Junko Kobayashi recital

Sunday 16 June 2019 at 4.30pm
Junko KobayashiVenue: Westminster Cathedral Hall


The following will be played:

  • Mozart - Sonata in B flat major K333
  • Beethoven - Sonata in C sharp minor Op 27 No 2 Moonlight
  • Chopin - Waltz in C sharp Minor Op 64 No 2
  • Chopin - Waltz in A minor Op 34 No 2
  • Chopin - Ballade No 3 in A flat major Op 47
  • Chopin - Nocturne in D flat major Op 27 No 2
  • Chopin - Mazurkas Op 67: No 1 in G Major and No 4 in A minor
  • Chopin - Ballade No 1 in G minor Op 23

Junko Kobayashi (piano)

Junko Kobayashi was born in Japan, and studied with Professors Takashi & Machiko Asahina. After graduating in music at the Folkwang Universität der Künste, Essen, Germany, she arrived in London to study with Maria Curcio, who had been a pupil of Schnabel, and with Louis Kentner.

She made a concerto debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall in 1988. Since then, she has given recitals in the St John’s Smith Square, the Purcell Room, the Wigmore Hall, the David Josefovich Recital Hall in the Royal Academy of Music, the Holywell Music Room in Oxford, and elsewhere. She has toured all over the Great Britain and on four continents. As soloist she played with Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, Caracas Municipal Symphony Orchestra, Polish Baltic Symphony Orchestra and others.

Junko Kobayashi has broadcast on BBC Radio 3, and has appeared on WKAR TV in the USA, and ZDF TV in Germany. Her discography includes Nocturnes, two CDs of sonatas by Beethoven including the Appassionata and the Waldstein, and she released a Chopin CD in 2017.


  • Members: FREE
  • Youth Members: FREE
  • Friends of the Chopin Society (standard): FREE
  • Friends of the Chopin Society (over 60): FREE
  • Non-Members (standard): £14.00*
  • Non-Members (over 60): £12.00*
  • Full-time students with ID: £8.00*

  • Members: £7.00
  • Friends: £7.00
  • Non-members: £7.00
  • Youth Members: £4.00
  • Full-time students with ID: £5.00

Advance booking strongly recommended.

*The tickets marked with an asterisk (ie for Non-members) can be booked online, using the link below:

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Members and Friends of the Chopin Society can reserve tickets by phoning 0203 144 0033 or emailing info@chopin-society.org.uk. All reservations will be acknowledged.

Some tickets may also be available on the door on the day.

Details of venue - doors open at 3.45pm

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