LALG & Settlement Concert Series

16th April: Pianist Masa Tayama

LALG and the Settlement are delighted to announce the sixth in a series of musical events.

Thanks to the hard work of the Settlement team and our colleagues at LALG, we are able to offer, to LALG Members or Settlement Members only an online performance by accomplished pianist Masa Tayama

One of today’s most accomplished pianists, is much in demand across Europe and Japan. He first came to prominence when he won First Prize in the Takahiro Sonoda International Piano Competition in Japan, followed by numerous top prizes in Europe, including the Birmingham International Piano Competition. Tayama studied at the Toho University of Music in Japan, and subsequently in London on a Fellowship from the Japanese Government, where he was awarded the Performer’s Diploma with Honours from both the Royal College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
His first London solo concert appearance was in 2002 at the South Bank’s Purcell Room, and he gave his debut recital to a sell-out audience at the Wigmore Hall in 2007, both of which were met with critical acclaim. His Tokyo debut recital at Toppan Hall in 2005 was broadcast on Nikkei National Radio in Japan, and he was a featured pianist on BBC Radio, UK, in October 2012. Tayama’s performances of Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.3 with Osaka Symphonika at The Symphony Hall in Osaka, twice on the same day in July 2006 were hailed as ‘reinventing the image of Rachmaninov’. He made his USA debut in January 2006 at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, where the recital was broadcast live on the Internet.

You can read more about his achievements by clicking here

How to Attend?

The next concert will take place at 7.30pm on Friday 20th November with the doors of the Kincaid Hall opening at 7pm to allow the audience to be seated in good time.  As we are limited to only 20 seats, the concert will also be broadcast live via Zoom and tickets for this are also available.

More information on how to book for this concert will be made available nearer the time. 

The concert will take place at 7.30pm on Friday 15 January with the doors of the Kincaid Hall opening at 7pm to allow the audience to be seated in good time.  As we are limited to only 20 seats, the concert will also be broadcast live via Zoom and tickets for this are also available.

Tickets are now on sale, and will close on 22nd October.

The live audience tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis to Settlement and LALG members via telephone only at the Settlement on 01462 682828 and will cost £10.00. A maximum of two tickets per person please, and you will need to provide your contact details including name, email address, and telephone number at the time of booking.

Zoom tickets cost £5.00 and are available below. To purchase online you must create an online account with us, which should only take a couple of moments. Tickets are available to Settlement and LALG Members. If you purchase a Zoom ticket, you will recieve an email shortly before the event with instructions on how to join.

The concert will take place at 7.30pm on Friday 16th April

Tickets are now on sale, and will close at 9am on the 16th April.

Thanks to the constraints of the current lockdown, tickets are available for Zoom attendence only.

Tickets cost £5.00  for members and £7.50 for non-members, and are available below. To purchase online you must create an online account with us, which should only take a couple of moments. 

Please Note: If you purchase a Zoom ticket you will recieve an email shortly before the event with instructions on how to join.

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LALG and the Settlement have joined forces to launch what we hope will be the first in a series of musical events. These events will be available to join live on Zoom, with a limited number of seats available within the Kincaid Hall where the concert will take place. These seats will be socially distanced and will meet all of the Covid Secure requirements. A copy of the Settlement’s Covid-19 Risk Assessment can be found here.

Rules for Attending in Person

Anyone joining us live on the evening should be aware that:-
  • As required, the Hall will be ventilated by leaving doors/windows open so please wrap up in case the heating system does not fully compensate for any cold air.
  • Face coverings will need to be worn at all times, except when drinking.  Please bring your own drinks (non-alcoholic) as the Settlement is currently unable to provide any refreshments. 
  • Please enter the Hall only as directed by the Team Members who will be there to seat you safely, and your patience would be appreciated as they do so. You may need to queue for a little while and we ask that you socially distance whilst doing so.