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Masayuki Tayama (piano recital)

Tue Aug 17th 2010, 5:15–6:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR


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Masayuki Tayama

Masayuki Tayama lives in London and performs extensively in Europe, but returns regularly to Japan for recital and concerto appearances. His recital at Toppan Hall in Tokyo in 2005 was broadcast on Nikkei national Radio in Japan, and his performances of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Osaka Symphonika at The Symphony Hall in Osaka, twice on the same day in July 2006 were hailed as “re-inventing the image of Rachmaninov”.

He made his USA debut in 2006 at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, where the recital was broadcast live on the Internet.

His growing reputation as an exciting pianist has led to invitations by many major Festivals and Music Clubs, and he has already appeared at the Chetham’s Summer School and Festival, the Hitchin Festival, the Chelsea Schubertiad Festival in London, the Manolis Kalomiris Festival in Greece, and makes a regular return to the Music Festival of the Nations, giving two annual solo recitals in Rome.

His first London concert appearance was in 2002 at the South Bank’s Purcell Room, and in 2003 he gave his concerto debut at the Fairfield Halls, both of which were met with critical acclaim. Most recently he made his first Cadogan Hall concerto appearance, and gave his debut recital to a sell-out audience at the Wigmore Hall.

His recent performances with orchestras include Rachmaninov Piano Concertos Nos. 2, 3, 4 and the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, and the two Piano Concertos by Brahms, collaborating with conductors including Stephen Bell, Adrian Brown, Darrell Davison, John Gibbons, Levon Parikian and Vladimir Válek.

His engagements this year have included a welcome return to the Wigmore Hall in May 2010.

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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