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Introducing Jun Ishimura (Piano Recital)

Tue Oct 11th 2011, 12:15–1:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
Bristol Cathedral, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TJ


Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit:-
  1. Ondine
  2. Le gibet
  3. Scarbo

Schumann: Piano Sonata in F sharp minor, Op. 11:-
1. Introduzione: Un poco adagio - Allegro vivace
2. Aria
3. Scherzo
4. Finale: Allegro un poco maestoso

Artist info

Jun Ishimura

Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1988, Jun Ishimura is currently studying at the Royal College of Music with Dina Parakhina, and is supported by a full scholarship from the Associated Board of Music.

Jun started piano at the age of four and had already played Mozart’s piano concerto with an orchestra by the age of eight. When she was ten, she played Beethoven in a nationwide TV programme.

Jun has performed in major Japanese venues including the 1998 International Music Day Festival in Tokyo and a UNICEF benefit concert in 2001. She has also performed in many European music festivals such as theFestival D'Auvers-Sur-Oise, Cergy-Pontoise in France and the Encuentro de Musica de Santander in Spain.

Since her first recital in 2004, she has given many solo recitals in many different places such as in Tokyo and Yokohama in Japan as well as in Russia, St. John’s Smith Square, and Cadogan Hall in London.

She has also performed with many orchestras, for example, with the Krakow State Philharmonic conducted by Maestro Roland Bader in 2003 in Yokohama, and with the Yaroslavl philharmonic orchestra conducted by Maestro Murad Annamamedov in 2006 in Russia. Her concerts in 2011 include a solo recital in Germany and concert with orchestra in Israel.

Jun has won numerous prizes in national and international competitions. These include the 1st Prize in Category F (below 19 years), the special jury prize at the National Finals of the 26th Piano Competition by PTNA (2002), the 2nd Prize in the D category (below 26 years) at the 5th International Karamanov Piano Competition in Ukraine (2005), the 1st Prize, the special prize and the Audience No. 1 Selection Prize at the 2nd International Piano Competition in commemoration of the Art Center of Tokyo (2007), and, in 2008, the 1st Prize at the Ricci Foundation Awards 2008 in London and the 3rd Prize, Special Prize and Medal for the Youngest Finalist at the 54th Maria Canals Barcelona International Musical Execution Competition in Spain. She recently won the 2nd Prize (as the youngest finalist) at the 2nd Takamatsu International Piano Competition in March 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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