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Thursday 4 October, 2018  7:30 pm

St Mary's Church, Church Road, Barnes, SW13 9HL

 

Chiyan Wong    piano

 

 

 


 

Programme

 

Bach    Capriccio in B flat, BWV.992

Beethoven    Sonata in F sharp, Op.78

Schumann    Theme & Variations in E flat, WoO.24

Busoni    Sonatina No.2

Thomas Ades    Blanca Variations

Liszt    Apres une lecture de Dante - Fantasia quasi sonata from Annees de pelerinage

 


 
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"Beyond the dazzling technical polish he brings to these fiendishly challenging pieces, most striking is Wong's sincerity of purpose." Gramophone Magazine, 2017

 

"Jaw-dropping and spine-tingling pianistic mayhem ... This is how legends are made." The Straits Times, 2017

 

 

Young UK-based pianist Chiyan Wong has been astonishing audiences with the sincerity and authority of his playing. He is a broad and thoughtful musician with a special interest in the music of Franz Liszt and Ferruccio Busoni. Wong was recently awarded a prestigious prize as one of most promising young artists to appear at the International Mozarteum Summer Academy and subsequently performed at the Salzburg Festival in Summer 2017.

 

Wong released his critically-acclaimed debut on LINN Records in Spring 2017 which featured Franz Liszt's operatic transcriptions completed and edited by Wong himself: 'I have run out of superlatives here as this really is a superb recording' (Musicweb International). In 2016, the young pianist made successful debuts with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2) and with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in a Liszt/Beethoven programme, where he was immediately re-invited for the following season. In Summer 2017 he returned to the Singapore International Piano Festival and also performed at Stoller Hall as a featured artist in the International Piano Summer School at Chetham's School of Music, Manchester.

 

Other recent debuts include the Hong Kong Arts Festival, the Wigmore Hall (all-Liszt recital), the International Music Festival in Dinard, France at the invitation of Kun-Woo Paik, the 19th Singapore International Piano Festival, and in Sacile, Italy. Chiyan was invited to return to Hong Kong for a Liszt live broadcast recital (part of the city's celebration of the composer's bicentenary) sponsored by the Radio Television Hong Kong Corporation.

 

Wong has enjoyed working with conductors such as Edward Gardner and Okko Kamu and other European performances have included concerts for the Liszt Society, an extensive recital tour in Germany, and the Bad Bocklet Spring Music Festival. Upcoming performances include recitals in the United Kingdom, Europe and a return visit to the Hong Kong Philharmonic (Liszt: Fantasia on Hungarian Folk Melodies).

 

Alongside his recent triumph in Salzburg, Chiyan was the sole recipient of the Bernard van Zuiden Music Fund of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (2007) and won First Prize at the Jaques Samuel Pianos Intercollegiate Piano Competition (2011). In addition, he has been awarded prizes by the Hattori Foundation in London, the International Piano Competition in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz in Ukraine and the Premio Liszt in Parma. He is a recipient of the Postgraduate Performance Award by the Musicians Benevolent Fund and the ABRSM Macklin Bursary.

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"Chiyan Wong is an exciting, original and thoughtful pianist. Nothing sounds 'bought in'; everything sounds freshly but not self-consciously conceived." Stephen Hough

 

 


 

 

Thursday 22 November, 2018  7:30 pm

 

Velherad, 39 Lonsdale Road, Barnes, SW13 9JP

 

Clara Schumann: An Inspirational Life in Words and Music

 

 

 

 

Reiko Fujisawa    piano

 

and Anton Lesser narrator tbc

 

 

Programme

 

Brahms    Intermezzo, Op19 No.2

 

Clara Schumann    Scherzo, Op.10; Romance Op.21 No.2

 

Beethoven    Adagio cantabile from Sonata in C minor, Op.18 (Pathetique)

 

Chopin    Impromptus: No.1 in A flat, Op.29 & No.2 in F sharp minor, Op.36

 

R. Schumann    Fruhlingsnacht transc. Liszt

 

R. Schumann    Carnaval de Vienne, Op.26

 

R. Schumann    Widmung transc. Liszt

 

 

 

Combining the music of Clara and Robert Schumann together with other works that were some of Clara's favourites, Reiko explores the life and work of this extraordinary woman - as child prodigy; as lover and wife to the flawed genius Robert; her later attachment to Brahms; and the resurgence of her career as a formidable concert pianist and tour de force of the musical world.

 


 
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Reiko Fujisawa took up the piano at the age of three. It was an unusual direction for the traditional family milieu in which she grew up in the most southerly of Japan's four main islands: her parents played traditional Japanese instruments but were keen for Reiko to expand her musical horizons.

Reiko went on to study at the Musashino University of Music in Tokyo but was eager to further her knowledge abroad. She spent time in San Francisco and then chose to travel to the UK. There she trained at Trinity College and with Martino Tirimo, Benjamin Kaplan and Yonty Solomon. She has been in London ever since.

Reiko has gone on to establish herself as an exciting and formidable virtuoso performer on the concert platform. She made her debut at the Southbank Centre in 1999, at the Wigmore Hall in 2003 and performed with the Soloists of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in the inaugural season at Cadogan Hall in London in 2006. She has appeared at prestigious venues all over the UK and overseas, her UK festival performances include Brighton, Belfast and Warwick & Leamington.

