Upcoming Concerts

Wednesday 4th October at 7pm

Venue:

The Queen’s Club, Palliser Road, London W14 9EQ 
Artists: Akiko Ono (Violin) & Tom Ellis (Guitar)
Programme: Works including Kreisler, Brahms, de Falla, Piazzolla.
www.queensclub.co.uk

 

Thursday 5th October at 7:30pm

Venue:

Holy Trinity Church Sloane Square SW1 9BZ

Conductor& Soloist: Thomas Carroll / Orpheus Sinfonia
Programme: Mozart Don Giovanni Overture, Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor, Mendelssohn Symphony No.4 (Italian)
https://eventseeker.com/event/oct-5-2017/301654192-orpheus-sinfonia-schumann-mendelssohn-film-music-london

Wednesday 11th October at 7:30pm

Swansea International Festival

Venue: The Great Hall, Swansea University, Bay Campus, Swansea SA2 8PP

Conductor& Soloist: Thomas Carroll / Orpheus Sinfonia
Programme: Mozart Don Giovanni Overture, Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor, Mendelssohn Symphony No.4 (Italian)
http://www.orpheusfoundation.com/orpheus-concerts/concerts/event/161/Swansea-International-Festival.html

Thursday 30th November at 7:30pm

Venue:

The Menuhin Hall, Cobham Surrey KT11 3QQ

Artists: Akiko Ono (Vn), Thomas Carroll (Vc), Nigel Hutchison (Pn), Dr.Richard Hillier (Voice) etc.
Programme: Works including J.Ireland Phantasy Trio in A minor, F.Martin “Trio sur des melodies populaires irlandaise”.
https://themenuhinhall.co.uk

Thursday 14th December at 11:30am

Venue:

Ueda Santo Myuze, Nagano, Japan

Programme:
Works by Elgar, Falla, Wagner, Massenet, Sarasate etc.
Artists: Akiko Ono (Vn) & Akiko Ito (Pn)
https://www.santomyuze.com/theater-hall/hall-list/

Sunday 17th December at 2:00pm

Venue:

Thiara Koto, Kotoku, Tokyo, Japan

Artists:
Akiko Ono (Vn) / Masahiro Masuda (Gt)
Programme:
Giuliani Serenade Op.127, Carulli Serenade, Paganini, Piazzolla “Histoire du Tango” etc.

Tuesday 19th December at 1:30pm

Venue:

Munetsugu Hall, Nagoya Japan

Artists:
Akiko Ono (Vn) & Masahiro Masuda (Gt)
Programme:
Giuliani Serenade Op.127, Carulli Serenade, Paganini, Piazzolla “Histoire du Tango” etc. http://www.munetsuguhall.com

Sunday 24th December at 2:00pm “Classical Concert”

Venue:

Shimamura Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan

Artists:
Akiko Ono (Vn) & Melissa Gore (Pn)
http://www.shimamura.co.jp/p/classical-concert/index.html

Past Concerts

 Tuesday 8th August at 3pm

Venue:

Little Slyfield, Cobham, Surrey KT11 3QE

Artists:

Akiko Ono (vn)/ Nigel Hutchison (pn)

Programme:

Works by Elgar, Bridge, Walton, Finzi etc.

Saturday 2nd September at 6pm

Sunday 3rd September at 2pm

Venue:

Hyogo Performing Artists Center, Nishinomiya, Japan

Artists:

Yutaka Sado, Super Kids Orchestra, Akiko Ono etc.

http://hpac-orc.jp/sko/concert.php

 

Saturday 29th July at 7:30pm

Lincoln Festival

Venue:

St. Botolph’s Church, Church Street, Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6NW

Conductor: Thomas Carroll/ Orpheus Sinfonia

Programme:

Elgar Serenade for Strings Op.20,

Dvorak Serenade for Strings Op.22,

Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings Op.48


http://www.orpheusfoundation.com/orpheus-concerts/concerts/event/159/Lincoln-Festival.html

Thursday 13th July at 7:30pm

Venue:

King’s College Chapel, Cambridge U.K.

