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Journal des Amis du Verbier Festival| décembre 2017| numéro 38
Friday 29 December 2017 at 6:30 pm | Eglise de Verbier
Free mulled wine starting at 5 pm
Presented by The Friends of the Verbier Festival
Violin Sonata in G minor
Violin Sonata No. 2 Op. 13
With an enviable international reputation, violinist Janine Jansen works regularly with the world’s most eminent orchestras and conductors. This season, she is Perspectives Artist at Carnegie Hall for which she performs a number of concerto and chamber music programmes. Tours are also planned with Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Gatti, London Symphony Orchestra (with Michael Tilson Thomas as well as Semyon Bychkov) and Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie/Paavo Järvi. Janine was an audience favourite at Verbier this summer, concluding the Festival with an electric performance of Tchaikovsky’s D major Violin Concerto with the Verbier Festival Orchestra and Mikhaïl Pletnev. Janine Jansen plays the 1707 Stradivarius ‘Rivaz – Baron Gutmann’ violin kindly on loan from Dextra Musica.
Denis Kozhukhin has spent many summers at Verbier — both in the Academy and as a featured Festival artist. First Prize winner of the 2010 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels at age 23, he has established himself as one of the greatest pianists of his generation. Denis’ performances have been praised by critics as “spellbinding”, “imperious” and “mesmerizing”. He combines the brilliance and power of his playing with a masterful sense of form, maturity and a very unique sensitivity. “Above all, [Kozhukhin] is natural, and this naturalness allows him to create an impression of unaffected simplicity and directness. Of course, this could only be achieved by deeply cultivated musical instincts and a technique as developed and varied as it is unobtrusive. Listening to Kozhukhin, you’re left with one thing: the music — incontestable, complete.” — Gramophone
CHF 80.- regular price
CHF 70 Friends and residents ofBagnes (limited to 4 tickets)
Free (under age 16)
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Concert duration: 45 minutes