So what actually happens when Reiko sits at a keyboard and performs? The dominant flavour Reiko looks for in her recitals is personal warmth. Her constant goal is to present to the audience a dialogue between pianist and composer. What audiences experience, both in the studio and on stage, is a musician with a European sensibility who is still in touch with her musical roots in Japan. Her recitals have often engaged with works by contemporary Japanese composers. Reiko was a featured artist at the Japan 2001 festival with the specially formed Ensemble Tōzai, which combines western and classical Japanese musicians. Their performances have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Channel 4.

But her ensemble work doesn't stop there. She also plays with the Wind Principals of the London Orchestras and with members of the Allegri Quartet. The culmination of Reiko's solo career so far is an acclaimed CD, released on Quartz.

 

'Beautifully poised' The Guardian

'Boundless energy and lightness of touch ... irresistible' theartsdesk.com

'Elegant' The Times

'Impressive ... charismatic' BBC Music Magazine

 

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Thursday 17 January, 2019  7:30 pm

  OSO Arts Centre, 49 Station Road, Barnes, SW13 0LF

 

Isbilia Quartet

 

 

 


 

Programme

 

Beethoven    String Quartet in B flat, Op.18 No.6

Brahms    String Quartet in A minor, Op.51 No.2

Shostakovich    String Quartet No.8 in C minor, Op.110

 


 
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Proud winners of the 'CAVATINA Intercollegiate Chamber Music Competition 2016', the 'John Thompson String Ensemble Prize' and the 'John Barbirolli String Quartet Competition 2016', they are enjoying a busy 2017/2018 season performing around the UK and Spain. They gave their St. Martin-in-the-Fields debut the 4th of April 2017.

Since they were formed, the quartet has performed in major venues, including the Wigmore Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields and King's Place. Isbilia Quartet was successful in their audition for a place on the Trinity Laban 'Quartets in Residence Mentorship Programme 2015/2016' and worked alongside with the Carducci Quartet and Wihan Quartet. During that year, they recorded Shostakovich's 'String Quartet No.8 Op.110' and Beethoven's 'String Quartet No.3, Op18'.Collaborations with composers include the UK premier of 'Con Aire de Tango', by award-winning composer and pianist Arturo Cardelus and 'Curved Form' for string quartet, by Alex Groves. They have studied and received Masterclasses from members of the Brodsky Quartet, Van Kuijk Quartet, Cuarteto Quiroga, Rivka Golani and David Kenedy among others.

 


 

 

Tuesday 19 February, 2019  7:30 pm

  Velherad, 39 Lonsdale Road, Barnes, SW13 9JP

 

 

 

 

Bartholomew LaFollette    cello

 

Anthony Hewitt    piano

 

 

 


 

 

Programme

 

 

 

Mendelssohn    Variations in D for cello & piano, Op.17

 

Kabalevsky    Sonata in B flat for cello & piano, Op.71

 

Schubert    Sonata in A minor, D.821 (Arpeggioni)

 

Poulenc    Sonata for cello 7 piano

 

 

 


 
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Saturday 9 March, 2019  12:00 pm

 

Velherad, 39 Lonsdale Road, Barnes, SW13 9JP

 

Young Musicians' Event

As part of the Barnes Music Festival 2019

The final round of the competition for local young performers to become Barnes Young Musician of the Year 2019.  For full details see http://www.barnesmusicfestival.com.

 


 

 

Thursday 14 March, 2019  7:30 pm

 St Mary's Church, Church Road, Barnes, SW13 9HL

 

 

Cordelia Williams    piano

 

As part of the Barnes Music Festival 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Programme

 

 

 

JS Bach    Three Part Inventions, BWV.787-801 (Selection)

 

Prokofiev    Visions Fugitives, Op.22 (selection)

 

Chopin    Four Mazurkas, Op.6

 

Arvo Part    Fur Elina

 

Liszt    Piano Sonata in B minor, S.178

 

 

 


 
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Monday 8 April, 2019  7:30 pm

  OSO Arts Centre, 49 Station Road, Barnes, SW13 0LF

 

 

 

Luca Luciano    clarinet

Yuki Osedo    piano

 

 

 


 

 

Programme

 

 

Brahms    Sonata in F minor for clarinet & piano, Op.120 No.1

 

Schumann    Phantasiestucke for clarinet & piano, Op.73

 

Debussy    Petite piece for clarinet & piano

 

Berio    Lied for clarinet solo

 

Luca Luciano    Clarinet Sonata (world premiere): Homages to Puccini, Poulenc & Debussy

 

 

 


 
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Wednesday 8 May, 2019  7:30 pm

 

Velherad, 39 Lonsdale Road, Barnes, SW13 9JP

 

 

 

 

William Thomas    bass

 

Catriona Hewitson    soprano

 

Michael Pandya    piano

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Programme

 

 

Prize-winning accompanist and singers from the 2018 Kathleen Ferrier Awards present a recital including Schumann's Frauenliebe und -leben, Op.42 along with songs and duets by Strauss, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Clara and Robert Schumann and English composers.