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Classical duo to perform in Campbell River church
Vancouver musicians Marcus Takizawa and Sarah Hagen bring a recital of classical music for viola and piano to Campbell River on Sunday afternoon.
They have chosen a programme of sonatas by Bach and Brahms as well as two works by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Violist Takizawa graduated from The Juilliard School with a Master of Music Degree in Performance. He has been a finalist at several music competitions including the Eckhardt-Gramatte, ASTA, and Irving Klein International String Competitions.
A member of the Koerner Quartet and Turning Point Ensemble, he is on the faculty at the Vancouver Academy of Music, working with young musicians as an orchestra and chamber music coach. Takizawa also performs with Jules Lavern (aka Hitori Tori) in the band Chordophone (www.chordophone.net) performing and writing music for viola and electronics using Ableton Live.
From the Comox Valley, pianist Hagen has been heard in concert halls and on the airwaves throughout North America and Europe.
As First Prize Winner in the 2013 Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, she was awarded the opportunity to perform solo at New York City’s Carnegie Hall in May 2013. Highlights of Hagen’s upcoming season include recitals featuring Rachmaninoff’s complete Opus 32 Preludes in both Ontario and PEI, a Pro’ject Sound performance in Saint John featuring New Brunswick photographers and the recent launch of her second album, Devoted: Music of Robert and Clara Schumann.
The concert is at 2 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, located at 145 Simms Road. Individual tickets are $25 (regular), $20(seniors) and $10 (students). For more information: www.sarahhagen.com, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone: (778) 872-7244.