2017.04.08 19.30

Grand Hall

Giovanni Sollima & Amsterdam Sinfonietta

Orchestra in the Centre

Giovanni Sollima & Amsterdam Sinfonietta

Boccherini:
Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op. 12/4 ('La casa del diavolo')
Haydn:
Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, Hob. VIIb2
intermission
Verdi:
String Quartet in E minor
Sollima:
L.B. Files
Amsterdam Sinfonietta (artistic director and concert master: Candida Thompson) Giovanni Sollima (cello)

Giovanni Sollima is a virtuoso who takes up the instrument not only for the pure pleasure of playing but also because he would like to speak through the cello to the entire world. And he is driven by the same internal motivation not only as a soloist but as a composer, too. His works are enjoyed by connoisseurs of classical music just as much as they are by rock music fans. Sollima, who completed his studies in composition and cello in parallel, took to the stage at a very young age alongside such greats as Claudio Abbado, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Jörg Demus, Martha Argerich, Riccardo Muti, Katia and Marielle Labèque, Ruggero Raimondi, Bruno Canino, Victoria Mullova, Patti Smith, Philip Glass and Yo-Yo Ma. His path has followed both ‘classical’ and alternative signposts, whether one is talking about exotic locations, the fringes of genres or even unusual instruments. In 2014, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra premiered his duet written for himself and Yo-Yo Ma.

Organizer: Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets: HUF 4 800, 5 400, 6 500, 7 900