Illumine me

with Anthony Marwood and Alexander Melnikov

Guest concertmaster Anthony Marwood and pianist Alexander Melnikov team up as soloists in a brand-new double concerto by Katia Tchemberdji, followed by the Dutch première of Illumine me by the Icelander Anna Thorvaldsdottir.

do 16 mei 2019 • Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam - 20.15 uur


Amsterdam Sinfonietta
Anthony Marwood direction and violin
Alexander Melnikov piano

- Thorvalsdottir • Illumine (Dutch première)
- Tchemberdji • Double Concerto for violin, piano, strings and percussion (world première)
- Enescu • String Octet opus 7 (string orchestra version)

The cellist Pablo Casals referred to the young Romanian composer Georges Enescu as ‘the greatest musical phenomenon since Mozart’. Already from a very young age the child prodigy Georges Enescu was performing as a violinist and pianist. At the age of 19 he also revealed himself to be a composer, producing his masterly string octet. Before the interval we hear the world première of a new double concerto by the Russian composer Katia Tchemberdji. The Icelander Anna Thorvaldsdottir creates sounds in her compositions that are often associated with the picturesque nature of her homeland: northern desert landscapes, hot springs, glaciers, fjords and sleeping volcanos. She composed Illumine for eight string players in 2016.

Lees ons interview met Alexander Melnikov en Anthony Marwood

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