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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

Japan Representative:
Kazue Yanagida

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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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Kazue Yanagida (violin) with Julia Hsu (piano)

Wed May 25th 2011, 12:15–1:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR

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Kazue Yanagida

Kazue Yanagida is a Japanese violinist. She began her studies with Noriko Miki at the age of five and soon went on to take part in masterclasses by Dr Shin-ichi Suzuki (the founder of the Suzuki Method) and William Primrose who praised her talent and to study with a prominent violinist Toshiya Eto of the Toho Gakuen College of Music.

She came to England in 1988 to study at the Royal Academy of Music where she graduated with First Class Distinction for the violin performance having won two first prizes of violin competitions at the RAM, Alfred J Waley Violin Prize and Winifred Small Solo Violin Prize. During her time at the RAM she was under the guidance of Howard Davis and Zakher Bron and the Amadeus Quartet for chamber music. She has participated in many masterclasses including by Ruggiero Ricci, Ida Haendel and Anne-Sophie Mutter and was also a prizewinner of the Anglo-Czechoslovak Music Trust. She was given the honour of a loan of a prestigious Grancino violin from the RAM.

Having studied further for four years with Yfrah Neaman at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she gained a Diploma of Advanced Instrumental Studies, she has given many concerts in the UK and abroad and made several concerto appearances. She has played as sub-principal in the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and worked with Sir Colin Davis, Tadaaki Otaka, Mark Wigglesworth, Alfred Brendel, Stephen Kovacevich and Freddy Kempf at venues such as the Barbican Hall and the Queen Elizabeth Hall. She has also lead the Cosmos Ensemble that gave a world premiere performance of Dai Fujikura’s “Shadow’s Light”.

Her last concert in October 2010 at St Dunstan in-the-West was broadcast by TV Shizuoka in Japan.

Julia Hsu

Originally from Taiwan, Julia Hsu studied with Patsy Toh and Pascal Nemirovski at the Royal Academy of Music, completed her Bachelor's and Master's degrees with distinction. During her time there, Julia was awarded the Belmont & Lowe Award, Winifred Christie Award, Stroma Sutherland Award, Lilian Davies Prize for the best performance of a Beethoven Piano Sonata, and a DipRAM for an outstanding Final Recital. In 2006, she was accepted as an Erasmus exchange student at the Sibelius Academy in Finland, where she benefited greatly from the guidance of Matti Raekallio. After obtaining the highest performance degree 'Soloklasse' with Professor Raekallio at the Hannover Hochschule für Musik und Theatre, in 2010, Julia is currently completing her second Master's Degree in Piano Accompaniment with Michael Dussek and Ian Fountain at the Royal Academy of Music, under a full scholarship from the Edna Seabright Award.

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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