Gateway Arts Concerts

Thursday 29th October

at 2.00 p.m.

Please note the new later time

 

ALISON LORAM

violin

YUKI KAGAJO

piano

 

Antonín Dvořák

Sonatina in G major, Op.100

 

Edvard Grieg

Sonata No.3 in C minor, Op.45

 

Admission now £6.00

Friends £5, Students £3

Carers with disabled

 

and children free

 

Alison Loram

Alison Loram began playing the violin through Shropshire’s County Music Service, going on to lead its Symphony Orchestra from 1980-81.  Four years of study at the Royal College of Music with Hugh Bean, John Ludlow, and Rodney Friend was followed by a post-graduate year leading the orchestras of Imperial College and the National Centre for Orchestral Studies at London University, with which Alison was also soloist in a performance of Barber’s Violin Concerto.  Playing-related musculoskeletal problems led her to the Alexander Technique which she has taught at Birmingham Conservatoire since 1993.  After gaining a BSc, MSc, and PhD, Alison also developed a career as an independent research scientist.  She took up the violin again in 2011 and based in Crewe, performs professionally as a soloist and chamber musician, and with orchestras throughout the Midlands and the North West including most recently, the English Symphony and Northern Concordia orchestras.  Earlier in 2015 she performed the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the St John’s Festival Orchestra of Chester and will play Vaughan Williams “Lark Ascending” in 2016. 

Yuki Kagajo

Born and raised in Japan Yuki Kagajo began learning the piano at the age of 5, later studying at Hiroshima University.  After moving to U.K in 2002, she studied with Julian Cima at Leeds College of Music where she was awarded the Robert Tebb Trophy for Outstanding Performance, a Master's degree in Music and a scholarship to continue her studies at Royal Northern College of Music with Dina Parakhina.  Yuki has given professional solo recitals as part of the Leeds International Concert Series and at the Hexham Music Festival, as well as at Wakefield Cathedral and St Anne’s Church in Manchester. She has also played Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 with Leeds College of Music Symphony Orchestra.  Yuki is an active chamber musician having played in piano trios and quintets, and has worked as an accompanist for Manchester Metropolitan University and Leeds College of Music. Based in South Cheshire, she now combines performing with teaching privately and at Wrekin College in Telford.

 

 

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