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Samuel Kopelman (violin) with Hiroko Yamamoto (piano)

Wed Jul 20th 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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Samuel Kopelman

Samuel Kopelman was born in London of Russian parents. He began his study of the violin at four, encouraged by his father Mikhail Kopelman, leader of the Borodin Quartet for over twenty years. He attended the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music for three years before being awarded a music scholarship to Eton College. There he lead the Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra and String Quartet, the latter performing for Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip, as well as being invited by Lady Walton to perform on the Island of Ischia, Italy. In his final year at Eton he performed Chausson's Poeme with the Symphony Orchestra. He is currently in his second year at UCL, studying Russian and Management.'

Hiroko Yamamoto

Hiroko Yamamoto first came to England in 1995 when she restarted her piano studies with the late Geraldine Mason Harrison.

Hiroko graduated from Trinity Colege of Music and studied piano with 2 Russian pianists — Alexander Ardakov and Nina Sereda — and later also studied classical singing with Elizabeth Haws, John Wakefield and Penny Clark.

She won 4th prize at the Beethoven Piano Competition in Shiga prefecture in Japan awarded by NHK. She was also awarded the Anthony Lindsay Piano Prize by Trinity College of Music.

While at college, she toured with a college violinist friend around Portugal and performed at several places and also toured with 3 classical singers around the Black Sea with a Swan Hellenic Cruise company and gave several concerts.

She has been performing with her violinist at various churches in London and recently they performed at their first concert in Japan, which was well received.

Hiroko is grateful to perform with her piano teacher Mrs Nina Sereda's son Samuel today and also to have enormous help and inspiration from Mrs Sereda.

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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