Sunday 21 May 7.30pm – ends approx 9.30pm
Alina Ibragimova Violin
Cédric Tiberghien Piano
Violin Sonata No.4 in C minor BWV 1017
Violin Sonata No.2 in A major, Op.100
6 Melodies (1950)
Violin Sonata No.2 in D minor Op.121
It gives me enormous pleasure to welcome these two outstanding musicians to the festival. Alina Ibragimova is one of the most accomplished and intriguing violinists of the younger generation, illustrated by her prominent presence at the 2015 BBC Proms, which included a concerto with a symphony orchestra, a concerto with a baroque ensemble and two latenight recitals featuring the complete Bach partitas and sonatas, which commanded capacity audiences. Cédric Tiberghien’s flourishing international career takes him to some of the world’s most prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Centre in Washington, Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore hall, the Salle Pleyel in Paris, and Salzburg’s Mozarteum. This beautifully varied programme will show the versatility of these superb artists. Theglorious Brahms Op.100 is well known to many concert goers, the Schumann perhaps less so. After giving the premier of the latter, with Clara Schumann at the piano, the great violinist Joseph Joachim said, “I consider it one of the finest compositions of our times in respect of its marvellous unity of feeling and its thematic significance.”
The immediacy and honesty of Ibragimova’s playing has the curious ability to collapse any sense of distance between performer and listener.
Tiberghien’s technique is formidable, but it’s his intensity and poetic impulsiveness that catch the ear.
Reserved £35 & £30 Unreserved £22 Students £1
For more information you can visit Alina’s website on: http://www.alinaibragimova.com
For more information you can visit Cédric’s website on: http://www.askonasholt.co.uk/artists/instrumentalists/piano/cdric-tiberghien