St Bride's: Music - Michiko Shimanuki – piano

St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Michiko Shimanuki – piano

Tuesday, 21 May at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Michiko Shimanuki – piano

Barry Mills

Three Meditations for Piano

2. There but for Fortune

Michiko Shimanuki

In My Fantasies... I

R Schumann

Fantasie in C, op. 17

Michiko Shimanuki commenced her professional piano studies with Dame Fanny Waterman in Leeds at the age of 17. She obtained her performing diploma from the Royal College of Music (ARCM) and continued her studies with the late Kendall Taylor CBE in London and other prominent pianists in Europe and Japan. She spent her twenties giving concerts and then went on to study composition. She was awarded a full scholarship to study with Betsy Jolas at the Masterclass at the Academie de Musicale de Villecroze in 2003 and completed her PhD in Composition at King's College London in 2011. Her music has been performed by the London New Wind Ensemble, Ian Mitchell, Ellie Blackshaw, David Sutton Anderson, other professional performers and herself in London, Hertfordshire, Brighton and at St George's Bristol, and has been broadcast on radio specialising in women composers and contemporary music in the UK, USA and the Netherlands. One of her compositions, The Dreams and the Pendulum performed by the London New Wind Ensemble is featured in a CD, Millennial Masters vol.5 produced by Ablaze Records USA, released in January 2015. Michiko has resumed her performing activity since 2011 and has given concerts in London, Hertfordshire, Lincolnshire and Brighton. In 2018 Michiko premiered a piece specially composed for her by Barry Mills at the Borough New Music in London. This year she is celebrating Barry Mills' 70th Birthday performing more of his music in London and Brighton.

Michiko Shimanuki obtained her performing diploma from the Royal College of Music (ARCM). She was awarded a full scholarship to study with Betsy Jolas at the Masterclass at the Academie de Musicale de Villecroze in 2003 and completed her PhD in Composition at King's College London in 2011. Her music has been performed by, amongst others, the London New Wind Ensemble, Ian Mitchell, Ellie Blackshaw and David Sutton Anderson, in London, Hertfordshire, Brighton and at St George's Bristol. In 2018 Michiko premiered a piece specially composed for her by Barry Mills at the Borough New Music in London. This year she is celebrating Barry Mills' 70th Birthday performing more of his music in London and Brighton.