Leonard Elschenbroich and Alexei Grynyuk

Leonard Elschenbroich and Alexei Grynyuk

Friday, 6 October 2023, 7.30pm

Con Brio proudly presents pianist Alexei Grynyuk and cellist Leonard Elschenbroich who will perform a duo recital featuring César Franck, Brahms and Rachmaninov.

British-Ukrainian pianist Alexei Grynyuk performs throughout the world appearing in the most prestigious concert halls and music festivals. “Grynyuk takes his place among the finest” | “playing is of such poise and refinement that it takes on a rapt, mystical quality” Bryce Morrison, Gramophone. Described by the New York Times as “a musician of great technical prowess, intellectual curiosity and expressive depth”, cellist Leonard Elschenbroich has performed as a soloist with the world’s leading orchestras. Both are committed chamber musicians. They perform trio recitals with renowned violinist Nicola Benedetti and regularly perform duo recitals together.

César Franck’s cello sonata is an arrangement of the Franck violin sonata by Jules Delsart, a French cellist and contemporary of Franck. Brahms Four Serious Songs were inspired by the illness and death of Brahms’s very close friend Clara Schumann. They were transcribed for cello by Russian Cellist Daniil Shafran. Rachmaninov’s Sonata for Cello and Piano was completed in November 1901. Rachmaninov regarded the role of the piano as not just an accompaniment but equal to the cello. Most of the themes are introduced by the piano, while they are embellished and expanded in the cello’s part.

César Franck Sonata
Brahms 4 Serious Songs
Rachmaninov Sonata

€20 | €10 students

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Published by conbrio on 26 September 2023

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