2017

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8th January 2017 13:00

 eplus Living Room Cafe, Tokyo

Midori Komachi (violin), Yukino Kano (piano)

Sunday Brunch Classics

 

Holst: Song without Words

Elgar: Salut d'Amour, Gavotte

Finzi: Elegy

Delius (arr.Komachi): La Calinda for violin and piano (from Opera 'Koanga')

Folksongs of the British Isles (arr. Komachi) for Violin and Piano


18-21st February 2017

Album Recording at Herstmonceux Castle, UK

with Symphanova

Canadian Music: Sesquicentennial


3rd March 2017 19:30

1901 Arts Club, London

Midori Komachi (violin), Simon Callaghan (piano)

Illustrated talk by Midori Komachi

 

Albert Sammons: Conversations with Delius, Elgar and Ireland

 

Delius: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.2

John Ireland: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.2

Elgar: Sonata for Violin and Piano

 

The English violinist Albert Sammons made extraordinary contributions in the development of works by British composers, during the early 20th Century. Along with an illustrated talk, this recital explores Sammons’ significant exchanges with composers, and his unique interpretations in the Violin Sonatas by Delius, Elgar and Ireland.

 

Tickets : £15 Adults
This recital is supported by the John Ireland Trust


5th March 2017, 18:00-22:00

Japanese Playback

Spiritland, London

with Nick Luscombe (BBC Radio 3 Broadcaster/DJ),

Hotei, Clive Bell, Tony Higgins

 

BBC Radio 3 Late Junction broadcaster and DJ Nick Luscombe presents a night of Japanese music with rare recordings, live performance and conversation mixing the worlds of classical and avant-garde to electronic, pop and rock. There will be a talk and performance from London-based violinist and writer Midori Komachi, plus words and music from Clive Bell, the Japanese music expert and performer.

 

Tickets: £11


8th March 2017 18:30

Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, London

The Creation and Future of Japanese Traditional Music

Yuka Takechi: Beyond Spring for Solo Violin

 

Details


16th March 2017, 19:30

Japan Sound Portrait

Cafe OTO, London

hosted by Nick Luscombe (BBC Radio 3 Broadcaster/DJ)

 

 Midori Komachi (Violin)

Makoto Nomura (Improvisation), Kumiko Yabu (Percussion), Abirdwhale (Composition), Verity Lane (Composition)

 

Midori will be presenting pieces for solo violin by contemporary Japanese composers, exploring the world of Japanese traditional sounds expressed by a Western instrument: challenging perceptions, pushing boundaries and discovering new possibilities. Midori will also be introducing folksongs from Japan, along with her arrangement for solo violin.

 

Tickets : £10, £8 (advance)


30th & 31st March 2017

Tallinn Music Week, Estonia

 

30th March, 15:15 : City Stage

31st March, 22:30: Mustpeade maja (Fraternity Hall)

Toshio Hosokawa: Spell
Toshi Ichiyanagi: Perspectives
Akira Nishimura: Characters of Flame
Yuka Takechi: Beyond the Spring
Joji Yuasa: My Blue Sky No.3

Details


April 2017

2nd Album Release, EM Records

featuring works for Violin Duo by 20th & 21st Century British Composers

 

REBECCA CLARKE Three Movements for Two Violins and Piano

PAUL PATTERSON Allusions Trio for Two Violins and Piano  (World Première Recording)

GORDON JACOB Four Bagatelles for Two Violins  (World Première Recording)

ERNEST JOHN MOERAN Sonata for Two Violins

ALAN RAWSTHORNE Theme and Variations for Two Violins


6th April 2017, 7pm

Princess Alexandra Hall

Royal Over-Seas League, London

Midori Komachi & Sophie Rosa (violins), Simon Callaghan (piano)

 

J.S. Bach: Double concerto for two violins and piano (accompaniment arr. Sauret)

E.J. Moeran: Sonata for two violins

Rebecca Clarke: Three movements for two violins and piano

Paul Patterson: Allusions Trio for two violins and piano (World Premiere)

Pablo de Sarasate: Navarra for two violins and piano

 

Tickets: On Sale January 2017

Medical Music Society of London


20th April 2017

Roppongi Hills Club, Tokyo

New York Connection

Works for Solo Violin


29th April 2017

flau meets Sonic Pieces

Japan Sound Portrait

Anyouin Temple

with Nick Luscombe (BBC Radio 3 Broadcaster/DJ)

Details


20th May 2017

St. Mary's Concerts

Streatly on  Thames, Berkshire

Midori Komachi & Sophie Rosa (violins)

 

E.J. Moeran  Sonata for Two Violins
Alan Rawsthorne  Theme and Variations
Béla Bartók  Duos for Two Violins Sz.98
Louis Spohr  Duo for Two Violins Op.67 in A minor

Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia

Tickets: £12

10th June 2017  09:00-10:45

HMDT Music Box, London

Works for Solo Violin


23rd June 2017, 19:30

1901 Arts Club, London

Warp and Weft: Works for Two Violins

Midori Komachi & Sophie Rosa  (violins)

Two award-winning violinists, Midori Komachi and Sophie Rosa come together to introduce pieces from their new album, Warp and Weft, featuring works for Two Violins by 20th Century British Composers.  A journey of virtuosity through interweaving lines, these pieces will be explored in relation to works by Bartók and Spohr.

Gordon Jacob  Four Bagatelles for Two Violins
E.J. Moeran  Sonata for Two Violins
Alan Rawsthorne  Theme and Variations
Béla Bartók  Duos for Two Violins Sz.98
Louis Spohr  Duo for Two Violins Op.67 in A minor

Tickets: £18  Book Online

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