Three of the world’s finest chamber musicians, each also a respected soloist in his own right, come together for a concert celebrating the fantasy of Robert Schumann and the playfulness of Hungarian composer György Kurtág, who is 90 this year.
Pierre-Laurent Aimard is a world-renowned French pianist, producing important, sometimes provocative interpretations of music from all eras. French viola player Antoine Tamestit is equally in demand as a soloist and chamber musician, and has been acclaimed for previous Festival performances in Trio Zimmermann. Liverpool-born Mark Simpson is highly respected as both a clarinettist and composer, and widely regarded as one of Britain’s most exciting young talents.
Together they explore the richly imaginative, fairy-tale music of Schumann’s Märcherenzählungen and Märchenbilder, interspersed with humorous miniatures by Kurtág, and homages from Italian composer Marco Stroppa and Simpson himself.
Dan Jemmett Director
Dan Jemmett, Denis Tisseraud Stage designers
Arnaud Jung Lighting designer
Sylvie Martin-Hyszka Costume designer
Cast Vincent Berger, Delphine Cogniard, Valérie Crouzet, Antionio Gil Martinez, Geoffrey Carey
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