Tsunami Violin Presentation Concert
An evening where you will experience a selection of pieces from the upcoming Tsunami Violin concert tour performed on the Tsunami Violin and an insight on the creation of the special instrument.
Sanadamaru - Hattori Takayuki
Sonata for Violin and Piano - Akira Ifukube
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence - Ryuichi Sakamoto
Ballata for Violin and Piano - Yasushi Akutagawa
Tuesday, 29 August 2017
Doors open 7.00pm | 7:30pm start
Entry by donation
The Isomura Brothers consisting of Kent Isomura (Piano) and Shauno Isomura(Violin) has performed concerts all over the globe as a duo, soloist and as chamber musicians in countries including USA, China, Japan, Malta, Germany and New Zealand. The brothers have enjoyed success as individuals and as chamber musicians.
Kent Isomura holds a Master of Music with First Class Honours in Piano Performance at the University of Auckland under the guidance of Stephen De Pledge. Kent has been a prize winner in numerous competitions including the prestigious Auckland Gala Concerto Competition (3rd Prize), Christchurch National Concerto Competition 2015 (2nd Prize), 2013 (3rd Prize), Tauranga National Concerto Competition (3rd prize). In 2015, Kent was chosen as one of four pianists to participate for the inaugural collaborative piano fellowship for the prestigious Heifetz International Music Institute in the United States. Kent worked and performed in studios of world renowned artists such as Timothy Eddy (Juilliard School/Orion String Quartet), Atar Arad (Indiana University Violist), Steven Doane (Eastman School of Music Professor of Cello), Hagai Shaham (Tel Aviv University), Lawrence Dutton (Emerson String Quartet Violist) and Nobuko Imai.
Shauno Isomura recently completed his Bachelor of Music Performance with Violin (Hons) at the University of Auckland, Tutored by Stephen Larsen. He currently plays on the Giovanni Joannes Franciscus Pressenda q. Raphael, fecit Taurini, anno Domini (1845) Violin in honour of Stephen Managh. He has been a winner of competitions including the Salzburg Grand Prize Virtuoso International String Competition, KBB/APO National Young Performers Competition, University of Auckland Graduation Gala Concerto Competition and the Pettman Concerto Auckland Competition. He is a recipient of the Dame Malvina Foundation Arts Excellence Award, and the Carl Alberta Rosenfeldt Prize.
Together, they have performed in various major events and are regular guest performers in concert with Dame Malvina Major. In 2018, they will be going on a concert tour in Japan starting at Okayama in April.