Music at  ST MARY'S   Perivale


Thursday 9 June 3.00 pm

Eriko Nagayama (violin)
Arisa Onoda (piano)

Brahms: Violin sonata in A Op 100 (19')
Allegro / Andante / Allegretto

Bach: Chaconne from Partita in D minor BWV 1004 (13')

Ravel: Violin sonata no 2 in G (17')  
Allegretto / Moderato / Allegro

Japanese born Eriko Nagayama is a highly acclaimed violinist, graduated in 2018 from her MA in Performance at the Royal Academy of Music under the tutelage of György Pauk with Distinction, DipRAM for an outstanding Final Recital, the Marjorie Bunty Lempfert Award, and the Moir Carnegie Prize. She started playing the violin at the age of four, and for many years studied violin and chamber music at the Toho Gakuen School of Music under Koichiro Harada. Eriko has won several awards for her violin performances, including first prize and the Jean Schmidt prize for outstanding musicianship at the Yokohama International Music Competition, Wilfrid Parry Brahms Prize 2016, Sir John Barbirolli Memorial Prize 2017, and Winifred Small Violin Prize 2018 at the Royal Academy of Music.  She is a member of Trio Opal (piano trio) since 2017. Recently, they have awarded the 3rd prize in the Trondheim International Chamber Music competition 2019 as well as the Kim Trio commission prize and the Audience prize, and were invited to be back to the Festival in 2021. They also won the first prize in the Birmingham Intercollegiate Piano Trio Competition, and were finalists in the inaugural Birmingham International Piano Chamber Music Competition in November. After graduating, they were invited to be CAVATINA-Trio-In-Residence as a fellow ensemble for the 2018/19 academic year and Chamber Music Fellows in the following year at the Royal Academy of Music. Eriko was generously supported by the Yellow Angel Foundation in Japan and additionally had been granted the fellowship to study in London for the 2017/18 academic year by the Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists sponsored by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, the Japanese gove rnment.  She plays a Jean Baptiste Vuillaume c.1852 kindly loaned to her through the Beare's International Violin Society a generous sponsor.

Arisa Onoda has performed extensively throughout Europe, the United States, the Middle East and Asia inmajor concert halls and festivals including Wigmore hall, Royal Festival Hall, Steinway Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Frost Chopin Festival, Aspen Music Festival. As a soloist she appeared with Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Osaka Symphony Orchestra, Polish Silesia Orchestra, Torun Symphony Orchestra, and also performed chamber music with Panocha Quartet, Nash Ensemble and Escher Quartet. Born in Japan, Arisa Onoda began playing the piano at the age of two and the violin at six. After studying at the Juilliard School under Choong Mo Kang, she moved to London and earned a Bachelor's Degree, a Master's Degree at the Royal Academy of Music under Christopher Elton, and in 2021, she completed an Advanced Diploma with the Helen Eames Prize and the Andrew S Sykes Award. Arisa has been mentored by Pascal Roge since 13 years old, and  she has also received extensive tuition from eminent artists such as Imogen Cooper, Richard Goode, Dang Thai Son, Steven Osborne and Rafal Blechacz. From a young age, Arisa won first prizes at the Chang Jiang Cup International Music Competition, the All Japan Classic Music Competition, the PTNA Piano Competition, the Chopin International Piano Competition in Asia. She has performed and received diplomas in more than a dozen competitions in Japan, Russia, Poland, Italy, Switzerland, Hungary, the United Kingdom and United States, including major international competitions such as Geneva competition in 2014, Chopin competition in 2015 in Warsaw, Busoni competition in 2017, Dublin competition and New Orleans competition in 2018, where she was the only Japanese Semi-finalist. Most recently, she became a medalist and a Gorodnitzki memorial prize winner in Hilton Head International Piano Competition in 2019, and was awarded the First prize and the Best Chopin award at the International Juliusz Zarebski Music Competition in 2020. Arisa was selected as a 2017 CHANEL Pygmalion Days Artist. She is proud to have been supported by Philharmonia Orchestra/the Martin Music Scholarship Fund, Help Musicians UK, Hattori Foundation, and Rohm Music Foundation.

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