29 April —10 May 2019

Valletta

Cello Impressions

Meehae Ryo cello

Cristina Marton piano

2

may

20:00

Meehae Ryo

CELLO

Deutsche Gramophone Recording Artist Ms. Meehae Ryo’s breathtaking technical virtuosity and captivating melody puts her as the most recognized cellist in the Republic of Korea. She endeavors to play music which makes both herself and her audiences happy.  Not only is she a beloved cellist, but she is also determined to train pupils by sharing her experiences and skills.

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    The musicians Haik worked with as a soloist and chamber musician are conductors Valery Gergiev, Teodor Currentzis, Andrew Litton, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Alexander Liebreich, Alexander Lazarev, Constantine Orbelian, Jonathan Darlington, Ricardo Averbach, Alan Buribayev, Jac van Steen, David Brophy, Pavel Kogan, Alexander Polianichko, pianists Denis Matsuev, Freddy Kempf, Eliso Virsaladze, Aleksey Lubimov, Alex Kobrin, Ekaterina Mechetina, Rem Urasin, violinists Pavel Vernikov, Gordan Nikolitch, Boris Brovtsyn, cellists Natalia Gutman, Alexander Rudin, Alexander Bouzlov, Sergey Antonov, Boris Andrianov and many other great musicians of our generation.

    He has performed in many great halls in the world, including Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium) in New York, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, in Great, Small and Rakhmaninov Halls of Moscow Conservatory, in Tchaikovsky Hall (Moscow), Victoria Hall in Geneve, Barbican Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, Usher Hall in Edinburgh, Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow, etc.

    Haik has been a performer in many festivals like ‘Festival de musique’ of Sh. Mintz,(Switzerland), festival in Verbier, ‘Arts square’ of Yu. Temirkanov (S.-Petersburg), "Crescendo" of D. Matsuev, ‘Moscow Kremlin, Primavera Classica’(Moscow), Tongyeong International Music Festival (South Korea) and others.

    His concerts have been broadcasted on TV channels 'Culture' (Moscow), Mezzo, Brusselles TV, Polskie Radio (Poland), BBC radio in London and others.

    He studied at Sayat-Nova Music school in Yerevan with professor Levon Zoryan.

    Then Haik studied with professor E. D. Grach and chamber music class with Alexander Bonduriansky in Moscow from 1996 to 2000 in Gnessin Music School, from 2000-2006 in Moscow Conservatory.

    From 2006-2008 he studied with professor Itzhak Rashkovsky and chamber music with Levon Chilingirian at Royal College of Music in London.

Cristina Marton

PIANO

Born in Romania, pianist Cristina Marton has won numerous important prizes at international competitions such as the Arthur Schnabel Competition in Berlin 1994 , Geza Anda Competition in Zürich 1994, Clara Schumann Competition in Düsseldorf 1997, Mozart Competition in Salzburg 1999  and the First "Martha Argerich" International Piano Competition in Buenos Aires 1999, the First Prize in the Murray Dranoff Two Piano Competition in Miami, USA  and the First Prize in the Chamber Music Competition in Caltanisseta 1999 with her piano duo partner, Aglaia Bätzner.

PROGRAMME

Alberto Ginastera

(1916 – 1983)

Pampeana No. 2, Rhapsody for Cello & Piano Op. 21

 

Franz Schubert

(1797 – 1828)

 Arpeggione Sonata, D. 821

 

Johannes Brahms

(1833 – 1897)

Cello Sonata No. 2
in F major, Op. 99

 

Frédéric Chopin

(1810 – 1849)

Introduction et polonaise brillante, Op. 3 for Cello & Piano Op. 21

 

 

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