Masumi Yamamoto - Harpsichord
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Harpsichordist Masumi Yamamoto was born in Osaka Japan, grew up on Australia's Gold Coast and has been based in the UK since 2001. She has appeared at the Purcell Room, the Royal Albert Hall, St. John's Smith Square and Cadogan Hall as soloist and continuo player. Recent concerts have taken her to France, Germany, Norway and Italy, and she has also performed as far afield as Malaysia, Japan and Australia. Masumi was a prize winner at the International Harpsichord Competition in Bruges in 2007. A recital in London was given a four-star rating in The Independent: "her tempi follow the pulse of the heart, and her ornamentation is as natural as breathing".
Masumi graduated with a University Medal from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University in Brisbane Australia. In the UK, she studied at the Royal Academy of Music, then at Trinity College of Music with harpsichordist James Johnstone and was later "The English Concert" Junior Fellow with ensemble Melopoetica. She completed her PhD at the University of York.
More recently, Masumi made concerto appearances with Paulus Barokk in Norway, and London Concertante, Solisti Divini and the Keld Ensemble in the UK as well as with the Soloists of London in Spain. Her future engagements include solo and concerto performances in Japan as well as in the UK. Masumi is the Artistic Director of a new concert series 'Sydenham Concerts' launched in February 2016 which specialises mainly in concerts with period-instruments.
Masumi is also a keen teacher, and has given lessons and Masterclasses at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore and Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University in Australia. Masumi is Teacher of Harpsichord at St. Paul's Girls' School.




大阪府出身。1991年、家族と共にオーストラリアに移住。 グリフィス大学クィーンズランド音楽院 演奏学科、修士課程修了後、2001年に英国に渡り、王立音楽院、トリニティーカレッジで研修を積む。ソロ、通奏低音をジェームス・ジョンストン氏に師事。そのほか、キャロル・チェラージ、ケニス・ギルバート、シェティル・ハウグサンド、トレバー・ピノック、スキップ・センぺ、コリン・ティルニーなどのマスタークラスを受講。
これまで、パーセルルーム、ロイヤルアルバートホール、カドガンホールなどで演奏したほか、ヘンデル音楽祭、ブライトン古楽音楽祭、グリニッジ国際古楽音楽祭、ヨーク古楽音楽祭や、BBC のラジオ番組にも出演。2012年にはソロリサイタルが英インデペンデント紙で好評を得る。

現在はイギリス国内を中心にヨーロッパ各地、およびオーストラリアや東南アジアなどでソロ、コンチェルト、室内楽、オーケストラなど幅広い演奏活動を行っている。 また、最近では「シデナムコンサート」の音楽監督としてコンサート企画にも携わっている。

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