The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation will host a recital by award-winning violinist Ms Lisa Ueda, in aid of the children of Fukushima, who have still been suffering from the effects of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami disasters. This year is particularly poignant, as it marks the fifth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake. The 5th of May is Kodomo no hi (Children’s Day) in Japan, and Lisa also performed at the Foundation on Children’s Day in 2011 and 2015.
Lisa will perform Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” Sonata, followed by Respighi’s Sonata. She will be joined by her distinguished duo pianist, Daniele Rinaldo.
Lisa and the Daiwa Foundation would like to ask you to support Academy Camp, a Japanese charity helping and supporting the children of Fukushima to expand their experience of study by taking them to academic camps. GlobalGiving, a crowdfunding service for non-profits around the world, will match 100% all donations to Academy Camp for children in Fukushima and other Tohoku projects while funds remain.
Please take part in this wonderful opportunity to help them.
The recital will be held from 7pm at St Pancras Church, near Euston station. A map is available here.AcademyCamp on GlobalGiving. Donate here More information about the Duo Lisa Ueda on Facebook
About the contributors
Lisa Ueda is an award-winning and dynamic soloist and chamber musician. She made her professional concerto début with the Kansai Philharmonic in 2009 and has appeared as a recitalist at the Wigmore Hall and other international venues of this calibre. Lisa’s career has been warmly supported by the Tunnell Trust and Kirckman Concert Society Awards, and has received a full ABRSM International Scholarship, Carr-Gregory Award, ABRSM Macklin Bursary Award, San Martino Scholarship, Bach Prize, Clumber Studio Scholarship, Poulett Scholarship, amongst others.
A unique international education has made Lisa the open hearted artist she is today: Lisa was born in Japan, educated at Osaka International School where she achieved the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and IB Bilingual Diploma. She studied with Hisako Tsuji, Miyuki Emura, Richard Deakin; and great artists as Gyorgy Pauk and Tasmin Little have been a source of guidance and inspiration during her time at the Royal Academy of Music, and since.
Charitable causes have always been close to Lisa’s heart; and a number of her performances annually are solely for the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust and the children of Japan. Passionate about strengthening UK-Japan relations, she has performed for various special guests over the years, including International Olympic Committee guests during the London 2012 Olympics for Tokyo 2020.
Lisa plays on a 1775 Antonio Gagliano on kind loan.
Daniele Rinaldo is a prize-winning Italian pianist and chamber musician. Rinaldo received his musical education at the Royal Academy of Music in London studying with Christopher Elton, at the Accademia Nazionale Santa Cecilia in Rome with Sergio Perticaroli and at the New England Conservatory in Boston with Sergey Schepkin. He has been awarded prizes in many international competitions, including the Paloma O’Shea in Santander, Cleveland and the Maria Canals in Barcelona, amongst others.
Rinaldo has already performed in major venues and festivals all over the world, such as “Rising Stars” in Alice Tully Hall, Chelsea Music Festival and Steinway Hall in New York, Lorin Maazel’s Castleton Festival, Barbican, St. John’s Smith Square and St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London, Konzerthaus in Berlin, in the main halls of Paris, Basel, Zurich, Rome, Salzburg and Frankfurt, as well as touring extensively across Europe, East Asia and South America. He has played with numerous orchestras all over the world, such as the New York Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra de la Suisse Romande, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, Orquesta Nacional de España and Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma, under the baton of conductors such as Kurt Masur, Ken-David Masur, and Howard Shelley.