Lunchtime Classical Recital: Amorino, Fumoleau & Kawamura.

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Friday 3rd May | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

LIVE Lit & Phil Event | FREE

Image of Kawamura, Fumoleau and Amorino

Image of Kawamura, Fumoleau and Amorino | Images provided by performers

Friday 3rd May | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Alessandra Amorino earned an MMus in Flute from the Conservatory of Cagliari (Italy) and a BA in Chamber Music from the Conservatory of Rome (Italy). She was awarded the Berio Prize at the “Severino Gazzelloni Fellowship Competition” 2002, for the best performance of Berio’s “Sequenza I”. As an expert in contemporary music, she performs as soloist and plays flute(s) in two renowned Italian chamber ensembles: Imago Sonora and Piccola Accademia degli Specchi (PadS), participating in major music festivals across Europe, giving several world and Italian premieres of dedicated scores. She has extensive experience working in orchestras and chamber ensembles (from duo to sextet), with a repertoire ranging from classical to contemporary music. She has participated in the recording of film soundtracks and new music by distinguished composers, such as Ennio Morricone, released on international labels.

She frequently served as principal flute/piccolo and second flute several classical and pop/ rock music orchestras: R3O Orchestra in Rome (2002-2016), Spoleto’s Teatro Lirico Orchestra (59th season); Renato Zero’s and PFM’s orchestra; Italian television (RAI) and in UK in several musicals and as second flute in the Royal Northern Sinfonia in Newcastle upon Tyne. As a member of PAdS, she also recorded three CDs (Minimamachta, Centaur Record, USA, 2009; House of Mirrors, Zefir Records, The Netherlands, 2011 and Collision Point, Belarca Records, USA, 2019). She is flute teacher at the Emmanuel College and at the Sage Gateshead; she has been collaborating with the Music Department of Durham University as flute performance teacher since 2019. She has an MA in Art History from the Roma Tre University.

Hannah Fumoleau studied at the University of Wales, Cardiff and has since furthered her vocal studies with singers as eminent as Claire Powell, Lynne Dawson, Mhairi Lawson, Alison Barton, and Dane Chalfin. Hannah’s solo repertoire includes most of the standard oratorio works and she has also performed as soloist with Royal Northern Sinfonia and with the Northern Chords Festival. She performed the solo John Cage work The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs live on BBC Radio 3, and has performed with the Brundibar and Northern Chords festivals. A prolific choral singer, Hannah is a founder member of the award-winning chamber choir Voices of Hope and also sings with the St James Consort.

Pianist Yoshie Kawamura was born in Japan in 1984, and has been a resident in the UK since the age of 11. She completed both her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama as a pianist, studying with Joan Havill. She then continued her music studies for a further 3 years at the Musikhochschule Freiburg in Germany, with Professor Mishory. In 2013, Yoshie returned to the UK to begin her second Masters Degree in Cultural Management at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, where she is now based.

As a pianist she has given many performances worldwide including; Germany’s 200th year of celebration for Chopin, at Freiburg Musikhochschule, recitals at Luzern Marianischer Saal, Lunchtime Concert Series at Berliner Philharmoniker, and the International Stichting Apeldoon Festival in the Netherlands. She was also invited to join the Berlin Philharmonic Quartet in performing Schumann’s Piano Quintet on their tour of Japan; subsequently receiving an invitation from the Poznan Philharmonia to perform as a soloist in a series of concerts in Poland.

Yoshie is the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including the Winner of the Somerset Festival’s Millennium Cup, prizes in the Watford Festival, and Bronze Medal at the Marlow International Concerto Competition. She has performed extensively across the UK and Europe, as a soloist and chamber musician at venues including: the Royal Opera House, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, St. John’s Smith Square, St. George’s Bristol, Kaiser Wilheim Gedachtnis Kirche in Berlin, Marianischer Saal in Luzern, Berliner Philharmoniker, Orpheus concert hall in the Netherlands and Matsuzakaya Hall in Nagoya, Japan.

A LIVE Lit & Phil Event | FREE

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