Artists: Stephen Cleobury/ Orpheus Sinfonia

Programme: Mozart Requiem / Elgar Serenade for Strings Op.20

Friday 7 July at 7:30pm

Venue:

 The Musical Museum, Brentford 399 High St, Brentford TW8 0DU

Artists:

Akiko Ono (vn)/ Samuel Staples (vn)/ Leo Plashinov (va)/ Ben Voce (va)/ Joe Davies (vc)

 Programme: 

Beethoven String Quintet in C major Op.29/ Brahms String Quintet in G major No.2 Op.111

Sunday 8 July at 7:30pm

Venue:

St. Andrew’s Church, Cobham Surrey KT11 3EJ

Artists:  Akiko Ono (vn)/ Samuel Staples (vn)/ Leo Plashinov (va)/ Ben Voce (va)/ Joe Davies (vc)Programme:  Beethoven String Quintet in C major Op.29/ Brahms String Quintet in G major No.2 Op.111

www.maiastra.org

Saturday 3 June at 7:30pm

Venue:

St. Andrew’s Church, Farnham Upper Church Ln, Farnham GU9 7PW

Artists: Akiko Ono (vn)/ Kana Kawashima (vn) /Ana Alves (va)/ Kieran Carter (vc)

Programme: Mozart String Quartet “Hunt” K.458, Shostakovich String Quartet No.6, Smetana String Quartet “From My Life” No.1

www.maiastra.org

Sunday 4 June at 7:30pm

St. Andrew’s Church, Cobham Surrey KT11 3EJ

Artists: Akiko Ono (vn)/ Kana Kawashima (vn) /Ana Alves (va)/ Kieran Carter (vc)

Programme: Mozart String Quartet “Hunt” K.458, Shostakovich String Quartet No.6, Smetana String Quartet “From My Life” No.1

www.maiastra.org

Thursday 6th April at 6pm & 8pm

Venue:

Italian-Coco
4 Chome-32-9 Tokiwadai, Itabashi-ku
Tokyo 174-0071, Japan

Artists: Akiko Ono (violin) & Toshiki Usui (piano)

http://italian-coco.com/event-849.html

Sunday 9th April at 1pm

Venue:

 Living Room Cafe by eplus

Shibuya Prime F5

Dogenzaka 2-29-5

Tokyo 150-0043

Artists: Akiko Ono (Violin) & Masahiro Masuda (Guitar)

Sunday 12th March at 7:30pm

Aidan Woodcock – A Celebration

Venue:

The Menuhin Hall, Stoke d’Abernon Cobham Surrey KT11 3QQ

Saturday 4th February at 7:30pm

Venue:
The Musical Museum, 399 High Street, Brentford TW8 0DU

Artists: Akiko Ono (violin), Eunsley Park (violin), Tetsuumi Nagata (viola), Hannah Sloane (cello)

Programme: Purcell/ arr.Britten “Chacony”, Debussy Quartet Op.10, Tchaikovsky Quartet No.3 Op.30

Sunday 5th February at 7:30pm

Venue:

St.Andrew’s Church, Church Street, Cobham, Surrey KT11 3EJ

Programme: Purcell/ arr.Britten “Chacony”, Debussy Quartet Op.10, Tchaikovsky Quartet No.3 Op.30

Sunday 4th December at 11:45

Venue:

The Queen’s Club, Palliser Rd, London, W14 9EQ
Programme:
Pechelbel “Canon”, Corelli “Christmas Concerto Grosso” Op.6 No.8, Dvorak String Quartet “American” Op.96 No.12 etc.
Artists: Akiko Ono, Samuel Staples, Alexander McFarlane, Ben Tarlton

Tuesday 6th December at 2:30pm & 7:30pm

“Christmas Concerts”

Venue:

The Menuhin Hall, Cobham Surrey KT11 3QQ England
Programme: Vivaldi Four Seasons etc.
Artists: Akiko Ono/ Yehudi Menuhin School Orchestra

