Upcoming: Art Of Music Showcases Mirei Tsuji

April 16, 2013

The Bermuda National Gallery [BNG], in partnership with the Family Centre, will be showcasing acclaimed pianist Mirei Tsuji at an upcoming Art of Music event later this month [Apr. 26].

The Art of Music fundraiser series hosted by the BNG was launched in 2011. Ms Tsuji’s programme for solo piano celebrates the genius of 18th century Mozart and then transports the audience into the 19th century for an appreciation of Spanish composers: Granados, Turina and Albeniz. The programme will conclude with Chopin’s Sonata in B minor which holds a very important place in contemporary concert repertoire.

BNG chairman, Gary L. Phillips said: “I had the joy of hearing pianist Mirei Tsuji perform in Paris, France last summer and knew immediately that I wanted to share her extraordinary virtuosity and interpretative style with Bermuda.

“The Bermuda National Gallery is, however, equally delighted to collaborate with the Family Centre and to present this Art of Music experience under the distinguished patronage of Mr. Richard D. Butterfield and Mrs. Susan Butterfield whose passion and commitment for the arts in Bermuda continues to move this community to greater enlightenment.”

Family Centre executive director Martha Dismont said: “The arts are a vital aspect of a healthy society and the Bermuda National Gallery is an organization that is committed to reaching all people and families in our community with the inspiration that art provides. Family Centre is delighted to be associated with this Art of Music event, featuring pianist Mirei Tsuji.

“We are honoured to have the support of BNG and the community to assist us as we reach out to more families with helping services that strengthen children and positive parenting in Bermuda.”

Mirei Tsuji started playing the piano at the age of four in Algeria. After returning to Japan, she joined the Junior Toho Music College. She then moved to the UK in 1988 where she won a scholarship to study at the Junior Academy at the Royal Academy of Music London with Antonietta Notariello. She continued to further her studies with Christopher Elton. In 1996, Mirei moved to the Paris Conservatoire as part of ERASMUS exchange scheme and studied with Gerard Fremy. During her course she took part in the Russian festival giving the UK première of a work entitled “Composition 3″ by Galina Ustvolskaya with the Manson ensemble. She also took part in the Serbian TV documentary on Serbian composers playing works by Vasilije Mokranjac in “A Tempo” and “World is Music” which were broadcast in Serbia. She graduated from the postgraduate degree with a distinction in 1999.

The Art of Music takes place on Friday, April 26, 2013, from 7:00 at City Hall, Church Street, Hamilton. $65 (tickets will be available through premier tickets at www.ptix.bm


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