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Megumi Nagae - violin with So Yeong Kim - piano

Tue Dec 11th 2012, 1:15–2:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
Bristol Cathedral, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TJ


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


SCHNITTKE:- Silent Night

ROSENBLATT-BRENER:- Paganini Jazz Variation

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 Piccadilly 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).


SO YEONG KIM (piano) was born in Korea in 1988 where she started learning the piano and the violin. In 1996 she performed the first movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto K459 with the Korean Symphony Orchestra and this was followed by a performance of Mozart’s Concerto K467 in 1997. In 1998 she won 3rd prize in Korea’s Junior Chopin Competition.

She joined the Purcell School in 2000 where she became a pupil of Roshan Magub. So-Yeong took part in the opera “Paris, à nous deux” by Jean Françaix as a solo pianist and singer at the Hampstead and Highgate Festival. In September 2002 So-Yeong was selected to give a short recital at St. John’s Smith Square as part of the Purcell School’s annual Pianists Concert and in 2003 she gave a performance of Bach’s D minor Keyboard Concerto at Norden Farm Arts Centre in Maidenhead.

So Yeong performed Haydn’s Piano Concerto in D major at St. Martin-in-the-Fields with the London Soloists Chamber Orchestra conducted by David Josefowitz and she has also played as a soloist and in a chamber ensemble at Wigmore Hall.

In November 2006 So-Yeong reached the finals of the Purcell School 2006 Senior Concerto Competition and tonight’s performance of the Mendelssohn G minor Concerto his her award for this success.

Since then, she has performed in other major London concert venues such as St.John's Smith Square and Wigmore Hall. Most recently, she has been part of Variable Geometry concert series at Royal College of Music and French Music Festival where she played Dusapin etude No.3 to the composer himself. She also took part in Rising Stars Concert series at Cadogan Hall and lunch concert series in Cambridge, St.Claire Chapel. She is currently studying with Andrew Ball at Royal College of Music and is a recipient of a St Marylebone Educational Foundation grant.

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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