Wednesday November 27th 7.30 pm
Takashi Kikuchi (viola)
Anna Kondrashina (flute)
Jozef Janik (piano)
Flackton: Viola sonata no 3
Piano works by Daquin, Errol Garner and Moszkowski
works for viola and piano :
Max Bruch: Romance
Elgar: Salut d'Amour
Massenet: Meditation from Thais
Gabriel Faure: Après un rêve
Debussy: L'isle Joyeuse
Bach: Movts from Suite in B minor BWV1067
Faure: Fantasy for flute
Piazolla: Cafe (from Historie du Tango)
Bach: Italian Concerto in F BWV 971
Borne/ Bizet: Carmen Fantasy for flute
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
Takashi Kikuchi studied the viola at the Tokyo University of the Arts in 1988, where he was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts in 2003, and at the Royal Academy of Music.His career spans across several countries with performances in Great Britain including recitals for the Schubert Music Society, Treasury Music Society in Whitehall, Victoria and Albert Museum, Handel House Museum as well as an early evening concert performance at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. As a member of the British Paraorchestra, Takashi already performed in a number of significant events including Snape Maltings Proms, London Paralympics Closing Ceremony and Queen's Christmas Message in 2012. Having been blind since birth, he also contributes his knowledge and experience to organisations working towards the long term improvement of Braille music for all visually impaired musicians.
Anna Kondrashina is a prizewinner of several prestigious competitions, such as the Kobe International Flute Competition in Japan and the Nicolet International Flute Competition in China. She has been awarded the Worshipful Company of Musicians Silver Medal in the UK. In 2018 Anna has been invited to join the London Philharmonic Foyle Future Firsts Development Programme and the Philharmonia MMSF Instrumental Fellowship Programme the following year. Apart from her rapidly raising career as the modern flautist, Anna is very keen on historicalperformance. She has performed as part of the Kohn Foundation Bach Cantatas series at the Royal Academy of Music. In February 2019 Anna performed the first flute in Bach's Matthew's Passion, directed by Trevor Pinnock. In 2019 Anna completed her Master of Arts in Performance programme at the Royal Academy of Music in London, with the renowned flautist William Bennett.
Jozef Janik moved to London in 2000 with a BA in Music from Žilina Conservatoire in Slovakia. He took a Post Grad. diploma and a Masters, as a pianist, at the Royal Academy of Music. Jozef is sought after as a soloist, an accompanist, an educator and a choir director. He works with a wide range of musicians and spans both Classical and Jazz idioms. He has given concerts in Austria, Sweden, France, Poland, England, Japan, Tunisia, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In this country he has performed piano concertos by Mozart, Haydn, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Schumann and Bach. Recent concert venues include The Forge in Camden, St. James's Piccadilly, Regent Hall and St. John's Smith Square. His upcoming concerts and projects include Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin, conducting Bach Cantata N.4, a series of concerts with The JJT Duo in the UK, France and Slovakia, and a collaboration with soprano Bozena Ferancova.