NTU Music hosts first lunchtime concert in new music centre

NTU Music hosted the first lunchtime concert of the year at the brand new Music Centre. With recitals from lecturer Takanori Funamoto and scholarship students Sian Plummer, Ciaran Edgeworth and Bethan Giddings.

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NTU Music's lunchtime concerts showcase the talents of staff and students

On Wednesday 19 November NTU Music hosted the first lunchtime concert of the academic year. The concert was held in the ensemble room at the new music centre, providing a relaxed and easygoing atmosphere.

First to perform was NTU lecturer, Takanori Funamoto. His relationship with NTU Music began two years ago after piano tutor, Philip Robertson, overheard him rehearsing in the Old Chemistry theatre and offered his assistance. Since then, Philip has been mentoring Takanori, helping him build the confidence to play to an audience.

For his first public performance, Takenori chose to play Toccata in E Minor BWV 914; a piece by his favourite composer J.W Bach. He was followed by Sian Plummer, Ciaran Edgeworth and Bethan Giddings, three new scholarship students who performed their favourite pieces by Mozart, Schubert and Quilter.

Lunchtime concerts are free to attend, usually beginning at 1 pm and lasting 30 minutes. The next concert will take place in the New Year, showcasing yet more musical talents from NTU staff and students.

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NTU Music hosts first lunchtime concert in new music centre

Published on 12 December 2014
  • Category: Culture; Music

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