Recital: Yohei Nakajima – viola
Yohei Nakajima – violaM Reger
Präludien und Fugen, Op 117 No 2
(transcribed by Yohei Nakajima)
Capriccio ‘Hommage a Paganini’ in C minor for solo viola, Op 55I Albéniz
Asturias : Leyenda (Legend)
(transcribed by Michael Fernadez)
Tides of Mananan – Opus 64 (1987)J S Bach
from Partita No 2 in D minor for solo violin (BWV 1004)
Yohei Nakajima is a violist who studied viola under Rivka Golani and, prior to that, the violin under Mayumi Fujikawa at Trinity College of Music in London. He is supported by several awards and scholarships, and regularly performs in recitals and chamber music across the UK and Japan. He has also been invited to play in a number of international Festivals in the UK, Spain, Japan, USA and Israel, including Airas Nunes Aula de Cámara in Santiago de Compostela (2018), the Tarragona Music Festival (2016) and the International Bartók Seminar and Festival in Szombathely, Hungary (2013 and 2015). Recent projects include solo recitals of repertoire for solo violas, the complete Bach Cello Suites, recitals of multiple violas (two/four violas quartet) and his Solomon Piano Quintet’s tour in UK and Japan.
Yohei teaches both the violin and viola to students of all ages. He takes a structured approach to teaching, and encourages students to have confidence in performing the instrument. His unique approach has helped numerous students successfully complete music exams and a number of his students have also gone on to secure music scholarships at schools and colleges across the UK.
Passionate about exploring new possibilities for the viola, Yohei has created and performed his own transcripts of arrangements such as solo viola repertoires. He also continues to collaborate on various projects with Rivka Golani. Yohei holds a BA(Music), BMUS, FTCL (viola), LTCL (violin), and has also won several awards including the Barbirolli String Quartet prize (2011) and First Prize in the Cavatina Chamber Music Competition (2009). He is a member of the String Committee of the Blackheath Music Festival. Yohei plays a Hungarian viola by Otto Erdesz.
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