9 February 2021

Close-up

Musicians of the Concertgebouworkest

The sights and sounds of Europe

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February 2021 Tuesday 20:15
Recital Hall Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
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Béla Bartók Rumänische Volkstänze
Francis Poulenc Sonata for violin and piano
Josef Suk Four Pieces
J. S. Svendsen Romance
Edvard Grieg Violin Sonata No. 3

Violinist Sylvia Huang shares the stage with Russian pianist Boris Kusnezow for a Close-up concert full of sights and sounds from Northern and Eastern Europe.

The sights and sounds of Europe

Sylvia Huang, violinist in the Concertgebouworkest, and Russian pianist Boris Kusnezow will be serving up a range of sights and sounds on a trip through Europe. The Hungarian Béla Bartók, the Czech Josef Suk, the Norwegians Johan Svendsen and Edvard Grieg and the Frenchman Francis Poulenc all studied the national character and folk nature of their native countries (and, in Bartók’s case, the surrounding region) and incorporated these national stylistic characteristics into their music. That’s sure to result in a rich and varied colour palette for this Close-up concert!

Musicians of the Concertgebouworkest

For years, musicians of the Concertgebouworkest have been giving chamber music concerts in the Recital Hall as part of the Close-up Series. These intimate concerts organised by the Friends of the Concertgebouw and the Concertgebouworkest present a unique opportunity to enjoy up close these outstanding musicians’ individual qualities in small ensembles.

In 2014, Sylvia Huang joined the first violin section of the Concertgebouworkest at the age of twenty. She won the audience prize, the Canvas-Klara Prize, at the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition on 25 May 2019.

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