Classical violinist Midori in concert at Oxted’s Music Room

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The Music Room at Oxted – Foyle Riding, Red Lane- is once again hosting another classical concert.

Japanese violinist Midori Komachi who translated a book about the English composer Frederick Delius into her native language, and visited his grave at St Peters Church in Limpsfield, will be presenting an Autumn Afternoon concert on Sunday, September 9 at 3p-m.
She will be accompanied by pianist John Paul Ekins and the music will feature Delius, John Ireland, Sir Arnold Bax and Elgar.

Midori, who has performed as a soloist extensively throughout Europe and Japan, is now basing her work in London and Tokyo, and her performances have been frequently broadcast on tv, BBC Radio 3, and various media in UK and Japan. In 2017, NHK TV broadcast a documentary about her projects to promote works by British and Japanese composers in both countries.

The Music Room was originally opened in the 1920s by world famous cellist Beatrice Harrison and her sisters, who were visited by many famous people and composers such as The Princess Victoria – Sir Edward Elgar – Sir Thomas Beecham Sir Arnold Bax – John Ireland – Roger Quilter – Cyril Scott – Herbert Hughes – Zoltan Kodaly – Percy Grainger – Sir Eugene Goosens – Gerald Moore and many more.

While at the Music Room, you are welcome to take a walk in the beautiful garden also renowned for the first ever live outdoor broadcast by the BBC where Beatrice was recorded with the nightingales.

For details email sandeebrown2000@hotmail.com or ring 07944616737.

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