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SLAVIC SOIRÉES with Leona Gogolicynová & Friends

SLAVIC SOIRÉES with Leona Gogolicynová & Friends

Launch concert

The Walshaw Trio

Nathalie Merandon, flute

Leona Gogolicynova, violin

Margaret Bruce, piano

 

A new concert series at  Velehrad Centre, Barnes, showcasing Slavic composers together with complementary and contrasting works by other composers

Tickets £15 (includes glass of wine / soft drink)

 


PROGRAMME

FRANZ BEHR: Nocturno, Op.183, No.1
FRANZ SCHUBERT: Introduction and Variations from the song cycle ‘Die Schone Mullerin’ Op. 160
ANTONIN TUCAPSKY: Piano Preludes: n°. 19,21,24

LEOS JANACEK: Sonata for violin and piano

-INTERVAL-

 

ARTHUR HONEGGER : Danse de la chèvre for solo flute

PHILIP GLASS: Two Piano Études, nos. 16 and 13
JOSEF SUK: Two pieces for violin and piano, Op 17
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH : 5 PIECES for flute, violin and piano

 

ICONOCLASSICS Divine Fire at Café Yukari

Divine Fire – the story of Fryderyk Chopin & George Sand in Music & Words

Viv McLean piano

Susan Porrett narrator

Tickets £25

We are delighted to present our acclaimed words and music production Divine Fire in the intimate surroundings of Café Yukari as part of our new ICONOCLASSICS series.

Featuring some of Chopin’s loveliest piano works, Divine Fire traces the relationship between Fryderyk Chopin and the authoress George Sand, from their first meeting in Paris in 1836 until their parting in 1849.

The story unfolds through a compelling, dramatic narration of events by the RSC, National Theatre and TV actress Susan Porrett, interspersed with fiery Scherzos, heartrending Ballades, intimate lyrical Nocturnes and stirring Polonaises, performed by acclaimed concert pianist Viv McLean.

absorbing, moving and beautifully presented

– The Cross-Eyed Pianist


Café Yukari is an intimate, friendly venue close to Kew Gardens tube station. Concert-goers enjoy high-quality classical music in a convivial setting and a chance to mingle with other music lovers and meet the artists. Plus authentic Japanese food and a beautiful Fazioli grand piano!

Concert-goers can enjoy authentic Japanese food before the concert – please book via the venue  020 8487 1338

Praise for 7 Star Arts at Cafe Yukari:

“a truly uplifting evening- beautiful music and delicious food”

“What a charming experience …to listen to  first-class music and eat delicious food while outside, beyond the fairy lights, commuters pour out of Kew Gardens Station

 

 

SIQIAN LI, piano, at Café Yukari

We are delighted to present “rising star” of the piano Siqian Li at our favourite small venue, the friendly and convivial Café Yukari in Kew.

Tickets £20

 


Programme

Robert Schumann: Variations on the name “Abegg”, Op.1Alexander Scriabin: Fantasy in B minor, Op.28Wanghua Chu: Jasmine Flower FantasiaFranz Liszt: Sonata in B minor, S.178

 

Featured as a Rising Star in BBC Music Magazine and winner of multiple awards, Chinese pianist Siqian Li brings depth, dynamism and a shining pianism to her musical explorations. Commended for her ‘virtuosity and talent’ (Annecy Classic Festival), her ‘huge emotional range and effortless pianistic control’ (Paul Lewis), and her ‘graceful and touching’ approach (Emanuel Ax), Siqian has appeared in concerts and recitals around the world.


Concert-goers can enjoy authentic Japanese food before the concert – please book via the venue  020 8487 1338

Café Yukari is an intimate, friendly venue close to Kew Gardens tube station. Concert-goers enjoy high-quality classical music in a convivial setting and a chance to mingle with other music lovers and meet the artists. Plus authentic Japanese food and a beautiful Fazioli grand piano!

