About Ianthe Ensemble
The Ianthe Ensemble is an exciting international chamber ensemble dedicated to exploring the colourful and unusual sound of the horn trio. Violinist Yuka Ishizuka has recently made her concerto debut with London Mozart Players, and has performed at major venues including Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, and collaborated with Itzhak Perlman and Maurice Hasson. Yuka has been awarded numerous international prizes including the 2nd Prize at Windsor International String Competition, the Tillett Trust Young Artist Platform Award, and a tour supported by the Tunnell Trust. Yuka graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with the highest violin recital mark ever recorded, and plays on 1840 Jacob Fendt. Anna Douglass has recently been awarded Bob Paxman Horn Prize, receiving a custom-made Paxman horn. She performs with the LSO, BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta and film orchestras such as the London Metropolitan Orchestra and Isobel Griffiths Ltd. Since winning the BBC Young Musician Brass Category in 2010, Anna has enjoyed success in her solo playing, performing recitals in Wigmore Hall, Glamis Castle, and concertos including in St. Martin-in-the-Fields and West Road, Cambridge. Anna was the winner of the Dennis Brain Horn Prize in her second year at the RAM, studying with Richard Watkins and Michael Thompson. From Girona, Spain, Maria Canyigueral completed a Master’s degree at the Royal Academy of Music, studying with Sulamita Aronovsky, generously supported by Agustí Pedro i Pons. Maria has performed as a solo pianist in numerous prestigious venues, and has been broadcast on Radio Catalunya Música, UPV Radio Television and BTV. As a sought-after ensemble musician, Maria has been awarded very highly commended in the Wilfrid Parry Prize, the Max Pirani Trio Prize, second prize in the international chamber music competition Antón García Abril, and was selected to participate in the fesival Fundación Monteleón 2013.