Music on Thursdays
at Leatherhead Methodist Church
Venue: LMC - Leatherhead Methodist Church
please use the town's Swan Centre multi-storey or Church Street/Waitrose
car parks, about 5-7 minutes walk from LMC in Church Road
Julie West Solicitor
Leatherhead Concert &
Antonín Leopold Dvořák (1841-1904)
Piano Trio No 4 in E minor, Op 90 Dumky (1891)
i Lento maestoso - Allegro quasi doppio movimento (E minor - E major)
Slow, stately - Brisk, lively, almost twice as fast
ii Poco adagio - Vivace non troppo - Vivace (C♯ minor)
A little slow - Lively, but not too much - Lively
iii Andante - Vivace non troppo - Allegretto (A major - A minor - A major)
Walking pace - Lively, but not too much - Moderately fast
iv Andante moderato - Allegretto scherzando - Quasi tempo di marcia (D minor - D major)
Moderate walking pace - Moderately playful - Almost marching pace
v Allegro (E♭ major – E♭ minor)
vi Lento maestoso (C minor – C major)
Note: Dumky is the plural of Dumka and has come to mean a brooding, introspective work that includes cheerful sections. Dvořák applied the label to several other works. Originally, Duma was an epic ballad, particularly a lament or song of captive people. Dumka is the diminutive - English forms might be "dumakin" or "miniduma".
Astor Pantaleón Piazzolla (1921-1992)
Oblivion (arr for Piano Trio) (1982)
A pantoum is a 4-line poetic form in which the 2nd line of the first stanza becomes the 1st line of the 2nd stanza, and the 4th line of the first, becomes the 3rd line of the second stanza - and so on!
Concert duration: 40-45 minutes
Naori Takahashi is currently studying violin performance under Professor György Pauk at the Royal Academy of Music, where she receives the Leverhulme Trust Undergraduate Scholarship.
This year she has had the privilege to be invited to perform at the Japanese Embassy in London as part of the Green Park Youth Concert Series. She was also invited to participate in Encuentro de Santander Summer Music Festival, where she has had lessons with Zakhar Bron and Michaela Martin.
She has also represented the students of UK conservatoires and performed in ‘Europa Season’, in Romania. In 2017, she was invited to the opening concert of the Suoni Dal Golfo festival, performing alongside other major artists such as Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi and Lone Madsen.
Naori is the second prize winner of the Sevenoaks Young Musician of the Year, a prizewinner at the Chiba International Junior Violin Competition, and Croydon Young Musician of the Year. Naori has also given solo recitals in recent years in concert venues such as the Walthamstow Hall, Fairfield Halls, St Martin-in-the-Fields, and St. John Smiths Square, and as part of the Marylebone and West Cork Chamber Music Festivals.
Naori has participated in masterclasses with renowned musicians including Tasmin Little, Maciej Rakowski, Jan Rekpo, John Miller, Leland Chen and Masayuki Kino, and in chamber music with the Pacifica Quartet, Quatuor Mosaïques, Maggini Quartet, Doric Quartet and the Oberlin Trio, as well as Guy Johnston, Michael Dussek, Ian Brown and Levon Chillingirian.
Lysandre Ménard is currently doing her masters in piano accompaniment under the tutelage of Ian Brown at the Royal Academy of Music. She has recently graduated from Montreal Conservatory of Music where she studied with the pianists André Laplante and Richard Raymond.
Lysandre won the second prize of Thousand Island International music competition for young pianist and finished in second place at the Julia Crane International Piano Competition in Potsdam New York. She has been a finalist in the Canadian Music Competition (CMC) for the last 9 years.
She also participated in summer music festivals in Canada, Spain, Vienna, Banff and United States with several teachers including Benedetto Lupo, Jean-Philippe Collard, Julian Martin, Dominique Weber, Manfred Wagner Artz, Seta Tanyel, Marc Durand. She also made her cinema debut in the movie La passion d’Augustine directed by Lea Pool as one of the leading actresses.
Yanyan Lin is a young cellist who is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music with Professor Jo Cole after being awarded a full scholarship by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. He began his music studies at age six in Xiamen Music School and finished his bachelor degree at the Shanghai Conservatoire with Professor Jiwu Li.
He has participated in masterclasses with Steven Isserlis, Jian Wang, David Geringas, Mario Brunello, Colin Carr, and Sung-won Yang. He has been selected to be one of four student representatives of the Royal Academy of Music at the Shanghai Cello Festival. Also, he was a member of Seiji Ozawa Academy.
As a soloist, he has mostly appeared in Shanghai Concert Hall, Shanghai Oriental Art Centre, and He Luting Concert Hall (Shanghai). He has performed Haydn's D Major Cello Concerto with the Shanghai Conservatoire Orchestra.
Yanyan Lin received 3rd Piano Trio Prize in the China National Chamber Music Competition as a member of Trio Zhong. After receiving the 2nd Prize of American Protégé String and Piano Competition, his trio was invited to perform Charles Ives Piano Trio in the Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York.
Yanyan currently plays on a Betts/Panormo cello from 1800, kindly loaned by the Museum of the Royal Academy of Music
Leatherhead Methodist Church
a concert each week
to the end of November