Stansted House Musical Evening: Fumi Otsuki, violin and piano

“A Light Exists in Spring”:violin and piano. Fumi Otsuki accompanied by Sarah Kershaw.

Pieces by 3 composers in the second half of the C19th.

Hubert Parry: 2nd movement from Violin Sonata in D major

Ignacy Jan Paderewski: Melodie Op.16-2

Gabriel Faure: Sicilienne Op.78

Schubert’s music and influences by composers in previous generations

Franz Schubert: 1st movement from Violin Sonata No.1 Op.137

Maria Theresia von Paradis (arranged by Samuel Dushkin): Sicilienne

Christoph Willibald Gluck: “Melodie” from “Orfeo and Euridice”

Hills in Gloucestershire and seaside in Yorkshire

Herbert Howells: Pastorale Op.28-1

Ralph Vaughan Williams: No.2 “Spurn Point” from “6 Studies in English folksong”

Claude Debussy (arranged by Gaston Choisnel): En Bateau

Jules Massenet: “Meditation” from Thais

Hubert Parry: 1st movement from Violin Sonata in D major

Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending

Frederick Delius: 3rd movement from Violin Sonata No.3

Edvard Grieg: 2nd movement from Violin Sonata No.1 Op.8

Claude Debussy:(arranged by Leon Roques): La plus que lente L 121

Ralph Vaughan Williams: No.1 ‘Lovely on the water” and No.3 “Van Diemen’s Land” from “6 Studies in English folksong”

Fumi Otsuki was born in Sendai, Japan, and studied the violin with Gerhard Bosee and Masayoshi Kumai there, and Shizuko Ishii in Tokyo. He then moved to the U.K. to study violin with Jill Thoday, piano with Antonietta Notariello and composition with Nigel Clarke at The Royal Academy of Music, and then violin with Kun Hu and piano with Raymond Banning at Trinity College of Music in London. Further to this he has attended masterclasses in Dartington and Couchevel/private violin lessons in London with Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Tomotada Soh, Sigrun Edvaldsdottir, Andrea Jacobs-Gajic and Winifred Roberts.

He has given many concerts at cathedrals and churches, including the cathedrals of Southwark in London, Guildford, Portsmouth, Leicester and Newport, St Pewter in St Albans, Holy Trinity in Stratford-Upon-Avon, St Nicholas and Unitarian in Brighton, St Mary’s in Portchester and of course Holy Trinity in Gosport!

Sarah Kershaw graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire in 2001 with a first class degree in piano. She was particularly recognised for her skills as an accompanist and has worked extensively with singers and instrumentalists all over the world in both classical music, and also musical theatre and the pop world. Venues she has appeared at include The Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Barbican and also at The Brighton Theatre Royal accompanying cabaret artist Meow Meow. She has also performed on cruise ships for Cunard and P &O with a flute player for several years.

Tickets £15 (including interval refreshments). Friends of Stansted Park £10. To book, call: 023 9241 2265 and select option 4.

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