2017.03.18 19.30

Grand Hall

Pekka Kuusisto, Amy Norrington & Gábor Csalog

Chamber Music – Tuned for Grand Hall

Pekka Kuusisto, Amy Norrington & Gábor Csalog

Ravel:
Sonata for Violin and Cello
Ravel:
Trio in A minor
Schubert:
Trio No. 2 in E-flat major, D. 929
Pekka Kuusisto (violin) Amy Norrington (cello) Gábor Csalog (piano)

His first violin teacher was Hungarian and he has proven his stunning capabilities on the instrument in the Liszt Academy and in Kaposvár, so Finnish violinist (and conductor and composer) Pekka Kuusisto can be regarded as ‘one of us’. His appearances in Budapest are followed with particular interest. This time the 40-year-old plays chamber music in the Grand Hall in the company of British cellist (and artistic director of the Belgium chamber music festival) Amy Norrington, and Gábor Csalog, renowned for his intensity and openness. The programme features the Sonata for Violin and Cello written by Maurice Ravel between 1920-1922 (the composer dedicated the work to Debussy who died in 1918), and in the wake of the Trio in A minor (1914) dedicated to the artist’s counterpoint teacher we hear Schubert’s Trio in E-flat major. The trio composed barely a year before the death of the composer is one of the very few late Schubert works that the musician actually heard performed for the first time in public, this one at the engagement reception of a good friend.

Organizer: Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets: HUF 1 400, 2 100, 3 500, 4 900