Bringing intelligence and sensitivity to anything they tackle, this charismatic violin and the piano duo have a passion for discovering new music and reinvigorating the old.
Tamsin Waley-Cohen (Violin)
George Fu (Piano)
Widely praised for her expressive and strikingly individual performances, Tamsin Waley-Cohen has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in many of the world’s great concert halls. An adventurous and prolific recording artist, her recent recording of Beethoven Violin Sonatas on the Signum Classics label has received widespread critical acclaim.
Waley-Cohen’s achievement of pure legato is wondrous and her sound is ?nged with golden frailty” Gramophone
Described by the Boston Music Intelligencer as a “heroic piano soloist” with “stunning virtuosity”, American pianist George Xiaoyuan Fu has established an international reputation as a captavating musician with distinctive intelligence and sensitivity Passionate about the creation of new work, he is also a composer and an avid performer of contemporary music.
The piano soloist was constantly in mo.on, fingers flying and playing with amazing skill.” Times-Union
This phenomenal duo will present a programme that includes the F-A-E Sonata, uniquely co-authored by three great 19th century composers, Stravinsky’s exquisite Duo Concertant, Beethoven’s much loved ‘Kreutzer’ sonata and Release, a Music Network commission written by New York-based Irish composer Finola Merivale.
Thur 18th Nov 2021: 7:30pm
Admission: €17, Concession €15, Students €5
Albert Dietrich, Johannes Brahms & Robert Schumann F-A-E Sonata
Igor Stravinsky Duo Concertant (for Violin & Piano)
Finola Merivale Release (Music Network Commission)
Ludwig van Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, Op. 47 ‘Kreutzer’
A spiritually intense expressivo reminiscent of Yehudi Munuhin in his prime” The Strad
Her sense of line and capacity to make things happen are both beautiful and strikingly individual” BBC Music Magazine
George Xiaoyuan Fu impressively navigated the fierce demands of Messiaen’s ecstatically-charged piano writing” Boston Globe
Orchestra of the Swan – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto (in Istanbul with soloist Tamsin Waley-Cohen)
Elgar Violin Sonata (excerpt) – Tamsin Waley-Cohen (violin) and Christopher Glynn (piano)
Franz SCHUBERT Sonata in c minor, D. 958, IV. Allegro
Debussy Etude No. 1 “pour les cinq doigts d’après Monsieur Czerny”