On Saturday afternoon, I spent the afternoon in Woking at the house of Lionel and Kumi Smith-Gordon for the last recital of the Summer at Breinton series: Seemingly Unlikely. Saxophonist Huw Wiggin and harpist Oliver Wass showed their love of the repertoire for this “unprecedented” combination of instruments, including works by Bach, Rachmaninov and Gershwin.
Prior to the main event, violin sister-act Coco & Yume Tomita performed a varied solo and duo programme. Coco is the Strings Category winner of BBC Young Musician of the Year 2020. Yume at the ae of 12 showed so much talent and composure in front of a sell-out crowd in social distance settings in the gardens, both sisters are studying at the Yeudi Menuhin school.
Yume Tomita playing variations of ‘Amazing Grace’, had my hairs back of my neck standing and Huw and Olive playing ‘Summertime’ and ‘Someone to Watch over Me’ was truly amazing.
Thank you so much to the family for inviting an supporting the Classical music industry.