Next Concerts

Nov 28, 2022

Verbier-Elmau Festival – Chamber Music

Elmau, GERMANY - Verbier-Elmau Festival

BRAHMS Trio for Clarinet, Cello & Piano
SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Trio Op. 67

Martin Frost, Anastasia Kobekina & Vadim Repin, conductor

Nov 30, 2022

Verbier-Elmau Festival – Solo recital

Elmau, GERMANY - Verbier-Elmau Festival

SCHUMANN “Kinderszenen”
SCHUBERT Sonata B flat major D 960

Reviews

May 24th, 2013

International Chamber Music Series, Queen Elizabeth Hall / Shostakovich Piano Trio No.2 & Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time / Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, Jörg Widmann

“This was a devastatingly powerful rendition of Shostakovich’s music, all three performers marshalling the full weight of their technical and expressive forces to give a performance that was both compelling and heart-rending…

To see, and hear, four musicians so fully engaged in this timeless and transcendent music was extraordinarily powerful, and it seems appropriate to paraphrase Messiaen himself to describe the reaction of the audience: never before had we listened with such attention and understanding. The standing ovation at the end of the work was richly deserved: this was chamber music of the highest order.”

One Stop Arts, May 2013

“Most impressive was the desolate Largo. Kozhukhin gave the repeating chordal sequence a colossal weight, even when the volume shrank to pianissimo, and the two string players wound their melodic lines around it like a funeral shroud… “Normal” expressive playing seems inadequate to the task, and these performers were determined to push themselves to the limit. It was enormously impressive. ”

Daily Telegraph, May 2013

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