Jean-Guihen Queyras, Isabelle Faust – Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
15 January, French cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras and German violinist Isabelle Faust will be performing with the Gewandhausorchester at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, under the direction of conductor Herbert Blomstedt.
The soloists’ most recent CD, Schumann: Cello Concerto, Piano Trio No. 1, released on Harmonia Mundi, is the third in a trilogy of Schumann’s concertos and trios.
In Lepizig, they will be performing a programme dedicated to Ludwig van Beethoven.
Curosity and diversity characterise the artistic work of Jean-Guihen Queyras. On stage as well as in the studio, he is passionately devoted to the music, transmitting the essence of the music itself with both clarity and purity. The cellist learned this unpretentious approach from Pierre Boulez, a longtime collaborator.
Jean-Guihen Queyras is a professor at the Musikhochschule Freiburg in Germany and is also the artistic director for the Rencontres Musicales de Haute-Provence festival in Forcalquier, France. He plays a 1696 Gioffredo Cappa cello loaned to him by Mécénat Musical Société Générale.
Isabelle Faust has dedicated herself to a repertoire ranging from J.S. Bach to the contemporary works of Ligeti, Lachenmann and Widmann. In addition to grand symphonic concertos for violin, she also presents pieces such as Kurtág’s Kafka Fragments with soprano Anna Prohaska and period instrument performances of Schubert’s Octet in F major. New works by composers Adamek, Stroppa, Strasnoy and Furrer are being prepared for upcoming seasons.
Ludwig van Beethoven — Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C major, Op. 56 (the “Triple Concerto”)
Ludwig van Beethoven —Symphony No. in C minor, Op. 67
Herbert Blomstedt – conductor
Isabelle Faust – violin
Jean-Guihen Queyras – cello
Martin Helmchen – piano
Upcoming concerts – Jean-Guihen Queyras
7 March – LG Arts Center: Seoul, South Korea
10 March – Maison de la Radio: Paris, France
1 April – Konserthus: Örebro, Sweden
2 April – Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche: Krems, Austria
5 April – Kölner Philharmonie: Cologne, Germany
6 April – Liszt Academy, Solti Hall: Budapest, Hungary
7 April – Wigmore Hall: London, United Kingdom
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