Ito, who began playing cello aged eight, has long taken inspiration from the music of Sergei Rachmaninov – the composer who wrote his first piece for the cello while still a teenager. Together Ito and Gulyak aim to capture Rachmaninov’s melancholy, soulfulness and impassioned writing for both instruments. Their programme will include the Sérénade in B flat minor, the Prelude in G flat major, Op. 23 No. 10, and the G minor Cello Sonata, Op 19.
The lunchtime concert, on Saturday 2 June, is promoted by Avex Classics International which brings the best of Japanese talent to UK audiences.
Yuki Ito has performed with many renowned orchestras and artists including Vladimir Ashkenazy, David Geringas, Seiji Ozawa and Julian Lloyd Webber.
Gulyak was awarded first prize and the Princess Mary Gold Medal at
the Sixteenth Leeds International Piano Competition –
woman in the history of the competition to achieve this distinction.
She is now
professor of the piano at the Royal College of Music.
|What||Rachmaninov for Cello, Wigmore Hall|
|Where||Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 2BP | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Bond Street (underground)|
On 02 Jun 18, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
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