Coco Tomita, violin
Simon Callaghan, piano

Saturday 16 March 2024 at 7:30 pm

Coco Tomita & Simon Callaghan

Named as One to Watch by Gramophone Magazine and Young Classical Star by Classic FM, Japanese violinist Coco Tomita gained public recognition after winning the BBC Young Musician 2020 Strings Category. Despite her young age, Coco has already recorded her debut album with Orchid Classics and performed at numerous music festivals across the UK and an extensive concert tour of Japan. Pianist Simon Callaghan is an international soloist, chamber musician and recording artist, who has collaborated with many distinguished recital partners.

Ticket Information 

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  • Enescu
    • Impressions d'enfance, Op. 28
  • Janáček
    • Violin Sonata
  • Prokofiev
    • Violin Sonata in F minor, Op. 80
  • Debussy
    • La fille aux cheveux de lin (arr. Arthur Hartmann)
  • Ravel
    • Tzigane

Megan Clarke

Hailed by critics and audiences alike, Japanese violinist Coco Tomita first gained public recognition after winning the BBC Young Musician 2020 Strings Category. Her success led to an invitation to record a debut album with Orchid Classics, numerous approaches by music festivals across the UK, and an extensive concert tour of Japan. She was named as ‘One to watch’ by Gramophone Magazine and ‘Young Classical Star’ by Classic FM. Her debut album ‘Origins’ received a succession of rave reviews from The Strad, Gramophone Magazine, BBC Music Magazine and The Guardian, among others, and was selected as ‘Disc of the month’ by Apple in April 2022. 


Megan Clarke

Simon Callaghan performs internationally as a soloist and chamber musician, in parallel with a highly successful career as a recording artist. A favourite performer at the internationally- renowned Husum Festival of Piano Rarities in Germany, Callaghan’s recent sell-out concert was praised by VAN Magazine as a “cleverly curated recital full of discoveries” and by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung as “technically brilliant”. Callaghan has developed a wide following and appears on a regular basis in the UK’s major concert halls, and on tours to Asia, North America and Europe.


Information

  • This is an indoor recital, following our original, pre-pandemic, format
  • Tickets are £23 each; seats are guaranteed but not reserved
  • Car parking is included
  • Snacks and drinks (included in ticket price) will be served during the interval
  • Prices broadly cover the cost of musicians; your voluntary donation will help us to continue to run these recitals
  • Recitals take place at Breinton, Heath House Road, Woking GU22 0RD - get directions
  • Car parking is available from 7:00 pm; Doors will open at 7:15 pm; Performance at 7:30 pm
  • Parking availability drives the capacity for this event and guests are encouraged to travel by foot, by bicycle, or to share rides
  • Tickets must be purchased in advance from this website.

Booking Terms

  • All ticket sales are final and non-refundable. This means that we cannot return your payment if you are unable to attend an event. Your payment will be refunded in full if we have to cancel a recital.  Donations are non-refundable.
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