Wednesday June 24th 7.30 pm
Eriko Nagayama (violin) Mihály Berecz (piano)
Schubert: Rondo in B minor D895
Schubert: Fantasy in C D935
Ben Tarlton (cello) Rosie Richardson (piano)
Mendelssohn: Cello sonata no 2 in D Op 58
Dvorak: Silent Woods
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
Eriko Nagayama was born in Japan and graduated this year from the Royal Academy of Music. She won first prize at the Yokohama International Music Competition, and the Wilfrid Parry Brahms Prize, Sir John Barbirolli Memorial Prize and Winifred Small Violin Prize 2018 at the Royal Academy of Music. Her piano trio, the Opal Trio was awarded the first prize in the Birmingham Intercollegiate Piano Trio Competition. She has led the Academy Symphony Orchestra and she currently participates on the LSO String Experience Scheme with Sir Simon Rattle and other conductors. Eriko is generously supported by the Yellow Angel Foundation in Japan and additionally has been granted the fellowship to study in London for the 2017/18 academic year sponsored by the Japanese government.
Mihály Berecz was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1997 and is currently an undergraduate at the Royal Academy of Music . He won the Debut Berlin International Concerto Competition in 2017, Mihály made his debut at the Philarmonie, Berlin in June 2017 with the German National Orchestra. Mihály's previous awards include gold prize in the II. Manhattan International Music Competition and the Harriet Cohen Bach Prize at the Royal Academy of Music. He made his debut at the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall in 2013 in a performance of Ravel's Concerto in G Major which was broadcast live by the Bartók Radio. He received critical acclaim for his performances of this work in 2016 as did his performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 at the Franz Liszt Academy later that year.
Ben Tarlton was born in 1995 in Wales and studied at The Yehudi Menuhin School with Thomas Carroll before receiving a scholarship to The Guildhall School of Music and Drama to study with Louise Hopkins. Ben was selected as a Fellow to participate in the 2016 Piatigorsky Cello Festival in Los Angeles and in April 2017 he took part in the masterclasses at IMS Prussia Cove. He was one of two soloists to play for The LSO's Donatella Flick 2016 conducting competition semi-finalists, playing Schumann's cello concerto with The Guildhall Symphony Orchestra. Ben was recently chosen to be a 2019 Concordia Foundation Artist. In May of this year, Ben will make his Concerto Debut in The Barbican Hall, performing Elgar's Cello Concerto as one of the three Guildhall Gold Medal Finalists. Through The Concordia Foundation and The Worshipful Company of Musicians he will perform a shared Award-winners' Recital at Wigmore Hall this March.
Rosie Richardson studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating with a Master's Degree in solo performance. She won the school's Romantic Piano Prize and became a Philip and Dorothy Green recommended young concert artist for the Making Music Award which led to many solo recital and concerto performances around the UK . Rosie is now in demand as a collaborative pianist, particularly known for her work with cellists. She is a faculty pianist for the string department and the class pianist for Louise Hopkins. She also teaches at the Godolphin and Latymer School, Hammersmith.
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