Chamber Music Recital, Nathan Braude viola, Polina Leschenko piano

Chamber Music Recital, Nathan Braude viola, Polina Leschenko piano

Sunday, 12 May 2019, 4.00pm

** Important note re: tickets. As the capacity of this venue is limited tickets for this recital must be purchased in advance. Please contact:
email: [email protected] or phone (+ 353) (0)86 1777017.

Nathan Braude - viola
Polina Leschenko - piano

Robert Schumann (1810-1856) - Fantasiestücke Op.73
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) - Violin sonata No. 3 
Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943) - Songs 
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) - Sonata for viola and piano in F minor Op. 120 No. 1

The Belgian-Israeli violist Nathan Braude has performed in many of the world's most prestigious concert venues including the Wigmore Hall in London, Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, Amsterdam Concertgebouw and the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. Festival appearances include Progretto Martha Argerich in Lugano, Ravinia Festival in Chicago and Festival de Radio France in Montpellier. His début recording for the Fuga Libera label with the complete works for viola, by the Belgian composer Joseph Jongen, has been released to great critical acclaim. Other recordings include the Dvorak piano quartet op. 87 released on EMI Classics as part of the “Martha Argerich and Friends: Live from the Lugano Festival 2012” series and Brahms horn trio (viola version) for the Warner Classic label.

A protégée of Martha Argerich, Russian pianist Polina Leschenko has a successful career as a soloist, but is also noted for collaborations with artists such as Sol Gabetta and Alexander Sitkovetsky. She was born in St Petersburg into a family of musicians and began playing the piano under her father’s guidance at the age of six. Two years later she made her solo debut with the Leningrad Symphony Orchestra in St Petersburg. Leschenko works with orchestras around the world including Camerata Salzburg, Hallé, London Mozart Players, Scottish Chamber, Bournemouth Symphony, Britten Sinfonia, Bern Symphony, Russian National, I Pomeriggi Musicali in Milan, Orquesta de Euskadi and Australian Chamber Orchestra. Regular collaborations with artists include Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Alissa Margulis, Priya Mitchell, Daniel Rowland, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Ivry Gitlis, Maxim Rysanov, Mark Drobinsky, Natalie Clein, Heinrich Schiff, Torleif Thedéen and the Auryn Quartet.

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Published on 15 January 2019

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