, she continued her study with Dina Parakhina at Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, where she gained Postgraduate Diploma in Performance in 2007.

Her professional solo recitals have included in the prestigious venues such as The Venue in Leeds (Leeds International Concert Series, 2006), Hexham Queens Art Centre (Hexham Abbey Festival, 2007) and St Annes Church in Manchester (2007). She has also played Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 with LCM Symphony Orchestra in 2005 and 2010.

She is also an active chamber musician and accompanist. She has played ensembles such as piano trio, piano quintet and new music ensemble. She worked as an accompanist for Manchester Metropolitan University and Leeds College of Music and was involved with an educational project for Leeds Lieder+ in 2005 working closely with singers from Opera North. She has also experienced playing keyboard parts in orchestras and played the piano part with RNCM Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vassily Sinaisky at Bridgewater hall in Manchester in 2007.

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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