13-14 Cornwall Terrace 4QP
Outer Cir, London NW1
We welcome back the lute and baroque guitarist Taro Takeuchi to the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation. Together with mezzo-soprano Sophia Brumfitt, he will perform some of the finest pieces from the time of Jane Austen. The concert will include pieces by Mozart, Handel, Haydn and others.
About the contributors:
1. Taro Takeuchi was born in Kyoto, Japan. After completing his degrees in law and music in Tokyo, he studied early music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.He has made numerous recordings for Deux-Elles, EMI, Hyperion Records, Harmonia Mundi, the BBC and others. His solo recordings ‘Folias!, The Century That Shaped the Guitar’ and’ Affectuoso: Virtuoso Guitar Music from the 18th Century’ were received with critical acclaim and high praise.
2. Sophia Brumfitt started singing in the South Wilts Girls Grammar School A Capella Choir where she first discovered her love of Early Choral Church Music. She continued her studies at Dartington College of Arts, Lancaster University, ENO and The Royal College of Music. Since then her studies have continued under Mary King, Nigel Rogers, Emma Kirkby, Eric Mentzel, Gabriel Garrido and now continues with Jessica Cash.