Free lunchtime piano recital - A Shakespeare Anniversary, with Kanae Furomoto

Free lunchtime piano recital - A Shakespeare Anniversary, with Kanae Furomoto

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 13:00

St George the Martyr is privileged to welcome back the very talented pianist Kanae Furomoto. This time, in the 400th anniversary year of Shakespeare's death, Kanae is giving us a very special recital themed on the works of the Bard. It is especially relevant for our church as Shakespeare was born and died on April 23rd - St George's Day. We're so thrilled Kanae has chosen to perform this special recital for us. She has become a firm friend for our audiences.

Kanae studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London, firstly with Lois Phillips, and later with Hamish Milne. She was awarded several prestigious prizes and scholarships inside and outside the college, and gained the M.Mus. from the University of London.

In 1999 she was chosen as a soloist for the PLG Young Artist Concert Series to appear at the Purcell Room in London.

Her experience as a soloist, as ensemble player and as accompanist extends from the radio broadcasts on the Classic FM, the NHK-FM and others to appearances at various music festivals including the Budapest Spring Festival.

She has given performances in a number of countries in Europe and South East Asia, in the USA, as well as within the UK and her native Japan. Her performance with the violinist Mina Tanaka at the Tokyo Furtwangler Fest in 2011 was highly acclaimed, and its live recording was made into a CD which is available from the King International Co.Ltd. Her first solo CD ‘Pastorale Romantique’ was released in 2013. She was invited to Thailand as a jury member for The 3rd International String Competition 2014 for young players. In May 2015 she gave concerts in Tianjin and Hohhot in China.

Fantasia on 'Greensleeves', arranged for piano
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Juliet as a young girl' from 10 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, arranged for piano
Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Maiden in the bridal chamber from Much Ado about Nothing
Erich Korngold (1897-1957)
Mel Bonis (1858-1937)
Mel Bonis (1858-1937)
Wedding March and Dance of the Fairies
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)


Church of St George the Martyr
Borough High Street
London SE1 1JA
United Kingdom
51° 30' 12.492" N, 0° 5' 29.652" W
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