Violinist Midori Komachi, accompanied by pianist Carlos Guerrero, will perform works by Debussy and Prokofiev.
Debussy: Sonata for violin and piano in G minor
1. Allegro vivo 2. Intermède: Fantasque et léger 3. Finale: Très animé
Prokofiev: Sonata for violin and piano No 2 in D major
1. Moderato 2. Presto 3. Andante 4. Allegro con brio
Midori Komachi, violin
Born in 1988 in Japan, Midori Komachi began playing the violin at the age of seven, and at 12 was accepted into the Basel Music University to study with Adelina Oprean. She then made her debut with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra conducted by Howard Griffiths, and since has played as a soloist with various orchestras. She has performed as a soloist and recitalist around the globe in venues including Tonhalle Zurich, Muza Kawasaki(Japan), Philharmony Warsaw, St.Martin-in-the-fields, Bristol Cathedral, and Gallery Pulitika (Croatia). She has also performed in music festivals in Hungary, Holland and France.
Currently Midori is studying at the Royal Academy of Music with Maurice Hasson, where she has been supported by the Seary Charitable Trust and the William Barry Trust. She is a member of an emerging young ensemble, the Toki Quartet. In 2006 she entered the Royal Academy of Music to study with Tomotada Soh, and in June 2010 she completed her Bachelor of Music Diploma with First Class Honours.
Midori has been awarded several prizes including Hattori Foundation Junior Award, Seary Trust award, and RAM Honorary Patrons Development Award.
She is also the laureate of competitions such as Dame Ruth Railton Prize, Harold Craxton Prize, and the Max Pirani Prize.
As a chamber musician, she has performed in prestigious venues such as Wigmore Hall, and Steinway Hall in London. In 2008 she was invited to the Takefu International Music Festival in Japan to perform in a string ensemble with professors Stephan Picard, Nobuko Imai and Stephan Forck.
Carlos Guerrero, piano
Carlos Guerrero started his musical education with teacher Ángel Sanzo and Javier Herreros. He completed his First Degree with Distinction in Badajoz Conservatory (Spain), studying piano with Alexander Kandelaki and chamber music with Pablo de Naverán.
Later, Carlos Guerrero studied a MA at the Royal Academy of Music with Pascal Nemirovski and Michael Dussek. He is currently studying with Roger Vignoles and has also gained training through masterclasses by artists of international prestige, including Brigitte Engerer, Luiz de Moura Castro, Svetlana Navasardyan, Nino Kereselidze, Pascal Devoyon, Joaquim Soriano or Blanca Uribe.
Carlos was funded by the Rotary Club in Spain and Caja España. His piano prizes include: 3rd place (Category A) in the Ricard Viñes Competition, Catalunya; First place and Special Jury Prize in the National Soloists Competition Angel Barrios, in Granada; Music Prize of the Andalucian Regional Government.
Carlos has given solo and chamber music recitals all around Spain in theatres like Manuel de Falla in Granada, Lopez de Ayala in Badajoz or Fundación Lázaro Galdiano. He has performed as soloist with various Spanish youth orchestras. In 2010, he participated in the Schumann Festival at the Royal Academy of Music and gave a Charity Concert for Burma in London’s Christ Church Spitalfields Venue.