A Yamaha Pianos & Chappell of Bond Street Promotional Recital
Please join us for the third concert in our Autumn 2010 series of Lunchtime Music at our Wardour Street store on Thursday November 4th at 1pm where we feature the pianist Tomoka Shigeno, currently studying at the Royal College of Music.
Presented in association with Yamaha pianos, these recitals provide a wonderful opportunity for highly gifted young artists to perform at a superb venue as well as offering an insight into the extraordinary wealth of talent being nurtured in our conservatoires. And there are few better opportunities to hear Yamaha’s stunning handcrafted Premium Pianos played at concert level in the UK.
Beethoven: Sonata in c# minor, Opus 27 No.2 “Moonlight”
Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Opus 12
Liszt: Au bord d'une source, from Années de Pèlerinage Première année: Suisse
Debussy: L'isle Joyeuse
Tomoka Shigeno - (Piano): was born in Japan in 1988 and began serious study of the piano with her mother when she was nine. In 2004 she entered the Yehudi Menuhin School, where she studied with Ruth Nye. She now continues her studies with the same teacher on a full scholarship at the Royal College of Music.
Tomoka is an experienced soloist, accompanist and chamber musician. In 2005, she and her sister performed Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos with the London Mozart Players in the newly opened Menuhin Hall. She has also performed Beethoven’s 3rd Piano Concerto with an orchestra in Japan, and Bach’s G minor concerto with the Menuhin School Orchestra. In 2006 she gave performances with another pupil of Saint-Saens’ ‘Carnival of the Animals’ for Surrey County Arts. She has performed Schubert’s ‘Trout” Piano Quintet and Previn’s bassoon sonata with members of London Mozart Players. She has also performed in Slovakia, Italy and Germany, and has appeared at the Wigmore Hall.
She has won prizes in several competitions, including the Bronze Prize in the 8th International Chopin Piano Competition in Asia, the ‘Mozart Prize’ in the Jacques Samuel Intercollegiate Piano Competition and the Silver Prize in PIANALE Klavier Akademie. In November 2009, she had her first solo recital in Fulda, Germany.
She had some master classes with Shoko Sugitani, Hiroshi Arimori, Bronislava Kawalla, Kevin Kenner, Andrzej Pikul, Maria Szraiber and Valery Gerasimov in Japan from 2000 to 2004, Victor Rosenbaum and Martin Roscoe for solo work and with the Barbican Trio, Ferenc Rados and Victor Rosenbeum for her chamber music work at the Yehudi Menuhin School from 2004 to 2007, Vanessa Latarche, Igore Olovnikov, Ralf Nattkemper, Friedemann Rieger, Joaquín Soriano and Uta Wayand from 2007.
Tomoka has successfully completed her 3rd year at the Royal College of Music.
This performance is free of charge and will take place in the Recital Room of Yamaha Artist Services Europe (London), situated within the historic Piano Hall at Chappell of Bond Street’s West End store.
Final admittance to each recital is 12.55pm.