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Open Academy/Wigmore Hall Learning Fellowship 2020-2021
January 2021

Miyabi Duo has become a fellowship ensemble for the Open Academy/Wigmore Hall Learning, where they will be expanding their musical performance throughout the wider community, with a particular focus on co-creativity. 

Highly Strung Music: Edward Cowie and New Music

This concert will celebrate many of Edward Cowie's guitar chamber music and including TWO World Premiere pieces by him. One of the world premiere pieces, Basho Meditation was written by Cowie for the Miyabi Duo in April 2019.  Another world premiere piece, California Suite will be premiered by Saki Kato and the Bell Quartet. This concert will also feature TWO World Premiere pieces by James Batty and Stephen Balfour. 

Date: 18.03.2020

Venue: David Josefowitz Recital Hall, Royal Academy of Music, London, UK

Programme details below:

Kandinsky (Guitar Quartet) by Edward Cowie (b. 1943)

- Points

- Lines

- Planes

Basho Meditations (Miyabi Duo) by Edward Cowie *World Premiere

Eight Sonic Haiku

New Guitar Duo piece (Miyabi Duo) by Stephen Balfour *World Premiere


New Guitar Quintet piece by James Batty *World Premiere

California Suite (Guitar Quintet) by Edward Cowie *World Premiere

- Joshua Tree National Park

- Death Valley

- Yosemite National Park

- Monterey Bay

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