Music at Ten: Akiho Suzuki

Event date: 
Saturday, 2nd June, 2018 - 10:00 am
Venue: 
Bundanoon Soldiers' Memorial Hall
Admission: 
Entrance $10 Children under 18 free.

 

 

Programme

Bach Partita No 2 in C minor (20 min) 

Brahms Klavierstuke Op 76 nos 1, 2, 5 (11 min)

 

Albeniz: Evocación, El Puerto, El Albaicin (18 min)

 

Biography

 

Akiho Suzuki is currently a fourth-year Honours student undertaking a Bachelor of Music (Performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where she holds the Clarence Addison Turrill Scholarship. She began piano lessons at the age of seven and has been studying with Natalia Ricci since 2011, when she was accepted into the Open Academy Rising Stars programme at the Conservatorium. She has also been receiving lessons from Clemens Leske since 2017.

Akiho has been awarded A Mus A and L Mus A diplomas both with distinction from the Australian Music Examination Board, and have won numerous prizes at eisteddfods and competitions in Sydney and surrounding areas. At the Conservatorium, she has received several awards including the Bessie Cook Piano Award, Felix Switzer Memorial Award and the John Cassim Award for Music. As a passionate ensemble pianist, she has also been a finalist in both the Music Viva Chamber Music Award and the Jennifer Warren Piano Accompaniment Award at the Sydney Eisteddfod.

Akiho has performed at various venues throughout Sydney including the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall and St. James’ Church. Last year, she was invited to perform as a soloist with the Eastern Suburbs Chamber Orchestra. She has played in masterclasses with many internationally-acclaimed pianists including Angela Hewitt, Jacques Rouvier, Paul Roberts, Christopher Elton, Marta Zabaleta and Albert Attenelle. Next year, Akiho plans to further her studies in Europe.

Outside piano, Akiho has a deep interest in psychology which she studied for some time at the University of Sydney. She is particularly interested in music performance psychology, including issues such as performance anxiety, effective practice methods, and mental wellbeing of musicians. She is currently undertaking a research project on effective piano practice as part of her Honours study. While she plans to primarily pursue a performance career, Akiho hopes to undertake postgraduate research in this field at some point in the future.Bio

 

Akiho Suzuki is currently a fourth-year Honours student undertaking a Bachelor of Music (Performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where she holds the Clarence Addison Turrill Scholarship. She began piano lessons at the age of seven and has been studying with Natalia Ricci since 2011, when she was accepted into the Open Academy Rising Stars programme at the Conservatorium. She has also been receiving lessons from Clemens Leske since 2017.

Akiho has been awarded A Mus A and L Mus A diplomas both with distinction from the Australian Music Examination Board, and have won numerous prizes at eisteddfods and competitions in Sydney and surrounding areas. At the Conservatorium, she has received several awards including the Bessie Cook Piano Award, Felix Switzer Memorial Award and the John Cassim Award for Music. As a passionate ensemble pianist, she has also been a finalist in both the Music Viva Chamber Music Award and the Jennifer Warren Piano Accompaniment Award at the Sydney Eisteddfod.

Akiho has performed at various venues throughout Sydney including the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall and St. James’ Church. Last year, she was invited to perform as a soloist with the Eastern Suburbs Chamber Orchestra. She has played in masterclasses with many internationally-acclaimed pianists including Angela Hewitt, Jacques Rouvier, Paul Roberts, Christopher Elton, Marta Zabaleta and Albert Attenelle. Next year, Akiho plans to further her studies in Europe.

Outside piano, Akiho has a deep interest in psychology which she studied for some time at the University of Sydney. She is particularly interested in music performance psychology, including issues such as performance anxiety, effective practice methods, and mental wellbeing of musicians. She is currently undertaking a research project on effective piano practice as part of her Honours study. While she plans to primarily pursue a performance career, Akiho hopes to undertake postgraduate research in this field at some point in the future.