The concert will see Avex Classics International return to the Wigmore Hall on Saturday 2nd June with a second recital.
Focusing on the work of Rachmaninov, the concert will feature performances from by Rachmaninov Specialist and multi award-winning cellist Yuki Ito with acclaimed pianist Sofya Gulyak and will be the first time the Wigmore Hall will present an all Rachmaninov programme on cello.
Talking about the news, Hiroyuki Nakashima, President at Avex Classics International said: “It has been a great honour for us to share the best of Japanese talents with UK audiences for the last three years. We are proud to have introduced new artists to the venue and are pleased to now bring yet another young talent to this renowned stage. As one of the leading cellists of his generation, Yuki Ito returns to London, where he spent his teen years, to present an all Rachmaninov programme.”
Yuki Ito began playing the cello at the age of eight and has been inspired throughout his career by the work of Sergei Rachmaninov. He has won numerous awards including first prize at the UK’s prestigious Windsor Festival International String Competition. He has also performed with a number of renowned orchestras and artists such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, David Geringas, Seiji Ozawa and Julian Lloyd Webber.
Performing alongside him at the concert, pianist Sofya Gulyak studied at the Kazan State Conservatoire and the Royal College of Music. In September 2009, she was awarded the first prize and the Princess Mary Gold Medal at the Sixteenth Leeds International Piano Competition. She is also a professor of the piano at the Royal College of Music.
Yuki Ito and Sofya Gulyak will perform at the Wigmore Hall on the 2nd June. For more information visit: https://wigmore-hall.org.uk/whats-on/yuki-ito-sofya-gulyak-201806021300.