Saturday 17th December at 3pm

Venue:

Tower Records Shibuya 7F, Jinnan 1-22-14, Shibuya Tokyo 150-0041

Sunday 25th December at 1pm

Venue:

Living Room Cafe by eplus, Shibuya Prime F5, Dogenzaka 2-29-5 Tokyo 150-0043
Artists: Akiko Ono (violin)& Toshiki Usui (piano)

Thursday 24th November at 7:30pm
Venue:

Grosvenor Chapel
London W1K 2PA

Orpheus Principals

Programme:  Mozart Clarinet Quintet A (K 581)

Saturday 26th November 2016 at 7:30pm

Venue:

St.Mary’sChurch,

124 Church Rd, Byfleet, West Byfleet KT14 7NF

Programme:
Vivaldi Four Seasons
Artists: Akiko Ono/ Yehudi Menuhin School Orchestra

Saturday 12th November 2016 at 7:30pm

Venue:

St. Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School
1 Langley Road, Slough SL3 7AF

Programme: Glazunov Violin Concerto, Vaughan Williams “Lark Ascending” etc
Conductor: David Wilson/ Slough Philharmonic
Soloist: Akiko Ono

Saturday 15th October at 7:30pm

“Natasha Boyarsky Tribute Concert”

Venue:

The Menuhin Hall, Cobham Surrey KT11 3QQ

Tuesday 20th September at 7:30pm

“Windsor Festival- Romeo& Juliet”

Venue:

St.George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle Windsor Berkshire SL4 1NJ
Orpheus Sinfonia
Conductor: Thomas Carroll

Wednesday 14th September at 7:30pm

“Romeo& Juliet Through Music”

Venue:

Holy Trinity Sloane Square, Sloane Street London SW1X 9BZ
Orpheus Sinfonia
Conductor: Thomas Carroll

Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th September 2016 at 2pm

Yutaka Sado& Super Kids Orchestra

Venue:

Hyogo Performing Artists Center, Nishinomiya, Japan
Programme: Tchaikovsky “Souvenir de Florence” etc.

Sunday 7th August 2016 at 2pm
“Akiko Ono with Friends”

Venue:

Tiara Koto, Sumiyoshi 2-28-36, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Programme: Tartini/arr. Kreisler “Devil’s Trill”, Vitali “Chaconne”,
Vivaldi “Four Seasons”
http://www.kcf.or.jp/tiara/concert_detail_020200300801.html (Japanese only)

Thursday 21st July 2016 at 1:15pm

Venue:
Corpus Christi College Chapel
Cambridge

Akiko Ono – violin
Nigel Hutchison – piano

Programme to include works by Stravinsky, Korngold and Ernst

 

Wednesday 18 May 2016, 7.30pm

Orpheus Sinfonia

Venue:
St. George’s Church
Hanover Square London W1S 1FX
Box office: 020 7734 6650

http://www.orpheusfoundation.com/orpheus-concerts/concerts/event/137/SCHUBERT-Unfinished-Business.html

Friday 20 May 2016, 7.30pm

Venue:
Holy Trinity Church
High Street
Bottisham
Cambridge, CB25 9BA

MUSIC IN QUIET PLACES – ORPHEUS PRINCIPALS, Cambridge Summer Music

Programme to include:
Mozart Clarinet quintet in A major

Sunday 1 May 2016 at 7.30 p.m.

Venue:
St. Andrew’s Church
Church Street
Cobham KT11 3EJ
Programme to include:
Schubert     Quartettsatz
Haydn         Quartet in G major Op. 76 No. 1
Borodin       Quartet No. 2 in D major
Akiko Ono  –  violin
Agata Darashkaite  –  violin
Francesca Gilbert  –  viola
Peteris Sokolovskis  –  cello

Monday 2 May 2016 at 7.30 p.m.

