VIOLIN and piano duo Lisa Ueda and Daniele Rinaldo are Inverness Chamber Music’s latest Town House guests on Tuesday 5th February.
Both Japan’s Ueda and Italian Rinaldo have been recognized by awards from the Tunnell Trust for Young Musicians.
The Trust was set up by family and friends in memory of John Tunnell, the founder of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and his wife Wendy to provide opportunities for exceptional musicians to perform for Scottish music clubs. With the support of a list of patrons from the great and the good of classical music, each year the directors and advisers have to audition and select four young ensembles from about 200 applicants.
Ueda was educated at Osaka International School where she studied violin with Miyuki Emura and Hisako Tsuji, during which time she performed in London, Boston Tanglewood, Toronto, Japan, Shanghai, Munich, Geneva and Vienna. Upon completing high school, she moved to London where she graduated with First Class Honours from the Royal Academy of Music. She completed her Masters degree with Distinction on a scholarship from RAM, under the tutelage of Richard Deakin.
Ueda plays a 1596 Brothers Amati violin on loan from Filippo Protani Violins.
Rinaldo received his musical education at the New England Conservatory in Boston with Sergey Schepkin, at the Pollini Conservatory in Padova with Ines Scarlino, and at the Accademia Nazionale Santa Cecilia in Rome with Sergio Perticaroli. He then studied at the RAM in London with Professor Christopher Elton and currently is pursuing the Solistendiplom at the Basel Musik-Akademie with Claudio Martinez Mehner. He also worked closely with artists such as Andràs Schiff, Aldo Ciccolini, Dimitri Bashkirov, Michael Roll, Rainer Schmidt and Howard Shelley.
Tuesday’s programme, which begins at 8pm, will feature sonatas by Debussy, Janacek, Medtner, Dvorak and Franck.
Tickets for the concert by the Ueda Rinaldo Duo can be reserved on line on the Inverness Chamber Music website at www.invernesschambermusic.com, purchased in advance through Eden Court box office or obtained on the night at the door from 7.30pm.
The lunchtime At One With Music concert on Wednesday 20th February will feature past Tunnell Trust Award recipients the Fell Clarinet Quartet.
Formed in 1999 at the Royal Northern College of Music, two years later the Quartet was awarded the RNCM Professional Diploma, with distinction, the college’s highest accolade.
In 2003/2004 the quartet was one of the award winners from the Tunnell Trust and has performed in venues such as the Purcell Room in London and Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, as well as enjoying a partnership with the Imperial War Museum North, playing works inspired by times of conflict. In addition the quartet is Woodwind Ensemble in Residence at the University of Salford, Greater Manchester. Admission to the 50 minute concert by the Fell Clarinet Quartet will cost £5 for adults and £1 for children, payable at the door on the day from 12.30pm.