Tuesday, 19th March, 6-7pm


Christ Church, Christchurch St, Chelsea, London, SW3


'Rush Hour Concert'


Ryo Terakado performs Bach cello suites on the violoncello da spalla


J. S. Bach, Suites nos, 1, 2 and 6. BWV 1007, 1008 and 1012.


Admission by programme on the Door.

£10 (students & under 18s £5) unreserved seating.


Christ Church is off Flood Street and is a five minute walk south of the King's Road.


Directions to Christ Church

Christ Church, Christchurch St, Chelsea, London, SW3. Christ Church is off Flood Street and is a five minute walk south of the King's Road.

By bus

The following bus routes stop on the King's Road, which is close to the church: 19, 22, 11, 319. The best bus stop at which to alight for the short walk to the church is Chelsea Old Town Hall.

Pedestrian and cycle access is via Robinson Street (south end of Flood Street).

Vehicular access is from Royal Hospital Road (entry via Christchurch Street).


Please note that parking restrictions operate in Kensington and Chelsea. Please ensure that you check carefully before leaving vehicles in the local area. Disabled parking is available outside St Luke's (one space) and in Sydney Street adjacent to the Royal Brompton Hospital.



Ryo Terakado was born 1961 in Santa-Cruz, Bolivia. He started to play violin at the age of 4 winning the all Japan Youth Musical Competition when he was 14 years old. He studied violin, chamber music and conducting at the Toho Gakuen School of Music and while graduating he was invited as a concertmaster of The Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1985, he came to the Netherlands to study the baroque violin with Sigiswald Kuijken and received his soloist diploma in 1989. He played with many Baroque orchestras in Europe and Japan as a concertmaster. La Petite Bande , Les Arts Florissants, La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale Gent, Tokyo Bach Mozart Orchestra etc. Presently he is the concertmaster of Bach Collegium Japan. He plays regularly concertos by Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart etc. with above-mentioned orchestras. Besides that he is also invited frequently to Italy, Poland, France and Australia as a soloist. Since 1994, he is one of the main artists in “Hokutopia International Music Festival” in Tokyo, where he debuted as a conductor. He conducts Operas by Monteverdi, Purcell, Rameau, Gluck, Haydn and Mozart. Currently he teaches at the Hague Royal Conservatory (Holland) and Toho gakuen school of music (Japan). His discography can be found in RECERCAR (Belgium), Accent (Germany) BIS (Sweden) and DENON (Japan).