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Aiki Mori (Cello) with Asa Mori (Piano)

Wed Feb 9th 2011, 1:15–2:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR


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Aiki Mori

Aiki Mori Born in Japan in 1988. Aiki Mori started to play piano at the age of 6. At the age of 8, she decided to play cello, and had her first cello lesson with Hakuro Mohri. A few years later, she won the first prize and the grand prix in “classic music, Japan” competition, as the youngest cellist in the competitions history. And also in “stars or tomorrow” competition, she won the prize as the youngest cellist. After her success in the competitions, she was invited to various concerts, including the concert in Ooji Hall, Tokyo, and also TV and radio appearances. At the age of 15, she was already accepted to Frans Helmerson’s class in “Hochschule fur Musik, Cologne”. There she also studied chamber music with Anthony Spiri, Harald Schoneweg, Rainer Moog, Richard Gwilt, and Pavel Gililov. She also studied with Alexander Rudin, Wolfgang Boettcher, Young-Chang Cho, in master classes.

Aiki enjoys playing chamber music, and she was invited to play with a member of NHK symphony orchestra in Japan, and also invited to a retirement concert from York Hoeller in Germany. In 2009, Aiki graduated from “Musikhochschule Cologne” and she continues her studies with Karine Georgian in London.

Asa Mori

Asa Mori Born in Japan. She began her piano playing at the age of 6. In the following year, she won the first prize in a national competition. And later, she won numerous of prizes in many national, and international competitions, including “Nagoya International Music Competition” and “Prix d’amadeo Jeunesse”. As a soloist, she made a debut with Krakower chamber philharmonic orchestra.

Asa's teachers from her early period are Hideo Sugiura, Klaus Schuster, and Valeria Szervánsky. She studied with Izumi Komoriya at “Toho-gakuen school of music” in Tokyo. In 2002, she moved to Germany to study with Pavel Gililov at “Hochschule für Musik Cologne”, where she graduated in 2008. She also had musical impulses from Ferenc Rados, Frans Helmerson, Ralf Manno, Anthony Spiri, and Harald Schoneweg through masterclasses and chambermusic lessons.

Asa appears either as a soloist and a chambermusician. During her studies, she regularly performed at “Eurasia Culture Society”, “Villa Musica”, ”Live Music Now” and she played with Christian Altenburger, Patrick Demenga, and Klaus Thunemann. She was also invited to play with the solo string players of NHK Symphony Orchestra. And besides, she worked together with the Japanese well known composer, Tokuhide Niimi. Asa performed as a guest in festivals like “Ogaki Music Festival’ in Japan, “Amadeo Festival” in Holland, and “Klavier Festival Ruhr” in Germany. Some of her performances have been recorded from SWR and WDR.

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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