London: Japanese violinist Megumi Nagai, Luis Parés in charity concert

Megumi Nagai

Megumi Nagai

The virtuoso Japanese violinist Megumi Nagae and pianist Luis Parés,  will be playing  music by Schubert, Poulenc, Ysaÿe, Chausson and Sarasate in a special concert Charity Concert in Holy Apostles Parish Hall, Cumberland Street, Pimlico, at 7.30pm on Friday 18 March in aid of a  parish in Turkana, Kenya. There will also be a short talk by Fr Steven  Admission is free. There will be a retiring collection.

A graduate of the Royal College of Music, Megume has played in the RCM Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy. Luis Parés  is a young Venezuelan/Italian pianist much in demand on the concert circuit. He recently performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London  and the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester  as well as giving numerous recitals over the past years at venues such as St James’s Piccadilly, St Martin-in-the-Fields and the Bolivar Hall. Luis won First Prize at the XI Ricard Viñes International Piano Competition in Spain.