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Bach’s Keyboard Partitas through the sound worlds of Harpsichord and Piano
Friday, 1st of June 2018
①Mini lecture / 16h45-17h30
Understanding and Interpreting Bach on harpsichord and piano (English & Japanese)
②Concert / 19h-21h
1st half: Kay Ueyama, Harpsichord
Partita No.1 BWV 825 B-dur Partita No.5 BWV829 G-dur
2nd half: Orhan Memed, Piano
Partita No.3 BWV827 a-moll Partita No.4 BWV828 D-dur
Lecture&Concert ticket: ￥5,000
Lecture& Concert (Special price for two tickets) ￥9,000
Recital Hall, Tokyo Opera City B1 Connecting to the 「Hatsudai」station, 5min. Next stop to Shinjyuku with Keiko Shinsen line.
Kay Ueyama (Harpsichord)
Born in London, Kay Ueyama grew up in Tokyo. Kay earned prizes at the Paola Bernardi Harpsichord competition in Italy in 2003 and in the Yamanashi Early Music competition in Japan in 2005. Kay is currently a part-time teacher in harpsichord at the Kyoto city of art university and Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts.
She is active as both a soloist and a chamber musician in Europe, the United States, and Japan. She was selected to perform as a soloist with Ensemble Prometheus21 and the Orchestra Les Siècles.
Her performances have been broadcast on Dutch AVRO classic radio channel, Mezzo TV, and France musique. She has been invited to a number of major music venus, including Mozart festival at the UNESCO World Heritage Centre Würzburg residence (Germany), Salle Pleyel (France), The Royal Chapel at the Château de Versailles (France), and at the Concertgebouw (Holland).
In 2002, Kay Ueyama first performed the Goldberg Variations in Boston.
In 2011, she recorded sonatas for cello of J.P.Duport with Raphael Pidoux on Integral Classic and it was selected as a “Silver prize” by Record Geijyutsu (Art of Disque). She has also recorded her first solo album Bach:Goldberg Variations which was selected as “Diapason Decouverte” in France,”Gold prize” by Record Geijyutsu (Art of Disque) and the ASAHI Newspaper.
Kay studied piano at the Toho School of Music, Performance Diploma in piano at the Longy School of Music (U.S), harpsichord at the Amsterdam Conservatory (Holland), Boulogne Conservatoire (France), and earned Masters Degrees from both The Longy School of Music (U.S) in harpsichord and The Royal Conservatory of Brussels (Belgium) in pianoforte.
Kay has studied piano under Yoriko Kojima,Victor Rosenbaum,Dang Thai Son, fortepiano under Piet Kuijken and Boyan Vodenitcharov and harpsichord under Peter Sykes, Menno van Delft, Christophe Rousset and Huguette Dreyfus.
Orhan Memed (Piano)
Orhan Memed lives in Rome and has performed extensively throughout Europe. After piano and violin studies in the United States at the University of Southern California, and a doctorate in musicology at the University of Oxford, he moved to Paris to study with Huguette Dreyfus where he was awarded the Médaille d’or à l’unanimité avec félicitations du jury and the Prix d’Excellence.
While beginning a performing career in the early 90s, Orhan Memed was named editor then managing director at Éditions de l’Oiseau-Lyre. His own published research encompasses early English keyboard music, eighteenth-century French vocal music and Macedonian folk music. He has taught courses on the history of music and the history of opera for the Vassar College-Wesleyan University Programme in Paris since 1998. His is currently preparing the edition of the complete keyboard works of Benjamin Cosyn for Musica Britannica.
In 1999 he was named Artistic Director of the Académie musicale de Villecroze in the south of France where he directed and organised masterclasses, composition workshops and musicological colloquia over the last ten years. Orhan Memed is producer and author of several documentary films on artists such as Christa Ludwig, Betsy Jolas, Keiko Abe and Jessye Norman. He has brought out recordings of Bach’s Goldberg Variations in 2011, the Partitas in 2013, and the Toccatas in 2016. Haydn&Mozart is his first solo piano album.