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Megumi Nagae - violin with Belinda Jones - piano

Wed Nov 14th 2012, 1:10–2:10 pm ◀ This event has finished
St. Sepulchre, the Musicians Church, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2DQ


Dvořák:- Sonatina for violin and piano in G major Op.100:-

1st mov.: Allegro risoluto
2nd mov.: Larghetto
3rd mov.: Scherzo. Molto vivace
4th mov: Finale. Allegro molto

Ysaÿe:-    Poème élégiaque Op.12 

Rosenblatt-Brener:-   Paganini Jazz Variation 

(adapted from A. Rosenblatt composition for two pianos

arranged for violin and piano by Uri Brener)

Artist info:-

Megumi Nagae

A native of Japan, Megumi Nagae studied under Prof. Itzhak Rashkovsky at the Royal College of Music as a Sir Peter and Lady Walters Award Scholar and obtained a Masters degree. Her love for chamber music led her to take part in concerts in Wigmore Hall, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the composer Simon Bainbridge’s 50th Birthday Concert at St. John’s Smith Square.

In 2011, she won the concerto competition at the Springboard Festival, Brighton, and was first in the string section at the Croydon Music Festival, performing Walton’s violin concerto in both. Her performances also include solo violin playing in the Houses of Parliament, St Martin in the Field, the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex August Music Festival and Alisto Hall in Tokyo. She also participated in a joint charity concert for the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Appeal at St. John’s Smith Square.

Megumi has been working with the composer David Hackbridge Johnson and is due to premier his third violin sonata in London. She will also record some of Johnson’s compositions.

She is a musician in residence at the chapel of the Royal Marsden Hospital, Chelsea, and regularly gives charity concerts in London for people in Turkana, Kenya.

Earlier this year, she performed Bruch’s first violin concerto with the Brighton Youth Orchestra. Her future engagements include concerts in St.James Piccadily and Bristol Cathedral

Megumi is very grateful for the generous support of Sir Peter and Lady Walters, the Philharmonia Orchestra Martin Musical scholarship fund and also to Mrs Yoshida for the use of a beautiful Carlo Antonio Testore violin (1740).


Belinda Jones

Born in London, Belinda Jones began playing the piano at the age of 5 and went on, a couple of years later, to study at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester with various eminent professors including Ryzard Bakst, Ronan O Hora and Murray McClachlan. Whilst at Chetham’s, she performed across the UK and abroad in both recitals and concerto performances, with appearances at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Fairfield Halls, and the Purcell Room. These concerts were the results of various prizes including the Thomas Beecham award for performance and the Jacqueline du Pres prize which she won for her rendition of Chopin’s second piano concerto at the Bridgewater Hall.

After obtaining a first class degree in English and Music with special Dean’s Commendation at the University of Exeter, Belinda went onto the Royal Academy of Music to study piano at postgraduate level, supported by the Lawrence Atwell trust and the Musician’s Benevolent fund. Here, she gained particular interest in accompaniment and chamber music and won the English Song Accompanist, Brahms Duo and Scott Huxley prizes which has complemented appearances at the Wigmore Hall and St James, Piccadilly and the Oxford Lieder Festival. She is currently studying at the Royal College of Music with Simon Lepper and Roger Vignoles for which she has won full scholarship and is generously supported by the Claud and Margaret Craddy Award and an AHRC award. Alongside prizes in the College’s Lies Askonas and Schumann competitions she has also recently won the MBF Accompanist prize at the Maggie Teyte competition and has been selected as an RCM Rising Star for 2011.

Venue: St. Sepulchre, the Musicians Church

St. Sepulchre, The Musicans Church

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St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, also known as the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Holborn), is an Anglican church in the City of London. It is located on Holborn Viaduct, almost opposite the Old Bailey. In medieval times it stood just outside ("without") the now-demolished old city wall, near the Newgate. It has been a living of St John's College, Oxford, since 1622.

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