Twenty-year-old violinist Noa Wildschut makes her International Festival debut, joined by remarkable pianist Lauma Skride, in an upbeat and expansive recital.
Just 20 years old, Dutch violinist Noa Wildschut is already one of the most distinctive talents of her generation. In demand across international stages, she has been mentored by eminent violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and her debut, all-Mozart CD – recorded when she was just 15 – received high praise worldwide. This is your chance to discover a charismatic player with a wholly individual approach – original, spontaneous and with a mature musicianship well beyond her years.
Joined by exceptional pianist Lauma Skride, Wildschut makes her International Festival debut in a typically wide-ranging, entertaining recital. Fauré’s youthful First Violin Sonata is understandably one of the composer’s most popular pieces, written for the brother of his would-be fiancée, and full of lyrical freshness and expressive sweetness. Wildschut follows Fauré’s elegant Sonata with arrangements of Shostakovich’s witty, sometimes satirical Preludes, Op 34, originally written for piano.
Lauma Skride, who was awarded the Beethoven Ring in 2008, is highly acclaimed for her interpretations of Germanic classical and romantic repertoire. Her playing is 'wonderfully sensitive, with marvellous tone quality, and always with highly virtuosic vigour', according to a review by the Bayerische Rundfunk. Combined with brilliant technique, these are the qualities with which Lauma Skride captivates audiences on major concert stages throughout the world, both as a soloist and chamber musician.
Noa Wildschut Violin
Lauma Skride Piano
Faure Violin Sonata No1
Shostakovich arr Tsyganov Selection from 24 Preludes Op 34 (no 2, 6, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17, 21 & 24)
Sibelius 2 Humoresques Op 87
Saint-Saëns Danse Macabre
Please note: due to an injury, Elisabeth Brauß has withdrawn from these concerts. We are very grateful to Lauma Skride, who has agreed to step in to perform with Noa Wildschut.