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Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex

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AJSW Presents The AJSW String Quartet

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Tue Nov 14th 2017, 1:05–2:00 pm
Cheltenham Town Hall and Pittville Pump Room, Imperial Square, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1QA

Programme:-

 1) ‘Dances of St Gregory’ – composer / arranger Jeff Manookian (b 1953 - )
1. Adagio misterioso – 2. Energico – 3. Largo rubato -  4. Andante Appassionato – 5. Allegretto Vivace

2) F. Mendelsshon String Quartet No 2 in A Major Op 13:-
1. Adagio Allegro Vivace   2.Adagio non lento 3. Intermezzo Allegretto con motto – Allegro di molto

4. Presto – Adagio non lento

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AJSW String Quartet

The AJSW String Quartet originated as a progression from the AJSW’s Chamber Music Ensemble that made its debut at St George’s, Bristol in 2011. The quartet made its debut last year (2016) at the same venue. Always with first class solo and ensemble musicians from small group to orchestral experience, the musicians playing for it to-day are led by Chieko Arai (violin) for the first time, a Yokohama born (1993) Japanese violinist with wide experience including the Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. She has established herself as a versatile and dedicated performer, giving recitals both in British and Japanese venues including Salvia Hall (Yokohama,2015) and St James’Piccadilly (London, 2016).  She has also taken a keen interest in collaborating with harpists, performing such rare but delightful French repertoire as Ibert’s Trio for Harp, Violin and Cello, and Saint Saens’Fantasie for Harp and Violin. Currently continuing with a Master’s degree under the tutelage of Maureen Smith at the Royal Academy of Music, Chieko is grateful for the support of the Joseph Bloch Award. Ayako Yamazaki (violin) first played for the society nearly 20 years ago having settle in London from her native Japan. A musician with vast experience in solo, ensemble and orchestral playing and representing her country recently in a Japanese Orchestra to create cultural links in Saudi Arabia, as a freelance musician, Ayako has worked with many eminent conductors including Sir Colin Davis, Yan-Pascal Tortelier, Lutz Koeler and Vladimir Ashkenazi at venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, St. John's Smith Square and St. James Piccadilly Church, London. Katya Lazareva (viola) is an acclaimed violist specialising in solo and chamber repertoire. She has played several times for our chamber music ensemble. Born in 1985 in Belarus where her musical training started in the Republican Musical College at the Belarus State Academy of Music, she is a recent graduate of the Royal College of Music’s Artist Diploma course in Performance, led by the Professor of violin and viola, Yuri Zhislin. Since moving to London in 2009 she has performed at a number of solo and chamber recital venues including at Wigmore Hall, King’s Place. She is a member of various London orchestras, such as “London Chamber Players”, “I Maestri”, ”Arcadia Mundi’’, “Firebird” and “Russian Virtuosi of Europe”, performing at such places as Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall, St. John’s Smith Square. She has frequently played as a soloist with the State Chamber Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus. Katya plays a viola made by luthier Luis Claudio Manfio in 2012. Marta Tobar (cello) is a professional musician based in London having been born in Spain.. Classically trained at the Royal Northern College of Music. Marta received support from the Spanish government through that allowed her to pursue her career. Marta has appeared on BBC´s The Culture Show and BBC Radio 3 In Tune. She has also performed live for BBC Merseyside and BFBS with the band The Wishing Well, as part of a 5 month tour through the UK and Europe. Marta is a regular member of the AJSW Chamber Music Ensemble and now its string quartet.

Venue: Cheltenham Town Hall and Pittville Pump Room

Cheltenham Town Hall

Cheltenham Town Hall is an early-20th century assembly rooms in Cheltenham, England. Unlike most town halls, it is a public venue and not the seat of the borough council, which is housed in the nearby municipal offices.

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