The festival will conclude with a programme dedicated to the great Ludwig van Beethoven, whose 250th anniversary of birth we are marking in 2020. Performed by the brilliant German cellist Leonard Elschenbroich and his stage partner, pianist Alexei Grynyuk, we will hear Beethoven’s cello sonatas and Johanness Brahms master pieces.
The New York Times describes Leonard Elschenbroich as ‘a musician of great technical prowess, intellectual curiosity and expressive depth’. The cellist performs with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors. He made his American debut playing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and his Asian debut performing at the Suntory Hall in Tokyo. The musician regularly performs at the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.
Elschenbroich’s album Beethoven: The Cello Sonatas has won great critical acclaim, featured as Editor’s Choice by the Gramophone Magazine and named Album of the Month by the BBC Music Magazine.