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Mansoon Bow (violin) with Sam Liu (piano)

Tue May 17th 2011, 12:15–1:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
Bristol Cathedral, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TJ


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Mansoon Bow

Mansoon Bow is frequently in demand as both soloist and chamber musician in many major cities in Japan, as well as in the UK where she is currently based.

Mansoon was born in Japan of Korean origin. She began studying the violin at the age of three. She proceeded to the Royal Academy of Music in London where she worked first with Richard Deakin and then with Mayumi Fujikawa for Bachelors and Masters Degree, in which she is a recipient of full scholarship, namely the Derek Butler Scholarship, the Bratton Scholarship and Leverhulme Scholarship. Later she proceeded her further study at Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.

Mansoon has been awarded prestigious prizes in the Osaka International competition, Classic competition, Soloist competition and David Martin/Florence concerto Prize at the Royal Academy of Music where she was also a recipient of the Poulett Scholarship and the Bloch Award. In 2008, Mansoon won the First Prize and the Audience Prize in The Cavatina Music Competition and most recently, she has been chosen to receive the Byram Jeejeebhoy Prize as well as the Silver Medal Prize which is awarded to students who have made the most outstanding contribution to the work and to performance activities.

Her recent concerts in the UK include a recital to open the Cheltenham Music Festival, recitals at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, St. James Piccadilly, St. Barnabas, Regent Hall, the University of East London Knowledge Dock, Southwark Cathedral, Mandeville Place and Foundling Museum in London, as well as chamber music concerts in England and Scotland.

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Sam Liu

Sam Liu grew up in Vancouver, Canada, where he studied piano with Grace Schmuecker and Dietmar Schmuecker before moving to London to study with Douglas Finch.

He has won various awards, including first prize in the “Il Circolo” competition at the Italian Cultural Centre, and second prize at the Michael E. Corby transcription competition. He has also given recitals throughout the UK and Canada, including a “Chamber at Chappell” recital at Yamaha’s flagship store on Bond Street, and the “Ronald Stevenson at 80” event at St. John’s Smith Square, at which he played a solo recital and a performance of Ronald Stevenson’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in the presence of the composer.

Sam has performed in many masterclasses given by world renowned artists such as Dina Parakhina, William Fong, Angela Hewitt, Leslie Howard, Joseph Banowetz, Anton Kuerti, and Murray McLachlan. He has also collaborated with well known artists including Bettina Jonic and Leslie Howard.

Sam is also an enthusiastic conductor. He has given several performances with an orchestra of his own back in Canada, and recently conducted Mozart’s opera “La Finta Giardiniera” in the production by Michael Corby and Jose Gandia, which was performed at venues such as the Reform Club London and Greenwich Playhouse in 2010.

Venue: Bristol Cathedral

Bristol Cathedral (photo: Adrian Pingstone)

Bristol Cathedral is situated in the middle of the city at the bottom of Park Street. It was founded in 1140, but was built gradually over a period of 700 years. The Cathedral hosts numerous events and concerts throughout the year. Many of these are open to the public, and some are free, including the regular lunchtime concerts on Tuesdays.

Visit the Bristol Cathedral website.


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