GROTON — Lawrence Academy presents “Calling All Composers!” on Monday at 6:45 p.m.
The Lawrence Academy music program presents the second yearly concert in its series, Calling All Composers! Intended to provide Lawrence Academy students and the Groton community direct access to the highest level of both piano performance and composition, the series welcomes pianist Jun Toguchi, who will perform the works of two of Lawrence Academy’s adjunct faculty, Kenji Kikuchi and Stephen Savage, as well as a sonata by Beethoven.
Jun Toguchi, born in Tokyo, Japan, began studying piano, composition and improvisation at the age of five. His composition “Sonatine” for solo guitar was published when he was 14. While in his native country, his teachers included one of Japan’s leading composers, Akira Miyoshi, and internationally-known piano and harpsichord player Michio Kobayashi. A theory and classical piano major, he earned a Master of Music from New England Conservatory in 1995.
Kenji Kikuchi, composer and flutist, received his B.M. from Berklee College of Music and his G.P.C. from Boston Conservatory. He is an active performer in the style of classical and jazz, not only on his primary instrument, flute, but also on clarinet, saxophone and musical saw. He is also an accomplished composer of contemporary classical music, being a member and founder of the composer’s group The Human Connection.
Musician and educator Stephen William Savage attended New England Conservatory of Music, receiving a Bachelor of Music with Honors in Music Composition in 1975 and a Master of Music Composition in 1980. From 1975 to 1980, he was a faculty member at Berklee College of Music, teaching theory, composition and piano and then joined the music theory faculty of its Preparatory School and Continuing Education Division.
Toguchi will perform in the Recital Hall in the Gray Building on the Lawrence Academy campus in Groton.
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