2013 - 2014
10 January, 2014
AISA IJIRI (piano)
Born in Kyoto, Aisa made her debut in Europe at the age of 15 in Warsaw, since when she has gone on to give recitals all over the world. In 2011 she was chosen to perform in the ‘Pianists of the World’ series in London, and her first CD ‘Pilgrimage’ was released, with music by Schumann and Liszt. One of her main teachers has been Gordon Fergus-Thompson.
7 February, 2014
WU STRING QUARTET
After studying at Shanghai Conservatoire Qian Wu moved to Chethams School in 2000, where she formed her quartet in 2002. They have performed many times on Radio 3, in the Wigmore Hall, the Purcell Room and the BBC Proms, as well as in Vienna, Florence, Ischia and Beijing.
7 March, 2014
ROSANNA TER BERG (flute), LEO NICHOLSON (piano)
Rosanna is the winner of a 2012 Philip and Dorothy Green Award. In the words of one reviewer, her ‘amazing flute wizardry compares favourably with Harry Potter’s wand-waving magic’. Leo Nicholson too has been praised for his subtlety and fluency. Their rapport is ‘exemplary’.
4 April, 2014
LLANGOLLEN OPERATIC SOCIETY TROUPE
In September 1908 an appeal was made in Llangollen for musicians who could feed the local appetite for light opera, and in April 2009 ‘HMS Pinafore’ was performed in the town. The cast were praised for their ‘histrionic and elocutionary ability’, and a tradition was born that has persisted until today. The Troupe are the Society’s travelling members.
All concerts take place at 7.3O pm in the hall of Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor