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Rika Zayasu

piano recital

Part of the 1901 Arts Club 2016-2017 Season

Add to my Calendar 31-01-2017 19:45 31-01-2017 21:45 36 Rika Zayasu Born in Tokyo in 1972, Japanese pianist Rika Zayasu is a much sought-after soloist, chamber musician, and educator. She has performed to critical acclaim throughout Europe and Japan, and is the founder and artistic director of Wednesday Afternoons Music, a non-profit organisation which hosts a series of concerts and workshops in the UK and abroad. In 2016, she founded Tudeley Festival of Chamber Music and Voice, an annual summer festival held in Tudeley, Kent.Her much awaited Debussy album was released by Claudio Records in 2012 to celebrate his 150th birth anniversary and received immediate acclaim by the British press including a five-star review from Musical Opinion magazine. Future projects with Claudio include the recordings of complete piano sonatas by Scriabin and collaboration with violinist Dima Tkachenko for various works for violin and piano, including a commissioned work by British composer Christian Mason.Next season will include a tour in the United States and Canada (Beethoven piano concertos), a series of chamber music concerts in France, Italy, and Japan, and the inaugurate concert with the Berkeley Ensemble (Franck, Piano Quintet) at Tudeley Festival of Chamber music and Voice.Rika’s extensive repertoire includes more recent works, which she performs regularly: she gave the world premieres of works by Thomas Simaku, Ian Dickson, Christian Mason, and Giorgio Cambissa among many others. A keen researcher with a particular interests in the impact of surrealism on the music, she has completed a thesis on the music of Tōru Takemitsu at the University of York in 2006.Having spent her formative years in France, Rika Zayasu studied under Michel Béroff and Denis Pascal in Paris before moving to London to work with Maria Curcio, the legendary pupil of Artur Schnabel. She also obtained a Postgraduate Diploma and Master’s Degree from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under the supervision of Prof. Joan Havill.She currently lives in Kent, UK.  1901 Arts Club, London DD/MM/YYYY

Details

1901 Arts Club
7 Exton Street
Waterloo

London
SE1 8UE
England


Programme

Franz SchubertFour Impromptus, D.899
Maurice RavelMiroirs
Aleksandr ScriabinPiano Sonata no.2 in G sharp minor 'Sonata-Fantasie', Op.19
Frederic ChopinBallade no.1 in G minor, Op.23

Performers

Rika Zayasu – piano

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Programme Note

Born in Tokyo in 1972, Japanese pianist Rika Zayasu is a much sought-after soloist, chamber musician, and educator. She has performed to critical acclaim throughout Europe and Japan, and is the founder and artistic director of Wednesday Afternoons Music, a non-profit organisation which hosts a series of concerts and workshops in the UK and abroad. In 2016, she founded Tudeley Festival of Chamber Music and Voice, an annual summer festival held in Tudeley, Kent.

Her much awaited Debussy album was released by Claudio Records in 2012 to celebrate his 150th birth anniversary and received immediate acclaim by the British press including a five-star review from Musical Opinion magazine. Future projects with Claudio include the recordings of complete piano sonatas by Scriabin and collaboration with violinist Dima Tkachenko for various works for violin and piano, including a commissioned work by British composer Christian Mason.

Next season will include a tour in the United States and Canada (Beethoven piano concertos), a series of chamber music concerts in France, Italy, and Japan, and the inaugurate concert with the Berkeley Ensemble (Franck, Piano Quintet) at Tudeley Festival of Chamber music and Voice.

Rika’s extensive repertoire includes more recent works, which she performs regularly: she gave the world premieres of works by Thomas Simaku, Ian Dickson, Christian Mason, and Giorgio Cambissa among many others. A keen researcher with a particular interests in the impact of surrealism on the music, she has completed a thesis on the music of Tōru Takemitsu at the University of York in 2006.

Having spent her formative years in France, Rika Zayasu studied under Michel Béroff and Denis Pascal in Paris before moving to London to work with Maria Curcio, the legendary pupil of Artur Schnabel. She also obtained a Postgraduate Diploma and Master’s Degree from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under the supervision of Prof. Joan Havill.

She currently lives in Kent, UK.
 

Rika Zayasu - 31 Jan 2017

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