Gateway Arts Concerts


LUNCHTIME ARTS CONCERTS at the GATEWAY

Chester Street, Shrewsbury
ANNA MARIA STACHULA - piano
Thursday 27th October 2011
at 1.00pm

Mozart - Piano Sonata in B Flat KV333
Schumann - "Abegg" Variations, op 1
Chopin - Scherzo No 2 in B Flat Minor
Chopin - Andante Spianato
Grande Polonaise op 22

Anna Maria Stachula is a newcomer to the Gateway, who studied initially in Poland, and more recently in the UK, working with John Humphries from Birmingham Conservatoire.

As usual, admission £4 on the door
(Friends of Gateway arts £3.00) Children and Carers with disabled free

THURSDAY 17th NOVEMBER

at 1.00 p.m.

HARU SEKIYA

Violin

DIANA PLATTS Piano

Schumann - Violin Sonata No.1 Op.105
Messiaen - Theme and Variations
Shostakovich -

24 Preludes for violin and piano Op.34
Saint-Saens - Havanaise Op.83

Admission £4.00 on the door

Only concession Friends of Gateway Arts £3.00

Children and Carers with disabled free

Born in 1981 in Tokyo Haru started the violin at the age of six under the direction of Ms Junko Isono and attended Toho music school for children. In 1995 she moved to England to study at the Purcell music school and subsequently studied at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with a first class honours degree, B.Mus. She has played extensively around the UK, both as a soloist and a chamber musician, with appearances at the Handel Festival, Japan Festival, Hegel Festival and the Leicester Early Music Festivals. Haru also participated in various orchestral concerts under the baton of Sir Colin Davis, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Vladimir Ashkenasy and Lutz Koller. Due to her own experience of playing induced back problems she has studied osteopathy in order to understand the postural issues affecting musicians, qualifying as an osteopath in 2008. She now works as an osteopath at the Natural Health Centre in Radbrook, Shrewsbury, and also as a private violin teacher and freelance violinist. Haru has recently begun studying with Brian Staites, a violin teacher renowned fro helping professional instrumentalists out of pain. His systematic guidance in minimizing the tension whilst playing has helped her enormously, and she hopes to be able to follow in his footsteps by combining her knowledge of body mechanics with the art of violin playing.

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