St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Tomonari Tsuchiya - piano

Friday, 28 March at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Tomonari Tsuchiya - piano

Shostakovich

24 Prelude and Fugue Op.87

    No.4 in E minor

Beethoven

Sonata No.21, C major, Op.53

   Allegro con brio
   Introduzione: Adagio molto - attacca  
   Rondo. Allegretto moderato - Prestissimo

Tomonari Tsuchiya, born in Tokyo in 1987, began his piano studies at the age of six with Vicky Goon Menliew and later with Shane Thio from Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Soon after he entered Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin at the age of fourteen, he started to win prizes at both national and international competitions and gave his first recital in front of the Irish President at her residence and Russian Federation Embassy in Limerick. He currently holds fourteen prizes including the 3rd prize International Piano Competition Named after S.V. Rachmaninov in Veliky Novgorod, Russia and 2nd prize Kawai Asia International Piano Competition in Hong Kong.

Tomo is also a holder of academic scholarships for the past eleven years. In 2005, he left Royal Irish Academy with honours along with his Professor, Deirdre Doyle, and continued his studies in France with Russian Pianist, Roustem Saitkoulov and at Ecole Normale de Music in Paris with Prof. France Clidat where he was awarded 3rd prize Hubert de Luze Loris Talmart.  Few years later, he moved to London and expanded his repertoire even more with the eminent Benjamin Kaplan.

Currently, he is extending his studies at Guildhall School of Music with Noriko Ogawa and Peter Bithell, and giving lunchtime recitals in his spare time. Recently, he gave a recital at the St. Martin's in the field London and at the Russian Cultural Centre in KL in front of the Russian Ambassadress.