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Young musical stars at Edington Church

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Edington Arts presents its first concert of 2020 next month, featuring New Zealand brothers, Jun and Yuuki Bouterey-Ishido, on cello and piano.

Organisers say, “The superbly talented young brothers Jun (pianist) and Yuuki (cellist) Bouterey-Ishido are originally from New Zealand, but are now based mainly in London and perform all over the world in prestigious concert halls and at international festivals.  

“Both are multiple prize winners, and have played together from childhood creating a special understanding of each other’s musicality that produces memorable performances.

“The duo are the latest act to demonstrate the extraordinary musical talent being developed at the International Musicians Seminars that take place annually at Prussia Cove in Cornwall (www.i-m-s .org.uk). Having taken part in the 2019 masterclasses at Prussia Cove under cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist/composer Thomas Adès with the benefit of an Edington Arts bursary donation, the Bouterey-Ishido brothers will perform in Edington to ‘repay the favour’.  

“The concert, which will end around 4pm, will include two cello sonatas, one by Beethoven and the other by Fauré; a fiery Chopin polonaise, and a lovely little piece by Bartok. Full programme information is up on the Edington Arts website, www.edingtonarts.org.   

“There will be a chance to chat to the brothers afterwards over tea and home-made cakes before they head back to London.

“Tickets are as ever £20/15/10, from Chrissy on 01380 831256 (or Anne on 01380 831425) or by emailing sue@edingtonarts.org.  Edington Angels have a 10% discount, and young people aged 18 and under come free. If you buy on the door on the afternoon, you will need to find an additional £2 per ticket, so get your tickets now!”

The concert takes place on Saturday 21st March at Edington Priory Church, at 2.30pm.