A passionate concert performed by two daring and pioneering musicians, featuring works by Beethoven and Schoenberg.
Dubbed the ‘most exciting violinist in the world’, Moldovan/Austrian Patricia Kopatchinskaja is a force of nature. She grips audiences, delivering fiercely committed performances as if her life depends on it, blending theatrics and spellbinding eloquence, raw honesty with consummate craftsmanship. She’s a daring player like nobody else, unpredictable but revelatory, and discovers fresh new life in everything she plays.
She’s joined by pianist Joonas Ahonen. His recent performances include the world premiere of Rebecca Saunders’ new solo piano work “to an utterance” at the Philharmonie Berlin, his debut with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado, and Philipp Maintz’s Piano Concerto with the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien under the baton of Marin Alsop. He has previously appeared with Patricia Kopatchinskaja at Lockenhaus Festival, Gstaad Festival and at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.
one of classical music’s great risk takers
Bachtrack on Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Patricia Kopatchinskaja Violin
Joonas Ahonen Piano
This programme has been updated and now includes
Beethoven Violin Sonata No 7 in C minor Op 30 No 2
Schoenberg Phantasy for Violin and Piano Op 47
Beethoven Violin Sonata No 9 in A major Op 47 ‘Kreutzer’
Please note: due to quarantine-related travel complications, Fazil Say has withdrawn from these concerts. We are very grateful to Joonas Ahonen, who has agreed to step in to perform with Patricia Kopatchinskaja.