Japan's leading duo Kazuki Sawa and Emiko Tadenuma celebrate centenaries and a bicentenary: their central work is the sonata Janáček wrote "at the beginning of the war, when we were expecting the Russians in Moravia". They are joined by Richard Deakin, Roger Chase and Emma Ferrand for a work from neighbouring Bohemia. A slow bloomer, Dvořák only emerged as a composer in his late twenties, and many of his earliest works are now lost. Indeed, he destroyed his own manuscript of this 1872 Quintet, but the friend who promoted its première had made a copy which Dvořák returned to some 15 years later.
12:00pm, Saturday 8 August 2015
A £23 / B £15 RV Allocated Seating
Supported by Mr Derrick Johnson
Schubert Violin Sonatina No.1 in D major, D384 14½’
Janáček Sonata for violin and piano 17’
Szymanowski Notturno e Tarantella in E minor, Op.28 11’
Dvořák Piano Quintet No.1 in A major, Op.5 28’
Kazuki Sawa graduated from the Tokyo Geidai (Tokyo University of the Arts) with a Master of Arts degree and the Premier Prix 'Ataka Award', before studying with György Pauk and Béla Katona in London. He has won a number of prizes at international competitions with his pianist wife, Emiko Tadenuma, as well as the Ysaÿe Medal from the Ysaÿe Foundation of Belgium, and a Gold Medal at the 1979 Bordeaux Festival.
Richard has performed extensively throughout Great Britain, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Scandinavia and the USA. For ten years he was concertmaster and founder member of the Orchestra of St John's, London. He has given recitals in the Purcell Room and Wigmore Hall, London, recorded many performances for BBC Radio 3 and has appeared in festivals such as Edinburgh, Manchester, Bath, Three Choirs, Haslemere and the BBC Proms. He performs a wide range of chamber music, and also appears as a director/soloist with orchestras in Britain.
Born in London, Roger Chase studied at the RCM with Bernard Shore and in Canada with Steven Staryk, also working for a short time with the legendary Lionel Tertis. He made his début with the English Chamber Orchestra in 1979, and in 1987 appeared as a Proms soloist. He has since played as a soloist or chamber musician in major cities throughout the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the Middle East, India, most of Eastern and all of Western Europe, Scandinavia and South Africa.
Winner of the NFMS Young Concert Artist Award, Emma Ferrand came to notice playing the Elgar concerto in Paul Tortelier's BBC2 masterclass series. She travels widely as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician and broadcasts frequently. She has appeared at Wigmore Hall, the South Bank, and in many festivals. She has a long-standing association with LDSM and its International Summer School.
After finishing her MA at the Tokyo University of the Arts with the Premier Prix 'Ataka Award', Emiko Tadenuma moved to London to study with Maria Curcio. In 1983 she won the 3rd prize at the Munich International Competition for violin and piano duo together with her husband, Kazuki Sawa. In 1996, to celebrate their 20th anniversary as a violin-piano duo, Emiko and Kazuki gave a series of recitals in major Japanese cities, London and Munich, which were highly acclaimed.