Corona has forced our students to work and spend a lot of time alone. Direct contact with fellow students was suddenly no longer possible. In order to be able to play for an audience under these conditions, Master student Yu Mita from the class of Prof. Katrin Scholz recorded two works for violin solo by Biber and Ysaye in the concert hall of Dechanatstraße. Yu Mita's interpretation of Ysayes´ work is now available online.
Eugène Ysaye (1858-1931): Sonata for violin solo op. 27 no. 5: Danse rustique
Yu Mita was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1996. He began his music studies in 2011 with Prof. Toshiro Yokoyama at the Tokyo College of Music Highschool. Afterwards he completed his bachelor studies at the College of Music in Tokyo, where he was awarded several scholarships. Since October 2019 he has been studying violin in the master class of Prof. Katrin Scholz at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen. Mita received further impulses in master classes with Prof. Koh Gabriel Kameda, Yukiko Kamei and Akiko Tatsumi.
As a member of the "Quartet KAIRI", taught by Saiko Azuma, he received the second prize (the first was not awarded) of the 27th Japan Classical Music Competition.
In 2016-17 he was concertmaster of the Tokyo College of Music Symphony Orchestra. He also gained orchestral experience as a temp with outstanding professional orchestras such as the NHK Symphony Orchestra and the New Philharmonic Japan, under conductors such as Parvo Järvi, Hannu Lintu, Jun Märkl, Petr Altrichter and Tadaaki Otaka.
An unforeseen and extraordinary semester lies behind us. The Jazz Choir of the HfK Bremen also had to come to terms with the circumstances of a digital semester: no personal meetings of the new singers, only virtual rehearsals and no joint concerts.
Nevertheless, the jazz choir found a consolation for this year´s semester ending and recorded two songs together in the form of virtual choir videos. The singers recorded their voices at home and choir director Charlène Thomas edited the sound and video recordings in order to create a whole composition.
The results can be seen at:
HfK-Professorin für Viola da Gamba Hille Perl mit der Gambe auf ihrem Bauernhof in Niedersachsen