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Yuki Tashiro (violin) and Kumi Matsuo (piano)

Wed Sep 8th 2010, 12:15 pm ◀ This event has finished
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR


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Yuki Tashiro

Yuki Tashiro was born in Japan and started violin at the age of four with Tatsuko Furutani and Izumi Furutani. Yuki studied with Kenji Kobayashi at Toho Gakuen College of Music, Tokyo where she had completed a Bachelor of music in performance. In 2004, Yuki performed Mozart’s 2nd Violin Concerto with the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Michiyoshi Inoue.

Yuki has experience as a violinist in various chamber groups or orchestras, and has performed in Japan, Korea, Spain and England and attended festivals including the Pacific Music Festival in Japan and the Malta International String Festival. Yuki has studied with Natalia Boyarsky and graduated with a Post Graduate Diploma at the Royal College of Music, London in 2008.

Kumi Matsuo

Kumi Matsuo was born in 1984 in Tokyo, Japan. She has finished the Artist Diploma course at the Royal College of Music in 2010 and is currently on the Masters course at the same college, studying Piano with John Blakely and Ashley Wass and Harpsichord with Jane Chapman. In 2007, she received a Charles Napper Award and also received a Russell Gander Award in 2009. Since September 2008 she has been generously supported by the Rohm Music Foundation. She was a student of J. Gondo and M. Voskresensky at the Toho Gakuen High School of Music and the Toho Gakuen University of Music in Tokyo. In 2006 she won Second Prize at the 75th Music Competition of Japan and performed Liszt’s Piano Concerto No.1 with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Norichika Iimori. In 2008 she won Third Prize at the 22nd ‘Cidade de Ferrol’ International Piano Competition in Spain and performed Liszt’s Piano Concerto No.1 with the Galicia Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jordi Bernacer. In December 2008, she performed Ravel’s Piano Concerto for Left hand in Cadogan Hall with the RCM Sinfonietta conducted by Peter Stark, and in November 2009 she performed Schnittke’s Concerto Grosso in the Queen Elizabeth Hall with the RCM Chamber Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Jurowski playing both piano and harpsichord.

As well as these London venues, she has performed extensively in the UK and Japan, including the Elgar Room in the Royal Albert Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St James’s Piccadilly, Bristol Cathedral, the National Gallery, Handel House Museum,Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, Kioi Hall and Tokyo Bunka Kaikan.

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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