Dear Friends and supporters
This is a slightly early edition of the June Newsletter so as to give you good notice of the forthcoming concert by our 2016 Music Bursary winner, Christopher Quaid, and an update on the 2017Irish Heritage Music Bursary.
Summer event at Leighton House Museum on Wednesday 21st June 2017
Christopher Quaid, violin, will be performing his Bursary Winner’s concert, with his accompanist, Kumi Matsuo, piano, on Wednesday 21st June 2017 at Leighton House, Holland Park Road W14 8LZ at 7.30 pm. Booking details are set out below. I would like to remind you that capacity in Leighton House is limited and it is always a very popular event, so I advise you to book early so as not to be disappointed. Leighton House Museum is a beautiful venue with a fine concert hall and lovely gardens. See: www.rbkc.gov.uk/subsites/museums/leightonhousemuseum/visitus.aspx
Christopher Quaid was an outstanding winner of our Bursary, auditioned and adjudicated at the Wigmore Hall in November 2016. He is currently undertaking his Masters studies at the Royal College of Music, London, having graduated from the Royal Irish Academy of Music with First Class Honours. He has performed extensively with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and RTÉ Concert Orchestra and made his concerto debut with a performance of Wieniawski Concerto No. 2 at the National Concert Hall in Dublin in May 2016.
Kumi Matsuo was born in Tokyo, Japan, and graduated from the Toho Gakuen University of Music in Tokyo. In 2007 she moved to London for her further study at the Royal College of Music (RCM) where she gained an Artist Diploma and a Master of Music in Performance. During her studies at the RCM, she won RCM concerto competition twice. As a soloist, Kumi has performed with orchestras such as Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, and gave her New York debut at Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall in 2014. As a chamber musician, Kumi has performed on BBC Radio 3 and BBC TV 4.
Christopher, in conjunction with our Joint Artistic Director, Jean Kelly, has devised a wonderful programme include works by Brahms, Mozart, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Wieniawski and traditionalIrish Airs.
Further details on Christopher and Kumi and the music programme are on our website www.irishheritage.co.uk.
Tickets: £20 (incl. wine reception and programme): see footnote on the Reception
On-line: Click on DONATE button, (no booking fee), or
From: Kathy O’Regan, Tel: 020 7226 4578, E-mail: email@example.com.
Special price of £10 for under 30s booking on-line, limited and subject to availability.