 

Praise for 7 Star Arts at Cafe Yukari:

“a truly uplifting evening- beautiful music and delicious food”

“What a charming experience …to listen to first-class music and eat delicious food while outside, beyond the fairy lights, commuters pour out of Kew Gardens Station

ICONOCLASSICS with Anthony Hewitt at Café Yukari

After a sell out concert in February, “remarkably gifted” concert pianist Anthony Hewitt returns to the friendly and convivial Cafe Yukari in Kew to perform music by Rameau and Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit

Tickets £25

 


Programme

RAMEAU & RAVEL

ICONOCLASSICS features leading, critically-acclaimed classical musicians, more at home in the world’s great concert halls than in a café but all happy to break free from the conventional classical music scene. The small size of the venue creates a special connection between musicians and audience, and allows the musicians to present music in a more accessible and relaxed way.

 

Concert-goers can enjoy authentic Japanese food before the concert – please book via the venue  020 8487 1338

Café Yukari is an intimate, friendly venue close to Kew Gardens tube station. Concert-goers enjoy high-quality classical music in a convivial setting and a chance to mingle with other music lovers and meet the artists. Plus authentic Japanese food and a beautiful Fazioli grand piano!

Praise for 7 Star Arts at Cafe Yukari:

“a truly uplifting evening- beautiful music and delicious food”

“What a charming experience …to listen to  first-class music and eat delicious food while outside, beyond the fairy lights, commuters pour out of Kew Gardens Station

 

Anthony Hewitt

Anthony Hewitt & Viv McLean at Café Yukari

To round off our autumn series at this friendly, convivial venue, a festive feast of 4-hands piano music, plus solos and surprises from two internationally-renowned concert pianists.

Tickets £20

Programme

Schubert Fantasy in F Minor D.940
Ravel
Mother Goose Suite
Bloch
Nigun from Baal Shem suite
Rachmaninov
Selection from Op. 11
Dvorak
Slavonic Dance

Concert-goers can enjoy authentic Japanese food before the concert – please book via the venue  020 8487 1338

Café Yukari is an intimate, friendly venue close to Kew Gardens tube station. Concert-goers enjoy high-quality classical music in a convivial setting and a chance to mingle with other music lovers and meet the artists. Plus authentic Japanese food and a beautiful Fazioli grand piano!

Praise for 7 Star Arts at Cafe Yukari:

“a truly uplifting evening- beautiful music and delicious food”

“What a charming experience …to listen to  first-class music and eat delicious food while outside, beyond the fairy lights, commuters pour out of Kew Gardens Station

 

Anthony Hewitt

Viv McLean

Viv McLean at Café Yukari – extra 5pm performance

Viv McLean – piano

As Viv McLean’s 8pm performance is already sold out, we have added an additional, earlier performance at 5pm

Tickets £20

ALL CHOPIN PROGRAMME

 

 

Café Yukari is an intimate, friendly venue close to Kew Gardens tube station. Concert-goers enjoy high-quality classical music in a convivial setting and a chance to mingle with other music lovers and meet the artists. Plus authentic Japanese food and a beautiful Fazioli grand piano!

Praise for 7 Star Arts at Cafe Yukari:

“a truly uplifting evening- beautiful music and delicious food”

“What a charming experience …to listen to  first-class music and eat delicious food while outside, beyond the fairy lights, commuters pour out of Kew Gardens Station

 

Viv McLean

Mei-Ting and Friends at St Michael & All Angels, Barnes

On September 24th we launch a brand new series of solo piano and chamber music concerts at the architect-designed community centre at St Michael & All Angels church close to Barnes riverside.

Curated by Mei-Ting, “bewitching” concert pianist and Professor of Piano at London’s Royal Academy of Music who has wowed 7 Star Arts audiences with his performances, the series opens with a recital by Mei-Ting himself, playing Schumann and Brahms. Future concerts feature recent graduates and current star students from the Royal Academy – Leon Chen (piano) Yanyan Lin (cello) and Katya Grabova (piano) – and Dutch-Chinese collaborative pianist Michelle Chow. Programmes include music by Beethoven, Schumann, Rachmaninoff, Ravel and Chopin and proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Royal Academy of Music’s hardship fund to support young musicians with limited means.

We hope you will join us at these concerts.

