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Tsze Yenn Yong (violin) with Kayoko Sugimura (piano)

Wed Jan 18th 2012, 1:15–2:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR


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Tsze Yenn Yong

Tsze Yenn Yong from Malaysia, started playing the violin at the age of 6. At the age of the 13 she was awarded a scholarship to study at Chetham’s School of Music. She studied there for six years under Professor Wen Zhou Li and took part in orchestral, chamber music and solo performances. She was part of the Chen Quartet which was invited to play at the Haydn and Mendelssohn Festivals at the Royal Northern College of Music and the Rye Music Festival. They also won the Dewhurst Torevell Award in 2003. In 2004 she was also the section leader of Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra under Mark Elder at the Bridgewater Hall and leader of Chetham’s Chamber Orchestra. Tsze Yenn has just completed her Masters Degree at the Royal Academy of Music under Professor Tomotada Soh. There she has had the privilege of performing in the orchestra conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier, Colin Davis, Mark Elder and Edward Gardner.

Kayoko Sugimura

Kayoko Sugimura was born in Yamaguchi, Japan and began learning the piano at the age of 3. She graduated from Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo where she specialized in ensemble piano performance from the third year. Here she played with many instrumentalists and singers, finding a particular affinity with the string repertoire. Performance highlights included playing the piano part in Hindemith’s viola sonata op.11–4 in her final exam of the ensemble course, for which she gained the highest marks. Kayoko has also played in larger ensembles, including quintets, quartets and trios. She won first prize at the TYS Yamaguchi Piano competition in January 2010, and got a special prize at the same time. She also had the chance to join a master class and give a solo concert.

Kayoko was recently awarded first prize in the Royal Academy of Music’s “Wilfrid Parry Prize” for the best performance of a Brahms Duo Sonata in 2010. She performed a lunchtime concert in Windsor Parish Church and St. George’s Parish Church in Beckenham with a flautist and violinist. She also performed in a charity concert to raise money for the Red Cross for Japanese earthquake victims.

Kayoko is currently specializing in piano accompaniment as a first-year MA student at the Royal Academy of Music, studying with Michael Dussek.

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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