• 10th Dec 2019
  • 1:00pm

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Violin and piano recital

Free admission; retiring collection. No booking necessary!

Enjoy fine chamber music during daylight hours in our new series of lunchtime concerts. This winter, we look forward to a vibrant selection of performances by local professionals in the intimate setting of our Jack Wagg auditorium. Seating will be cabaret style, and performances a maximum of 40 minutes long.


Brahms Violin Sonata in G major Op 78 (28’)
Tango Por Una Cabeza arr John Williams (5’)


Sarah McKenna – Violin
Sarah studied the violin with Howard Davis, Winifred Roberts and Lesley Hatfield before studying music at Exeter University where she led the University Orchestra. She completed her musical studies with a postgraduate performance course at the Royal Academy of Music winning the coveted John B McEwan prize (awarded to the best string quartet of the year) and coming second place in the Theodore Holland and Max Gilbert prizes.

Her solo performances include Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis at Exeter and Truro Cathedrals and Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante. Although normally performing as part of a string quartet her chamber music experience also includes performances as a string trio and a series of violin and piano recitals in and around London.

Sarah’s commitments include performances with the Regent Quartet and Reflection Strings together with freelance orchestral work and teaching. Sarah continues to study the violin with Peter Thomas former leader of CBSO.


Nao Maebayashi – Piano

Nao studied with Alexander Kelly, former professor at Royal Academy of Music, before entering Trinity College of Music.

Nao continued her studies with Douglas Finch, where she was awarded a Batchelor of Music degree. She completed a Master of Music degree under the guidance of Raphael Torroni at London College of Music. Thereafter, she focused on contemporary piano with Evgenia Chudinovich ,Philip Mead and Noriko Ogawa. Since then, Nao has won several prizes in music festivals and performed in New Quays Concert, Guildhall New Music festival, Soundscapes of East London, the World Listening Project and Researching the Arts conference at Brunel University as well as recitals in St James’ Piccadilly and St George’s in Bristol.


Cranleigh Arts is a charitable community arts venue. We are delighted to present this new series of live performance for the enjoyment of all.

If you wish to support our work, you are invited to give generously by means of retiring collection in favour of Cranleigh Arts (reg charity no. 284186).

This inaugural classical lunchtime series is supported by Informed Choice Financial Planning.


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