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Mansoon Bow (violin) with Sam Liu (piano)

Wed Mar 7th 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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Mansoon Bow

Mansoon Bow is frequently in demand as both soloist and chamber musician in many major cities in Japan, as well as in the UK where she is currently based. Mansoon was born in Japan of Korean origin. She began studying the violin at the age of three. She proceeded to the Royal Academy of Music in London where she worked first with Richard Deakin and then with Mayumi Fujikawa for Bachelors and Masters Degrees. She was recipient of a full scholarship, with the Derek Butler Scholarship, the Bratton Scholarship and Leverhulme Scholarship. Later she proceeded to further study on a Research Programme at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, to study the late works of Robert Schumann.

Mansoon has been awarded prestigious prizes in the Osaka International competition, Classic competition, Soloist competition and the David Martin/Florence Hooton concerto Prize at the Royal Academy of Music where she was also a recipient of the Poulett Scholarship and the Bloch Award. In 2008, Mansoon won the First Prize and the Audience Prize in The Cavatina Music Competition, and most recently she has been chosen to receive the Byram Jeejeebhoy Prize as well as the Silver Medal Prize which is awarded to students who make the most outstanding contribution through the work and performance activities.

Her latest concerts include the complete Schumann Violin Sonatas recital in Osaka, Japan, as well as recitals at Cheltenham Music Festival in the UK, Bristol Cathedral, and in London at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, St. James's Piccadilly, St. Barnabas, Reform Club, Regent Hall, the University of East London Knowledge Dock, Southwark Cathedral, Mandeville Place and Foundling Museum, as well as chamber music concerts in England and Scotland. For more information, visit

Sam Liu

Sam Liu lived with his family in Vancouver, Canada and began his piano study with Dietmar Schmuecker before moving to London to study with Douglas Finch, Philip Fowke, and Patsy Toh.

Sam has won various awards such as the first prize of "Il Circolo" Competition at the Italian Cultural Centre, and has given recitals throughout the UK and Canada including twice for Yamaha Artist Service Europe and "Ronald Stevenson at 80" event at St. John's Smith Square, which he played a solo recital and a performance of Ronald Stevenson's Piano Concerto No.1 in the presence of the composer.

Sam has performed in many masterclasses given by artists such as Dina Parakhina, Angela Hewitt, Leslie Howard, Joseph Banowetz, Anton Kuerti, and Murray McLachlan. He frequently performs with his duo partner Mansoon Bow for various projects, include the complete Schumann Violin Sonata at Phoenix Hall, Osaka. As a conductor, Sam has given several performances with an orchestra of his own back in Canada. He conducted a production "La Finta Giardiniera" by Mozart with the opera company 'Opera at Home', which gave many performances at venues such as the Reform Club London and Greenwich Playhouse in 2010.

Sam is now the Musician-in-residence at Sevenoaks School.

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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