Music on Thursdays
Yuka Ishizuka, violin
Anna Douglass, horn
Maria Canyigueral, piano
courtesy of the Royal Academy of Music
2014 Season Sponsor:
Patricia Morgan Optician
Leatherhead Concert &
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
from Horn Quintet in E-flat major, K407 (1782)
arranged for Horn Trio
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Horn Trio in E flat Op 40 (1865)
I Andante poco piu animato
II Scherzo (Allegro)
III Adagio mesto
IV Finale - Allegro con brio
Rialto Lounge will be selling sandwiches and drinks in the church after the concert.
_Anna Douglass holds a Sir Elton John scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music, and studies with Richard Watkins and Michael Thompson. She has performed with the Royal Academy Concert and Symphony Orchestras under prestigious conductors including Sir Simon Rattle.
She was the 2012 winner of the Dennis Brain Horn Prize, and won the BBC Young Musician Brass Category in 2010. Anna has been performing around the country from a young age, including a recital in the Wigmore Hall when she was 16 and playing Strauss' Second Horn Concerto with the City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra.
More recently, Anna played in a radio broadcast with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and will be joining them during the BBC Proms. Anna is now a Britten-Pears Young Artist 2012 and will tour with the Aldeburgh World Orchestra.
She has also played in overseas tours of the musicals 'Les Miserables' and 'Joseph', and in the West End production of 'The Lion King'. Recent recordings include the soundtrack to a 2012 Olympics promotional animation, and the 2012 film 'The Raven’.
Maria Canyigueral obtained a BA from the Conservatori del Liceu, Barcelona, studying with Michel Wagemans. She has also worked with André de Groote (Brussels) and Nino Kereselidze(Madrid). In June 2013, Maria graduated, obtaining the Dorothy Bryant Award, in a Master of Arts in Performance at the Royal Academy of Music, under the guidance of Prof Sulamita Aronovsky. Maria’s studies in London were generously supported by the the Fundation Agustí Pedro Pons.
Maria has performed both as a solo pianist and as chamber musician throughout Spain and UK, including the Saló dels Miralls of Gran Teatre del Liceu, Auditorium Caja Madrid, Auditorium La Pedrera in Barcelona, Auditorium María Cristina in Málaga, Regent Hall (London), St. James’s Piccadilly Church (London, organized by Iberian Latin American Music Society). She has also performed as a soloist with orchestra works by Mozart, Beethoven and Franck.
She has performed in some important Festivals such as “Festival Mas i Mas” (Barcelona), "Festival Internacional de Música Concerts de mitjanit” (Sitges) and "Festival InternacionalMúsicos del mundo” (León). Some of her performances have been broadcasted by Radio Catalunya Música and BTV.
Violinist Yuka Ishizuka has recently made her “stunning performance” (Stratford Herald) debut with London Mozart Players and been described as an “irresistible” artist (Music and Vision) and brought a “lyrical outpouring of purest joy”. Her performing highlights include Suntory Hall (Blue Rose) in Tokyo, Wigmore Hall London,Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, Kings Place London, Fairfield Halls, West Road Concert Hall ,Cambridge, Steinway Hall, and as soloist, has performed with Croydon Symphony Orchestra, Guildford Symphony Orchestra, Camden Chamber Orchestra, Academy Strings Orchestra at the Royal Academy of Music, with whom she premiered the Mozart Concerto for Violin and Piano by Dr Tim Jones in 2010. Being an active chamber musician, Yuka has collaborated with Itzhak Perlman, Milos as well as Maurice Hasson with whom she performed the Double Bach Violin Concerto.
Yuka is a recipient of numerous award and prizes including the 2nd Prize at Windsor International String Competition, where she performed for HRH The Earl of Wessex. Winning the Tunnell Trust Artist Award with her duo partner, Ji Liu, Yuka has also wonTillett Trust Young Artist Platform Award, Worshipful Company of Musicians Award, Rohm Music Foundation, Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society Artists Award, the Philharmonia Orchestra Martyn Musical Scholarship, the first prize at the International Young Musicians’ Competition in Italy, Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Chamber Music Competition, Winfield Small Solo Violin Prize and Harold Craxton Chamber Music Prize at Royal Academy of Music.
Her festival appearances include Salzburg Mozarteum Summer Academy, Pablo Casals Festival, Perlman Music Program, Prussia Cove International Music Seminar, where she worked with Ana Chumachenco, Schmuel Ashkanasi, Igor Oistrakh, ItzhakPerlman, Donald Weilerstein, David Takeno, Gyorgy Pauk, and Gerard Poulet.
Yuka holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts from the Royal Academy of Music with first class honors and the highest violin exam mark ever at Academy, where she studied with Maurice Hasson and Tomotada Soh..
Yuka plays on a Jacob Fendt violin of c1840. www.yukaishizuka.com
Concert at Home
If you cannot be with us at the lunchtime concert
you can enjoy a similar Concert at Home by
clicking the buttons below:
Mozart's E-flat Horn Quintet,
Here are individual links for each movement of the
Brahms E-flat Horn Trio, a performance by
Daniel Barenboim, Itzhak Perlman, and Dale Clevenger: