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Trio – violin, flute and cello

Tamaki Higashi – violin, Lisa Nelsen – flute, Julian Metzger – cello.   This is the first time the TRIO have played at Launde  – it promises to be a very special concert.

Tamaki Higashi (violin)
Japanese violinist Tamaki Higashi is a passionate chamber musician and the founding member of the Villiers Quartet, string quartet in residence at St Hilda’s College Oxford. Tamaki’s chamber music career started with the Degas Quartet in the USA which toured the country. Tamaki genuinely enjoys all aspects and genres of musical collaboration. She has worked with many distinguished musicians.

Tamaki studied violin with Lewis Kaplan and Muneko Otani, and viola with Jerry Horner, graduating from Mannes College of Music, New York.

Julian Metzger (cello)
Julian Metzger has an exciting multifaceted career as a chamber musician, orchestral player, soloist and teacher. Apart from regular appearances in the United Kingdom, concerts have taken him throughout Europe and the Far East. Julian has become a sought-after chamber musician collaborating with eminent performers. These collaborations have taken place on concert platforms worldwide and at festivals.


Lisa Nelsen (flute)
Described by The Times – London as “…a flautist and a half…”, Lisa Nelsen is internationally recognised for her versatility on the flute as a soloist, chamber and orchestra member. From her London debut at the Purcell Room to playing premieres for BBC Radio 3, coaching the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, the National Youth Concert Band and the National Children’s Orchestra and teaching at Wells Cathedral School and Junior Guildhall School of Music, Lisa continues to have a varied life as a musician.

Lisa is an Artist for Yamaha Classical Division International and plays on a 14karat 900-series flute. She has performed several times at Launde and always gives us a brilliant concert.

Classical Concerts offer the chance to hear an hour-long live concert in the company of some of the country’s leading performers, followed by a gorgeous Launde cream tea.

A Launde Abbey Fundraising Event.

Tickets £21 (or £16 for concert only). Call 01572 717254 or email info@launde.org.uk.


May 14, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Launde Abbey
01572 717254
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East Norton
Leicester, LE7 9XB United Kingdom
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