Book your tickets via our Events page

Viv McLean at Café Yukari

Viv McLean – piano

Viv McLean returns to Cafe Yukari for another solo concert at this friendly, convivial venue

Tickets £20

PROGRAMME

Beethoven – Sonata in C Minor Op. 13 “Pathetique”
Mozart – Sonata in C K. 330
Beethoven – Sonata in C Sharp Minor Op. 27 No. 2 “Moonlight”

 


Café Yukari is an intimate, friendly venue close to Kew Gardens tube station. Concert-goers enjoy high-quality classical music in a convivial setting and a chance to mingle with other music lovers and meet the artists. Plus authentic Japanese food and a beautiful Fazioli grand piano!

Praise for 7 Star Arts at Cafe Yukari:

“a truly uplifting evening- beautiful music and delicious food”

“What a charming experience …to listen to  first-class music and eat delicious food while outside, beyond the fairy lights, commuters pour out of Kew Gardens Station

 

Viv McLean

MEI-TING & FRIENDS Yanyan Lin, cello, & Michelle Chow, piano

Yanyan Lin cello

Michaelle Chow piano

 

Tickets £15

Schumann – Märchenbilder Op. 113

Beethoven – Sonata Op. 102 No. 2

-Interval –

Rachmaninoff – Sonata Op. 19

 

Beethoven’s dramatic Sonata for Piano & Cello, Opus 102, No.2, combines an exuberant vitality with deep expression, while Rachmaninoff’s Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19 is a piece on a grand scale, at times redolent of the Piano Concerto no. 2 (which was composed at the same time), which explores the cello’s capacity for expressive tenderness and intensity, particularly in the beautifully meditative slow movement.

 


Born in 1995, Yanyan Lin obtained his Bachelor Degree at the Shanghai Conservatoire and who studied for the Advanced Diploma in Performance at the Royal Academy of Music with Jo Cole and Christoph Richter. He is the recipient of the Hans Keller Award for 2019/20 and was awarded the ABRSM Scholarship, the Foundation Award of the Royal Academy of Music, and the Diploma of the Royal Academy of Music. He is a laureate of the China National Chamber Music Competition and American Protégé Competition.

 

Dutch-Chinese collaborative pianist Michelle Chow has performed in many venues throughout The Netherlands, the U.K. and the U.S., including the Concertgebouw and Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam, Tivoli Vredenburg in Utrecht, St. Paul’s Grove Park and Duke’s Hall in London and Lincoln City Cultural Center in the U.S. She was a prize-winner in the Royal Academy of Music London Brahms competition, and recipient of Evelyn German Prize and Frank & Hilda Stokes and Marjorie Meyer Memorial Prize.

 

MEI-TING & FRIENDS – Leon Chen, piano

Leon Chen piano

Bach Partita No. 1 in B-flat major
Chopin Ballade No. 4
– Interval –
R. Strauss/arr. Sun Four Last Songs
Ravel Sonatine
Rachmaninoff Preludes Op. 32 Nos. 9 and 10

Tickets £15

 

The second in our new series Mei-Ting & friends and colleagues. Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, prize-winning pianist Leon Chen completed a BMus (hons) in piano and conducting at the Royal Academy of Music in 2021, and is now studying towards a Masters in Piano Performance.

 

Next concert: 26 November with Yanyan Lin, cello, and Michelle Chow, piano

Events

SLAVIC SOIRÉES with Leona Gogolicynová & Friends

SLAVIC SOIRÉES with Leona Gogolicynová & Friends

Launch concert

The Walshaw Trio

Nathalie Merandon, flute

Leona Gogolicynova, violin

Margaret Bruce, piano

 

A new concert series at  Velehrad Centre, Barnes, showcasing Slavic composers together with complementary and contrasting works by other composers

Tickets £15 (includes glass of wine / soft drink)

 


PROGRAMME

FRANZ BEHR: Nocturno, Op.183, No.1
FRANZ SCHUBERT: Introduction and Variations from the song cycle ‘Die Schone Mullerin’ Op. 160
ANTONIN TUCAPSKY: Piano Preludes: n°. 19,21,24

LEOS JANACEK: Sonata for violin and piano

-INTERVAL-

 

ARTHUR HONEGGER : Danse de la chèvre for solo flute

PHILIP GLASS: Two Piano Études, nos. 16 and 13
JOSEF SUK: Two pieces for violin and piano, Op 17
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH : 5 PIECES for flute, violin and piano

 

SIQIAN LI, piano, at Café Yukari

We are delighted to present “rising star” of the piano Siqian Li at our favourite small venue, the friendly and convivial Café Yukari in Kew.

