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Moana Trio

Mon Aug 22nd 2011, 12:10–1:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
St James's Church Piccadilly, 197 Piccadilly London W1J 9LL


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Moana Trio: Ryoko Harada (violin), Tania Park (piano), Lidia Teruel Sánchez (cello)

Moana Trio was formed when Lidia Teruel Sanchez finally joined Ryoko Harada and Tania Park in January 2011 after a long anticipation of finding the “right” people for each other. All three from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the culturally diverse trio share a passion for collaborative music making through a strong teamwork. The word ‘Moana’ means ‘ocean’ in Maori.

Tania Park was born in Korea, growing up in New Zealand where she completed her Master of Music degree in Collaborative Piano with first class honours. She arrived in London after being invited to study in Guildhall School of Music and Drama by Martin Roscoe during his tour in New Zealand as part of an International Pianist Series. Now she is in her final year of Guildhall Artist Master of Performance programme, specialising in piano accompaniment under the tutelage of Martin Roscoe and Laura Roberts. She has enjoyed taking part in the masterclasses and concerts directed by Graham Johnson, Eugene Asti, Lada Valesova and Gordon Back while in London. Tania is currently the recipient of Iris Galley Award, and has been of Arts Waikato Scholarship, Lili Kraus Solo Piano Award, University Blues Award and Performance Award in the Lilburn Trust Student Composition Awards in New Zealand. Her particular passion for chamber music saw her win the Sir Edmund Hillary Chamber Music Competition in 2005 and 2006, as well as being a finalist in the Pettman-ROSL Chamber Music Scholarship Competition for two consecutive years since its establishment in 2006. She has helped with coaching junior chamber ensembles at the university and has been employed as a staff accompanist at the university since 2007 whilst completing her studies in New Zealand, playing for singers and instrumentalist for various competitions including the University Aria competition, Concerto competition, and the National Woodwinds competition. She has also made frequent appearance in the local concert platforms during her studies in New Zealand, which includes playing the harpsichord in the sell-out baroque ensemble "Baroque Banquet" in 2009 at the annual Hamilton Gardens Festival, NZ.

Ryoko Harada was born in Tokyo and started her musical studies with the piano at the age of three and violin at the age of four under the teachings of Kaoru Yamada and Kyoko Suzuki. She attended the Toho Gakuen Junior Academy and the Toho Music High School for six years before entering the Toho Gakuen School of Music in 2003, where she studied with Professor Tomoko Kato. She has also participated in masterclasses with Masao Kawasaki, Werner Hink, Daniel Gaede, Paul Roczek, Miwako Watanabe, Sadao Harada and Tokyo String Qurtet at summer festivals worldwide. Ryoko has been awarded with many prizes such as the gold prize of the International Music and Art Festival in Asia in 2005 at the Blue Rose Hall, the 4th prize at the Japan Classical Music Society Competition in 2006 and the first prize of the AJAA Music Society Violin Competition in 2007. She held a solo recital at the Wien-Hall in Tokyo in 2008. She is also a keen chamber and an orchestra musician, having performed as the Amico Quartet at the 4th Project Q promoted by TV Man Union at the Kioi Hall. She is a member of the renowned Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-Juku Orchestra and the Saito Kinen Chamber Music Study Group for Young People since 2006. Ryoko is a recipient of a scholarship from Rohm Music Foundation in Japan since 2008, and the Elizabeth Willmore Scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music, where she studied with Professor Tomotada Soh. She is currently in her second year of the Masters in Performance at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and is learning with Professor Detlef Hahn and will be a member of Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra in Japan from this September.

Lidia Teruel Sánchez started playing the cello at the age of eight. She was studying 1-8 grades at the “Andrés Seogovia” School of Music, finishing with the highest mark. Then she moved to Córdoba (Spain) where she studied her BMus (Hons) in performance both cello and chamber music finishing each course with Distinction. Lidia has taken part in masterclasses by such renowned cellists as Asier Polo, María Casado, Ángel Luis Quintana, Urmas Tammik, Álvaro Fernández, Dimas Moreno, Gretchen Talbot, Israel Martínez, Álvaro Campos and Pierre Doumenge. As a result of her passion for chamber music Lidia works intensively with several agrupations and benefits from having regular lessons with members of the Belcea Quartet and many other international acclaimed musicians like David Dolan, Jacqueline Ross. Also, she has an extensive perfoming career as orchestra player, performing around Europe such as Italy, Scottland, France, Spain… and being conducted for the most prestigious orchestra conductors in Europe as Sir Colin Davis, James Gaffigan, Michael Thomas, Enrique Mazzola, Jose Luis Temes, Pedro Haffter…and so on. Recently, she has been awarded a place in the Pacific Music Festival where she will have the opportunity to play in the main halls in Tokyo, Osaka and Sapporo during this July; and as well in the Young Artists Festival in Bayreuth (Germany) where she will have the privilege to perform in the main halls in Bayreuth, Glashütten and Berlin during August.Currently, Lidia continues her career as a student completing her Masters Degree in orchestral training at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under the direction of Pierre Doumenge.

Venue: St James's Church Piccadilly

St James Piccadilly (photo: Steve Cadman)

The church interior (photo: Steve Cadman)

St James's is an Anglican church which was designed and built by Sir Christopher Wren in the 17th century. William Blake was baptised here in 1757. The church holds regular concerts of both classical and contemporary music.

The church is situated between Piccadilly and Jermyn Street about 200 yards from Piccadilly Circus. The closest tube stations are Piccadilly Circus and Green Park.

For more information, visit the St James's Church website.


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