Player Profile: Eriko Nagayama, First Violin No.7

 

A few months ago Eriko Nagayama joined the Orchestra's First Violin section. You may have seen her at a recent RPO concert. You may have also seen some of Eriko's quirky Instagram posts from our recent USA tour. Here are the career highlights of the Orchestra's award-winning First Violin:

Japanese born Eriko Nagayama is a highly acclaimed violinist, who graduated with distinction in 2018 from her MA in Performance at the Royal Academy of Music under the tutelage of György Pauk. She was also awarded for her DipRAM  Final Recital the Marjorie Bunty Lempfert Award, and the Moir Carnegie Prize.

Five Day Beethoven Festival is the Answer

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ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA’S 5-DAY FESTIVAL IS THE ANSWER TO 19.4 MILLION BRITS WHO SAY THEY WOULD BE INTERESTED IN GOING TO A BEETHOVEN CONCERT

  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra announces a 5-day festival of Beethoven’s music at London’s Cadogan Hall
  • New research shows 22% of Brits say they would like to learn more about classical/orchestral music, while 37% say they would be interested in going to a concert that features Beethoven’s music
  • Classic FM’s John Suchet presents at festival directed by Pinchas Zukerman

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) has announced a five-day festival of Beethoven’s music in partnership with Classic FM – Beethoven: The Revolutionary – between 23-27 June 2020, to celebrate 250 years since the great composer’s birth.

New Media Driving A Resurgent Interest In Orchestral Music Amongst The Young

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  • Three quarters (73%) of British adults have an active relationship with orchestral music, rising to 83% of those aged under 25.
  • Almost half (46%) of under 25s now listen to orchestral music via streaming, compared with 15% of over 65s.
  • Live concerts remain the cornerstone of orchestral engagement, with a quarter of young people attending a concert when possible
  • Under 25s twice as likely than the national average to be learning a musical instrument, while one in eight would say they have a ‘good knowledge’ of the genre.

Almost three quarters (73%) of British adults have an active relationship with orchestral music – from going to concerts, streaming music online to learning an instrument – according to new research by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO). However, amongst those under 25, the proportion rose to 83%, dispelling notions that orchestras are the preserve of older people.

Domingo Hindoyan: a global ambassador for music

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If music is a universal language, then what better musician to make it than one who is genuinely a citizen of the world? Domingo Hindoyan is such a person. The violinist and conductor was born in Venezuela to a Venezuelan father and Syrian mother. He trained in Europe and today lives in Switzerland with his Bulgarian wife, the opera singer Sonya Yoncheva.

I am a musician of the world but it comes at a price – endless hours spent travelling!” he says.

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