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Pianist Haruko's Christmas concert

By Boston Target  |  Posted: December 11, 2013

CHRISTMAS CONCERT:Japanese concert pianist Haruko Seki will be performing in Swineshead this week.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT:Japanese concert pianist Haruko Seki will be performing in Swineshead this week.

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A CHRISTMAS Piano Concert will be held in at the Windmill Music Club this weekend with music from Japanese concert pianist Haruko Seki.

Miss Seki has performed at the club at Swineshead numerous times as well as at many other UK venues including St John's Smith Square, The South Bank, Wigmore and Fairfield Halls.

She has recorded for the BBC and for German television and internationally she has performed in Europe, America and the Far East.

Miss Seki's broad repertoire as a Concerto Pianist encompasses more than 20 concertos while among her solo repertoire she has taken a special interest in neglected works by Saint-Saëns and Tournemire.

More recently she has delighted audiences with her explorations of Gershwin and Scott Joplin.

Having now spent much of her life in the UK, Miss Seki sees an opportunity to act as musical channel between the British Isles and Japan.

She has recently completed a successful project in Japan promoting the works of two lesser known composers of Britain and Ireland, John Ireland and John Field.

In the future she hopes to pursue projects drawing together influences from East and West in both music and poetry.

The Times referred to her playing as being "bathed in tonal beauty" and whose "vivid colouristic strokes... took one off into a world of serene enchantment."

When & Where: Friday. Swineshead Village Hall. 7.30pm. Tickets available on the door.

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