Leonard Elschenbroich, solo cello (Germany)

Leonard Elschenbroich, solo cello (Germany)

Join award-winning cellist Leonard Elschenbroich, one of the most charismatic musicians of his generation, in an evening of masterpieces for solo cello by Bach, Hindemith, Tavener, Piatti, Lombardi and Kevin Volans.

Tour Dates

19 Nov, 8pm,€18 / €13 Freemasons' Hall, Dublin
20 Nov, 8pm, €15 / €10 All Saints' Church, Castleconnell, Limerick
21 Nov, 8pm, €20 / €10 The Model, Sligo
22 Nov, 8pm, €15 / €10 Castalia Hall, Ballytobin, Callan, Co. Kilkenny
23 Nov, 8pm, €16 / €14 Birr Theatre, Birr
25 Nov, 8pm, €12 / €10 Station House Theatre, Clifden
26 Nov, 8pm, €18 / €14 / €6 (Students) Aula Maxima, NUI Galway
27 Nov, 8pm, €16 / €14 Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar
28 Nov, 8pm, €12 / €10 Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny
29 Nov, 8pm, €18 / €16 Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire

Performing an intriguing programme of music with which he has a deep affinity, Leonard Elschenbroich will interweave his playing with anecdotes and stories of personal connections to the pieces. The young German cellist – lauded for his gorgeous, singing tone and wonderfully expressive playing – will offer insights into music and the life of a musician, while serving up some of the most exquisite solo cello playing you’ll hear this year.

Chosen as a BBC New Generation Artist in 2012, Elschenbroich has won a slew of awards and performed at many of the world’s most prestigious venues, including the Albert Hall, the Auditorium du Louvre and the Concertgebouw. Much in demand as a chamber musician, he has also appeared at festivals throughout the world with artists such as Gidon Kremer, the Sitkovetsky Trio and the Piano Trio he formed with Alexei Grynyuk and Nicola Benedetti.

Programme:
J.S. Bach: Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007
Paul Hindemith: Solo Sonata, Op. 25, No. 3
John Tavener: Threnos
Kevin Volans: A Short Walk in the Gardens of Solitude
Carlo Alfredo Piatti:12 Caprices, Op. 25 (No. 7 Maestoso / No.11 Adagio - Allegro)
Lucca Lombardi: Essay 3 (Steiner) 

19 Nov Freemasons' Hall, Dublin 8pm,€18 / €13 01 475 0224 Music Network
20 Nov All Saints' Church, Castleconnell, Limerick 8pm, €15 / €10 061 407372 Limerick Arts Office, Limerick City and County Council
21 Nov The Model, Sligo 8pm, €20 / €10 071 916 1518 (Hawk's Well Theatre) Con Brio
22 Nov Castalia Hall, Ballytobin, Callan, Co. Kilkenny 8pm, €15 / €10 086 1777017 Music in Kilkenny
23 Nov Birr Theatre, Birr 8pm, €16 / €14 057 912 2911 Birr Theatre
25 Nov Station House Theatre, Clifden 8pm, €12 / €10 095 21 699 (information only) Clifden Arts Society
26 Nov Aula Maxima, NUI Galway 8pm, €18 / €14 / €6 (Students) 091 705962 Music for Galway
27 Nov Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar 8pm, €16 / €14 094 902 3733 Linenhall Arts Centre
28 Nov Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny 8pm, €12 / €10 074 912 0777 Regional Cultural Centre
29 Nov Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire 8pm, €18 / €16 01 231 2929 Pavilion Theatre

Interview with Leonard Elschenbroich


Leonard Elschenbroich plays Hindemith


"A performance of tremendous assurance and power…"

- The Guardian

"Exceptional"

- Gramophone Magazine

"Intelligent and soulful… a mesmerizing performance"

- The Herald