Vaughan Williams: Complete Works for Violin and Piano 

Midori Komachi (violin), Simon Callaghan (piano)


Release on 1st July 2022

MusiKaleido MKCD002


  • Romance and Pastorale (1912 -1914) 
  • The Lark Ascending (original version for violin and piano) (1914-1920) 
  • Sonata for Violin and Piano in A minor (1954)
  • 6 Studies in English Folksong (1926)


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As part of Vaughan Williamss 150th Anniversary celebrations, RVW150, this album will give listeners a full insight into the composers works for Violin and Piano, played by Midori Komachi and Simon Callaghan, who have performed and researched the music of 20th Century British composers to critical acclaim. Accompanying their performance will be a CD booklet including photos specially taken with the artists for this album at Leith Hill Place, Vaughan Williamss childhood home. Additionally, based on extensive research in the manuscript archives, Komachi's liner notes in this booklet illustrate how these pieces encompass the composer's complete musical development.   


Recorded at Wyastone Recording Studio, Monmouth UK, on 30th & 31st July 2021


Producer: Adrian Farmer

Editor: Simon Callaghan 







RVW Project

This release is part of 'RVW Project' led by Midori Komachi, aiming to bring Vaughan Williams's music to a wider audience in the UK and Japan through publication, recordings film and events.  


Still image from Music Video of 'Romance' - released alongside the album ©Musicarta Media
Still image from Music Video of 'Romance' - released alongside the album ©Musicarta Media

With a particular connection to Leith Hill Place, the 1st track Romance has inspired a production of a music video, which has been filmed with the artist at this location, and this will be released along with the album.

The CD will be available in both English and Japanese versions. The Japanese version will be released in August 2022


Press Release - RVW150 Midori Komachi
RVW150 Album press release - Midori Koma
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CD Launch Concert (UK)
Saturday 9th July  2022, 6:30pm   
Leith Hill Place, Leith Hill Lane, Dorking RH5 6LU 

 A launch concert at Leith Hill Place (National Trust), Vaughan Williamss childhood home, where Midori Komachi and Simon Callaghan will present the album with an illustrative talk about the composers works for violin and piano. 

  • Label: MusiKaleido 
  • Supported by the Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust, Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, The Nimbus Foundation 
  • Publicity: Archery Promotions