What’s On

18 September 2021, 3PM

Special Children’s Concert

Scarlatti’s Magical Hands

‘Let’s discover the fun facts and magical sound of Harpsichord & Violin!’

Child under 14s £3 / Adult £5 Tickets Available HERE

Asuka & Masumi will bring your family an enjoyment of casual classical concert with interactive talks & visual presentations on a big projection screen. Children will be marvelled at the sound of violin and baroque keyboard instrument, harpsichord in a spacious Wesley Hall of Otley Methodist Church. Perfect educational activity in Saturday afternoon to all children!

*This event will be ca.45min length. **Children must be supervised by an adult.

Masumi Yamamoto, harpsichord & Asuka Sumi, baroque violin

18 September 2021, 7:30PM

Duo Recital ‘The Scarlatti’s Sphere

Domenico Scarlatti and Musical Italophilia in 18th century London

Adult £10 / Student £5 Tickets Available HERE

Masumi Yamamoto, a London-based acclaimed harpsichordist, returns to Otley Baroque to showcase her brilliant virtuosity on early keyboard instrument, harpsichord.

In 1739, Thomas Roseingrave published 42 Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti -the most influential and virtuosic harpsichordist in Naples- in London. They became hugely popular and many composers based in Britain were inspired by his music.

In this recital, Masumi will present the works by this Italian giant and the rarity of British composers with her excellent dexterity. Teaming up with Asuka Sumi on baroque violin, the duo will trace the same fashion by the violinist-composers in 18th century London from little known Richard Jones to popular Corelli’s La Folia.

Music by Scarlatti, Roseingrave, Corelli, Richard Jones and more.

Both events are supported by Leeds Inspired Grant via Leeds City Council.


Harpsichordist Masumi Yamamoto was born in Osaka Japan, grew up on Australia’s Gold Coast and has been based in the UK since 2001. She has appeared at several major concert venues across Europe, and has performed as far afield as Malaysia, Japan and Australia. Masumi was a prize winner at the International Harpsichord Competition in Bruges.  <More about Masumi>

Asuka Sumi is a violinist based in Leeds and specialising in historical performance practice.
In 2013, Asuka won the Biber Competition’s “Romanus Weichlein Prize” in Austria. Since moving to Leeds in 2015 and invigorating the early music scene in northern England, she is rapidly playing with groups such as the Gabrieli Consort, the Parley of Instrument and Leeds Baroque with which she is appointed to the orchestra leader from 2021. <More about Asuka>

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