Award-winning German Cellist Leonard Elschenbroich on Tour 19 - 29 November

09 October 2014

PRESS RELEASE:

"Intelligent and soulful … mesmerizing" – Herald Scotland

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 from 19 – 29 November 2014. Making live music happen across the country, Music Network provides an opportunity to see some of the world’s foremost musicians at affordable prices. 

Performing an intriguing programme of music with which he has a deep affinity, 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.

Music Network’s mission is to make live music available and accessible to as many people as possible at affordable prices. Music Network is committed to connecting tours to music education programmes with the aim of giving children and young people rich, holistic musical experiences. As part of this tour, Leonard Elschenbroich will host workshops for young musicians in collaboration with Music Generation Sligo and Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath.

Music Network tours are funded by the Arts Council and are presented in association with RTÉ lyric fm. Tickets for all regional concerts are available from individual venues around the country.  Single tickets for Dublin are available from €13 and can be purchased by calling Music Network on (01) 475 0224 or booking online.

Full tour details here.

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