An Evening with Kay Ueyama
Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London, W1G 7LP
A drinks reception from 18:30
Asia House and Cambridge Early Music are delighted to present: An Evening with Kay Ueyama
The evening will mark the UK premier performance of prize-winning harpsichordist Kay Ueyama and will consist of works by classical and Japanese composers. The two Japanese pieces that Kay will perform are by Kozaburo Y. Hirai (1910-2002) and Kiyoshi Nobitoki (1887-1965), the latter of which is based on an old Tohoku popular folk song. These works have never been played in the UK before. Kay Ueyama will also play her own arrangement of the most famous of Japanese traditional songs, Sakura (Cherry Blossom).
A drinks reception will follow the performance.
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)A New Ground in E minor Z.T682 Here the Deities Approve, from Welcome to All the Pleasures Suite in D Major Z.667
George Frederick Handel (1685-1759) Suite Nr.5 E-Dur HWV430
Kiyoshi Nobutoki (1887-1965) Tohoku Folk song Sansa Shigure Nambu Ushi-oi-uta
Kozaburo Y. Hirai (1910-2002) arr. Kay Ueyama SAKURA-SAKURA Fantasy
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Partita No.1 BWV 825
Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer (1705-1755) Pièces de Clavecin La Sensible La Marche des Scythes
is a prize-winning professional Japanese harpsichordist. Born in London, she grew up in Tokyo. She studied piano at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Mass., and harpsichord at the Amsterdam Conservatory, and, in Paris with Christophe Rousset and Huguette Dreyfus. Kay won prizes at the Paola Bernardi Harpsichord competition in Italy in 2003 and in the Yamanashi Early Music competition in Japan in 2005. She teaches at the Kyoto City of Art University and Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts, and is active as a soloist and a chamber musician in Europe, the United States and Japan, but has never before performed in the UK. The event is generously supported by the Great British Sasakawa Foundation in collaboration with Cambridge Early Music and their Chair, Dame Mary Archer.