• THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2020


    Kreisler : Praeludium and Allegro in the style of G. Pugnani
    Bach : Unaccompanied Cello Suite No 1 in G Major, BWV 1007
    Schuman: Adagio and Allegro, op 70
    Rachmaninoff : Sonata in G minor for Cello and Piano, op19

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    Cellist Shinko Hanaoka has performed as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestra player worldwide. During her 14 years as a member of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra cello section in London, she performed in more than 35 countries. She has also worked with the BBC Symphony Orchestra on a regular basis and was invited as a guest principal cellist in the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Northern Sinfonia.
    As a recitalist, she has performed in the Wigmore Hall in London, the Landsdowne Club in the Bluthener Piano Recital Series in London, the Recital Hall in Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and major recital halls in Tokyo such as the Toppan Hall and the Oji Hall. Her former piano trio group, the Mondsee Piano Trio, won the Harold Craxton Prize and John Ireland Prize and appeared in the BBC Radio 3 Young Artist Concert Series. She was a principal cellist of the chamber music group Royal Academy Soloists which released their first CD “The Musical Landscape” sponsored by the British Land Company. As a chamber musician, she had the honor of performing for the the BBC Diana Memorial Concert and for the Royal Banquet by Queen Elizabeth II for the Japanese Emperor and Empress’ UK visit.
    She was appointed as a member of the special faculty at the Maestro-ra Music Academy in Tokyo in 2010 and continues to provide masterclasses and lessons there. In addition, Shinko gives private lessons at The Nippon Club in New York City.
    Shinko holds degrees from the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Japan, the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music in the United Kingdom and studied at Illinois State University. Shinko was a prize winner of the 62nd Japan Music Competition and the 1″ Viva Hall Cello Competition.

    Pianist Reiko Uchida is recognized as one of the finest, most versatile pianists on the scene today. First prize winner of the Joanna Hodges Piano Competition, Ms. Uchida has appeared as a soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Orchestra of the Curtis Institute, and the Santa Fe Symphony, among others. Ms. Uchida made her New York solo debut in 2001 at Carnegie’s Weill Hall under the auspices of the Abby Whiteside Foundation. She has performed solo and chamber music concerts throughout the world, including the United States, Japan, France, Italy, Germany, Russia, Finland, Bulgaria, and the Czech Republic, in venues including Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the 92nd Street Y, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Kennedy Center, the White House, and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. Her festival appearances include Spoleto, Tanglewood, Santa Fe, Marlboro, and the Laurel Festival of the Arts.

    As a chamber musician, she was one of the first pianists selected for Chamber Music Society Two, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s program for outstanding emerging artists. She has been a recital partner for Jennifer Koh, David Shifrin, Jaime Laredo, and Sharon Robinson, with whom she performed the complete works of Beethoven for cello and piano. She has also collaborated with the Borromeo and Tokyo String Quartets. She is a member of the Laurel Trio, and the Moebius Ensemble, a group specializing in 20th century music in residence at Columbia University.

    Ms. Uchida holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Claude Frank and Leon Fleisher, a Master’s degree from the Mannes College of Music, and an Artist Diploma from the Juilliard School. She currently resides in New York City where she is an associate faculty member at Columbia University.

    Management: Hiroko Onoyama
    Contact: onoyama.hiroko@gmail.com


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