Open Academy/Wigmore Hall Learning Fellowship
Miyabi Duo (Saki Kato and Hugh Millington) has become a fellowship ensemble at the Wigmore Hall Learning, in partnership with Royal Academy of Music.
Open Academy Fellowship
Saki has become a fellow at the Royal Academy of Music for the Open Academy Department, which focuses on co-creative music-making within the wider community. She will be working on various workshop projects in a wide range of settings including hospitals, care homes and primary schools.
Highly Strung Music: Guitar Chamber Music by Edward Cowie
This concert will celebrate many of Edward Cowie's guitar chamber music which will include TWO World Premiere pieces by him. One of the world premiere pieces, Basho Meditation was written by Cowie for the Miyabi Duo in April 2019. Another world premiere piece, California Suite will be premiered by Saki Kato and the Bell Quartet. This concert will also feature TWO World Premiere pieces by James Batty and Stephen Balfour.
Venue: David Josefowitz Recital Hall, Royal Academy of Music, London, UK
Programme details below:
Basho Meditations (Miyabi Duo) by Edward Cowie *World Premiere
Eight Sonic Haiku
New Guitar Duo piece (Miyabi Duo) by Stephen Balfour *World Premiere
Kandinsky (Guitar Quartet) by Edward Cowie (b. 1943)
New Guitar Quintet piece by James Batty *World Premiere
California Suite (Guitar Quintet) by Edward Cowie *World Premiere
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