Tickets £20

 


Programme

Robert Schumann: Variations on the name “Abegg”, Op.1Alexander Scriabin: Fantasy in B minor, Op.28Wanghua Chu: Jasmine Flower FantasiaFranz Liszt: Sonata in B minor, S.178

 

Featured as a Rising Star in BBC Music Magazine and winner of multiple awards, Chinese pianist Siqian Li brings depth, dynamism and a shining pianism to her musical explorations. Commended for her ‘virtuosity and talent’ (Annecy Classic Festival), her ‘huge emotional range and effortless pianistic control’ (Paul Lewis), and her ‘graceful and touching’ approach (Emanuel Ax), Siqian has appeared in concerts and recitals around the world.


Concert-goers can enjoy authentic Japanese food before the concert – please book via the venue  020 8487 1338

Café Yukari is an intimate, friendly venue close to Kew Gardens tube station. Concert-goers enjoy high-quality classical music in a convivial setting and a chance to mingle with other music lovers and meet the artists. Plus authentic Japanese food and a beautiful Fazioli grand piano!

 

Praise for 7 Star Arts at Cafe Yukari:

“a truly uplifting evening- beautiful music and delicious food”

“What a charming experience …to listen to first-class music and eat delicious food while outside, beyond the fairy lights, commuters pour out of Kew Gardens Station

ICONOCLASSICS Divine Fire at Café Yukari

Divine Fire – the story of Fryderyk Chopin & George Sand in Music & Words

Viv McLean piano

Susan Porrett narrator

Tickets £25

We are delighted to present our acclaimed words and music production Divine Fire in the intimate surroundings of Café Yukari as part of our new ICONOCLASSICS series.

Featuring some of Chopin’s loveliest piano works, Divine Fire traces the relationship between Fryderyk Chopin and the authoress George Sand, from their first meeting in Paris in 1836 until their parting in 1849.

The story unfolds through a compelling, dramatic narration of events by the RSC, National Theatre and TV actress Susan Porrett, interspersed with fiery Scherzos, heartrending Ballades, intimate lyrical Nocturnes and stirring Polonaises, performed by acclaimed concert pianist Viv McLean.

absorbing, moving and beautifully presented

– The Cross-Eyed Pianist


Café Yukari is an intimate, friendly venue close to Kew Gardens tube station. Concert-goers enjoy high-quality classical music in a convivial setting and a chance to mingle with other music lovers and meet the artists. Plus authentic Japanese food and a beautiful Fazioli grand piano!

Concert-goers can enjoy authentic Japanese food before the concert – please book via the venue  020 8487 1338

Praise for 7 Star Arts at Cafe Yukari:

“a truly uplifting evening- beautiful music and delicious food”

“What a charming experience …to listen to  first-class music and eat delicious food while outside, beyond the fairy lights, commuters pour out of Kew Gardens Station

 

 

ICONOCLASSICS with Anthony Hewitt at Café Yukari

After a sell out concert in February, “remarkably gifted” concert pianist Anthony Hewitt returns to the friendly and convivial Cafe Yukari in Kew to perform music by Rameau and Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit

Tickets £25

 


Programme

RAMEAU & RAVEL

ICONOCLASSICS features leading, critically-acclaimed classical musicians, more at home in the world’s great concert halls than in a café but all happy to break free from the conventional classical music scene. The small size of the venue creates a special connection between musicians and audience, and allows the musicians to present music in a more accessible and relaxed way.

 

Concert-goers can enjoy authentic Japanese food before the concert – please book via the venue  020 8487 1338

Café Yukari is an intimate, friendly venue close to Kew Gardens tube station. Concert-goers enjoy high-quality classical music in a convivial setting and a chance to mingle with other music lovers and meet the artists. Plus authentic Japanese food and a beautiful Fazioli grand piano!

Praise for 7 Star Arts at Cafe Yukari:

“a truly uplifting evening- beautiful music and delicious food”

“What a charming experience …to listen to  first-class music and eat delicious food while outside, beyond the fairy lights, commuters pour out of Kew Gardens Station

 

Anthony Hewitt