‘Cellist Isomura and Pianist Oshima-Ryan Present Recital at Gustavus Posted on September 19th, 2006 by

Sachiya Isomura, ‘cellist with the Minnesota Orchestra and Yumiko Oshima-Ryan, pianist at Gustavus Adolphus College, will present a recital of works by Boccherini, Chopin, Mayuzumi and Brahms in a joint guest/faculty appearance on Saturday, September 23. This performance begins at 1:30 pm. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall on the Gustavus campus.

Isomura, like Oshima-Ryan, is a native of Japan. He began studying piano, violin and ‘cello at the Toho School of Music in Japan and then continued his studies at the Julliard School in New York. Before joining the Minnesota Orchestra, Isomura worked with the Baltimore Symphony. He currently serves on the faculty of Northwestern College. Oshima-Ryan, also a student of the Toho School, earned her doctorate at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. She is currently an associate professor of music at Gustavus.

The duo opens this recital with Luigi Boccherini’s Sonata No. 6 in A major for Cello and Piano. They continue with the Polonaise Brilliante Opus 3 in C major for Cello and Piano by Frederic Chopin. Isormura then presents a solo work for cello from the rich tradition of Japanese puppet theatre, “Bankaru” for cello by Toshiro Mayuzumi. Following intermission, Isomura and Oshima-Ryan conclude the recital with Johannes Brahms’ Sonata for Piano and Cello, Op. 99 in F major.

Saturday’s recital in Björling Recital Hall begins at 1:30 p.m. and is free and open to public.


Comments are closed.