Venue:
The Musical Museum
399 High Street
Brentford TW8 0DU
Programme to include:
Schubert     Quartettsatz
Haydn         Quartet in G major Op. 76 No. 1
Borodin       Quartet No. 2 in D major
Akiko Ono  –  violin
Agata Darashkaite  –  violin
Francesca Gilbert  –  viola
Peteris Sokolovskis  –  cello

Saturday 16th April 2016 at 12:00pm

Venue:
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road London SE1 8XX
Tel: +44 (0)20 7960 4200
Orpheus Sinfonia
Conductor:
Thomas Carroll
Violin:
Junior prizewinner, Menuhin Competition

Saturday 12th March 2016 at 7:30pm

Venue:
The Centre,
Farnham Road, Slough  SL1 4UT
Programme:
Saint-Saens Concerto No.3,
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4 etc.
Conductor:
David Wilson/ Slough Philharmonic
Soloist:
Akiko Ono

Sunday 27th February at 7.30pm

Venue:
St. Andrew’s Church
Church Street, Cobham KT11 3EJ

Sunday 28th February at 7.30pm

Venue:
The Musical Museum,
399 High Street, Brentford TW8 0DU
Programme:
Haydn Quartet Op.54 in C,
Wolf “Italian Serenade”,
Brahms Quartet No2
Artists:
Akiko Ono,
Agata Darashkaite,
Elitsa Borisova Bogdanova
and Peteris Sokolovskis

About Akiko

 

Akiko launched her career after winning numerous prizes in prestigious competitions including first prizes at the Yehudi Menuhin (2000), Viotti-Valsesia (2002) and Forval Scholarship Stradivarius Japan (2003). She was also a laureate of the Concours Reine Elisabeth (2001), Paganini (1999) and Szigeti Competition (2002).

Since then she has enjoyed performing with major orchestras such as the Weimar Staatskapelle, Belgian National Orchestra, Lille National Orchestra, Beethoven Academy Orchestra, London Mozart Players, London Chamber Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Polish Radio Amadeus Chamber Orchestra and Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, collaborating with conductors including Hans Drewanz, George Alexander Albrecht, Shlomo Mintz, Saulus Sondeckis, James Judd, Paul Watkins, Matthias Bamert, Gilbert Varga, Christian Arming, Christopher Warren-Green and Yutaka Sado.

Akiko made her debut with Yehudi Menuhin and the Essen Philharmonic Orchestra at the UNICEF Gala Concert in Germany in 1998. In the same year, she was invited by Vanessa Redgrave, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, to perform at the UN Headquarters in New York to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” where she performed a Bach Partita.

She has performed throughout Europe, the United States, Central America, North Africa, the Middle East and Far East. Venues include Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Carnegie Hall, Konzerthaus Vienna, Tokyo Festival Hall, Tokyo Metropolitan Hall and Palais des Beaux-Arts Brussels.

Akiko sets great value in outreach activities and educational projects and has worked with the Red Cross, UNICEF and Live Music Now, as well as other institutions. She is one of the appointed artists of the Japan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities since 2006 and is a course leader of the Maiastra Chamber Music. Akiko also leads the Orpheus Sinfonia which supports the finest young musicians emerging from conservatoires across Britain. Every summer, Akiko coaches and plays chamber music with Yutaka Sado’s Super Kids Orchestra in Japan. 

In July 2016, Akiko launched a new summer violin course MusicSpace at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, in partnership with Cambridge Summer Music. In demand as a soloist and chamber musician, Akiko is also invited as guest concertmaster by various orchestras such as the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Nederlands Symphonieorkest. 

Born in Tokyo, Akiko moved to the UK when she was 12 to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School. Subsequently she studied with Dora Schwarzberg and Michael Frischenschlager at the University of Music and performing Arts in Vienna. 

Her CD “Favourite Violin Pieces”, was released in 2008 with Ichiro Nodaira which has received rave reviews. Most recently, Akiko recorded her second album “Romance”, featuring works including Debussy, Stravinsky, Ysaye and Wagner which has been highly rated by top national music publications and newspapers.   

Akiko is a violin professor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London and the Yehudi Menuhin School.

February 2017 ——

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