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Kanako Wakatsuki - piano recital

Wed Feb 22nd 2012, 1:10–2:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
St James's Church Piccadilly, 197 Piccadilly London W1J 9LL


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Kanako Wakatsuki

As a soloist, chamber musician, and a dedicated teacher, Kanako Wakatsuki is actively performing and teaching both in Japan and UK. Her repertoire covers a wide range and her recent recitals include magnificent programmes such as Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky, Kerisleriana by Schumann, and the Goldberg Variations by J.S. Bach. She was a successful participant in the International J.S. Bach Competition in Leipzig in 2006, and continues to take part in music festivals, public and private concerts.

Having studied at Toho Gakuen School of Music, Tokyo, and the Royal College of Music, London, her musical achievement was led by Masako Matsuda, Nobuyoshi Kato, the late Yonty Solomon, and Andrew Ball. She has also participated in masterclasses with renowned pianists such as John Lill, Sergey Dorensky, and Karl-Heinz Kammerling, and has studied chamber music with Koichiro Harada (violin), Julian Jacobson (piano), Ruth Nye (piano), Itzak Rashkovsky (violin), Richard Deakin (violin) and Louise Hopkins (cello).

In recent years Kanako has kept busy as a teacher, and she currently she holds the position of visiting piano teacher at Connaught House School, London. She also regularly accompanies young talented musicians in exams, auditions, and concerts and enjoys sharing her passion for music with them.

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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