7.30pm Saturday, 14 May 2011
Tadashi Imai - piano
Compared to Lionel Tertis and William Primrose by Classic FM magazine Eniko Magyar is one of the most exciting and imaginative violists of her generation.
After giving her solo debut with orchestra at the age of 13 and winning the 1st prize at the Franz Liszt Academy's violin competition at 17 she gave concerts and recitals in Germany, Romania and Hungary. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from the Franz Liszt Academy Eniko was awarded a full scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music, London, with Martin Outram. During her studies she was awarded the Theodore Holland Viola Prize and received the 2nd prize at the NYOS Staffa Awards in Glasgow, Scotland.
Her recently released debut CD "The English Viola" by Naxos received rave reviews from the international press and has been broadcast numerous times on BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, the US nationally syndicated programme “Classical 24” and other stations around the world. Prize winner of several international competitions Eniko enjoys a varied career as a soloist and chamber musician and has recently been selected to be promoted by the Making Music Concert Promoters Network.
She has performed as soloist with major orchestras and has appeared in prestigious music festivals such as the Verbier Academy, IMS Prussia Cove, Academia Musica de Santander, the Budapest Spring Festival, Young Praha Festival, Cork Chamber Music Festival and in venues such as Wigmore Hall, Musikverein, St. John`s, Smith Square, Conway Hall and King`s Place. 2011-12 engagements include concerto performances with the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra,the Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra, the Corinthian Chamber Orchestra, the Hertfordshire Philharmonia, and others.
A passionate teacher, Eniko was one of the main coaches at the Verbier Amateur Chamber Music Festival in 2007, as well as coaching chamber music at the Royal Academy of Music in the academic year of 2008/2009. Eniko plays a Giovanni Grancino viola c. 1700, which is kindly loaned to her by the Royal Academy of Music and is grateful for the generous support of the Leverhulme Trust, English Speaking Union, the Wingate Foundation, and the Hungarian Culture Centre, London.
Tadashi Imai made his debut in Tokyo in 1997 under the auspices of the Japan Committee of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. As a prize-winner of several international competitions in Japan and the United States, he has performed Chopin’s Piano Concerto no.1 with the Osaka Symphoniker and Tchaikovsky’s Concerto no. 1 with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. As a Grand Prize winner of the Grand Prix International Chopin Competition, he made his New York debut at Carnegie Hall.
Tadashi is a graduate of Toho Gakuen College of Music, the Texas Christian University and the Royal Academy of Music, London. Since 2005, Tadashi has been working with the violinist and academy professor György Pauk’s violin class. In 2008, he was appointed Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM). His concert commitments include solo recitals and chamber music concerts in Japan, England, France, Ireland, Spain, Holland, Poland and Germany.
This concert has been supported by the Making Music Concert Promoters' Network scheme: www.makingmusic.org.uk/cpn
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