Saturday 16th November 2019: Fumi Otsuki (violin) & Sarah Kershaw (piano)
Fumi Otsuki was born in Sendai, Japan, and studied the violin with Gerhard Bosse and Masayoshi Kumai there, and Shizuko Ishii in Tokyo.
After he moved to the UK he studied the violin with Jill Thoday, piano with Antonietta Notariello and composition with Nigel Clarke at the Royal Academy of Music, and then violin with Kun Hu and piano with Raymond Banning at the Trinity College of Music in London.
Also, he took the masterclasses in Dartington and Coucheval/private lessons with Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Tomotada Soh, Sigrun Edvaldsdottir, Andrea Jacobs-Gajic and Winifred Roberts.
He has given many concerts at many churches, including Southwark Cathedral and St Bride's Church in London, St John's Church in Harrow, St Peter's Church in St Albans, Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon, Waltham Abbey Church in Waltham Abbey, Emmanuel Church in Cambridge, St Nicholas Church and Unitarian Church in Brighton and Christ Church in Southport in Merseyside.
Edvard Grieg: Violin Sonata No.1 Op.8
1st movement: Allegro con brio
2nd movement: Allegretto quasi Andantino
3rd movement: Allegro molto vivace
Piano solo: Debussy Deux Arabesques
Akira Miyoshi: 1st movement from Violin sonata
(Akira Miyoshi (1933 - 2013) was a Japanese composer, who studied the French literature at University of Tokyo,and then studied the composition with Henri Challan and Raymond Gallois-Montbrun at Paris Conservatoire from 1955 and 1957. He was influenced by Henri Dutilleux, had taught at several music colleges in Tokyo,and was principal at Toho College of Music there from 1974 to 1995.)
Elena Kats-Chernin: Eliza's Aria
Akira Ifukube: 2nd movement from Violin Sonata
(Akira Ifukube (1914 - 2006) was a Japanese composer,who studied the forestry at Hokkaido University,and then studied the composition with Alexander Tcherepnin. He is best known on film scores of the Gozilla movies since 1954, and was mainly influenced by Stravinsky and folk songs of northern Japan.)
Leos Janacek: 2nd movement from Violin Sonata
Gabriel Faure Berceuse Op.16