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Yuka Ishizuka (violin) and Nadav Hertzka (piano)

Wed Dec 8th 2010, 1:15 pm ◀ This event has finished
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR


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Nadav Hertzka and Yuka Ishizuka

Japanese violinist Yuka Ishizuka was born in 1988 and studied at the Royal Academy of Music, where she not only received a Bachelor of Music degree with first class honours, but was also awarded the Lady Theodore Holland Prize, achieved the highest violin exam mark ever in the Academy, and was awarded the Roth Violin Prize as a student of internationally renowned musician, Maurice Hasson. Yuka has also appeared as soloist with the Junior Academy Chamber Orchestra and Academy Strings Orchestra at the Royal Academy of Music, with whom she premiered the Mozart Concerto for Violin and Piano by Dr Timothy Jones in 2010.

Among numerous other awards, Yuka also won first prize at the International Young Musicians Competition in Italy, the Beethoven Chamber Music Competition in London and the Philharmonia Orchestra Martyn Musical Scholarship, and has been selected as a Concordia Foundation Artist. An active recitalist and chamber musician, Yuka has appeared at festivals in Austria, France, Switzerland, the United States, England and Japan, and has performed at Suntory Hall Tokyo, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St James’ Piccadilly, Steinway Hall London, King’s Place and the Drapers Hall. She is now in her first year of a Master of Arts at the Royal Academy of Music, where she is studying with Professor Tomotada Soh. Yuka plays a Joseph Gagliano violin, kindly loaned by the Academy.

Israeli pianist Nadav Hertzka has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia in major venues such as Carnegie Weill Hall, Kings Place, The Duke’s Hall, and Avery Fisher Hall, New-York. Winner of The Pinault Society International Piano Competition in New York, Nadav appeared at the Mostly Mozart Festival in Lincoln Center, The Beethoven Festival in Israel, the Mozart Festival in Malta, as well as in China, Russia, Czech Republic, England, Scotland and Switzerland.

He has featured on radio and television in Israel and Europe, most notably on BBC3 and BBC Scotland.

A long-time winner of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship (1998–2010), he has also received the Carlton House and Daniel Howard Trust awards (London, 2010). Nadav has performed as a soloist with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, Rishon Lezion Symphony Orchestra, and the Houlon Chamber Orchestra, among others. He received his Bachelor of Music Degree from the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel-Aviv as a student of Prof. Arie Vardi. Nadav is currently pursuing his Master's Degree with Christopher Elton at the Royal Academy of Music, London.

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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