Close-up: colours of Europe

Violinist Sylvia Huang and pianist Boris Kusnezow take us on a musical journey

Sylvia Huang, a first violinist with the Concertgebouw Orchestra, shares the stage with pianist Boris Kusnezow in a musical exploration of Europe.

image: Milagro Elstak
dates and tickets

Sylvia Huang, a first violinist with the Concertgebouw Orchestra, shares the stage with pianist Boris Kusnezow in a musical exploration of Europe.

Concert programme

  • Antonín Dvorák

    Sonatina

  • Lili Boulanger

    Deux Morceaux pour violon et piano

  • Eugène Ysaye

    Poème élégiaque

  • -- interval --

  • George Enescu

    Violin Sonata No. 2

  • Ernö Dohnányi

    Ruralia hungarica for violin and piano

Performers

Dates and tickets

About this concert

The many folk cultures of Europe have left their mark on classical music. The young Belgian violinist Sylvia Huang and the Russian pianist Boris Kusnezow will be taking you on a musical journey. From the celebrated romantic Poème élégiaque by Huang’s compatriot Ysaÿe and the delicate music of Lili Boulanger, who died far too young, the journey continues eastwards, where the Czech composer Antonín Dvořák, the Romanian George Enescu and the Hungarian Dohnányi were inspired by the atmospheres, melodies and rhythms of their native regions. A rich colour palette! 

Sylvia Huang is a member of the first violin section of the Concertgebouw Orchestra. She was awarded the audience prize – the Canvas Clara Prize – at the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition on 25 May 2019. Huang is an avid chamber musician and is one of four Concertgebouw Orchestra musicians making up the successful GoYa Quartet. 

Musicians of the Concertgebouw Orchestra perform their own programmes in the Recital Hall as part of the Close-up chamber music series. Each of these concerts is unique and performed only once as part of the series. It’s the very best way to experience the individual qualities of the orchestral musicians! These intimate concerts are organised by the Friends of the Concertgebouw and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.