Fujita Piano Trio
Wednesday 3rd March 2010, 7:30pm
Honoka Fujita ~ cello Megumi Fujita ~ piano Arisa Fujita ~ violin
The Fujita sisters from Japan have been playing chamber music together since early childhood. They made a highly acclaimed debut at the Wigmore Hall in March 1999. Concert engagements have taken the Trio to more than 100 venues in the UK. Overseas, they have played in Canada, France, Italy, Ireland, Romania, Egypt, Morocco and Turkey, and they have won numerous awards and prizes, both as a Trio and individually.
Arisa studied with David Takeno at the Guildhall School of Music, London (where she now teaches), Honoka studied at the Guildhall School with Jennifer Ward Clarke and Raphael Wallfisch, where the Trio also received coaching from the Takacs Quartet. Megumi studied at the Menuhin School with Louis Kentner, Simon Nicholls and Vlado Perlemuter and continued her studies at the Royal College of Music with Irina Zaritskaya. They won the Chamber Music Prize at the Guildhall School in 1994.
The Trio has recorded Toru Takemitsu Chamber Works for ASV Records, Tchaikovsky Piano Trio, Shostakovich/Ravel Piano Trios, Schubert Piano Trios, and the Dvorak/Smetana Piano Trios with the Swedish label Intim Musik. Arisa has released Ysaye’s six Sonatas for Solo Violin Op. 27, and Megumi, Rachmaninov 24 Preludes. Visit their website
We are extremely privileged that composer Arthur Butterworth has agreed to attend this concert.
There is a full biography of him in the printed programme.
Haydn ~ Piano Trio in G, Hob.XV25 Gypsy Rondo.
Mendelssohn ~ Piano Trio in D minor, Op.67
Arthur Butterworth ~ Piano Trio No.2, Op.121
Clara Schumann ~ Piano Trio in G, Op.32