Ilya Gringolts with Aura Go | Phantom and Escapade
24 September 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm ACST$35 – $65
‘One can hardly play the violin more expressively and uncompromisingly than Gringolts.’
– Süddeutsche Zeitung
Feted for his effortless renditions of the otherwise impossible – from Paganini to Locatelli to Brett Dean – Ilya’s performances and recordings have established him as one of the quintessential violin virtuosi of our time. He has performed as soloist with the world’s leading orchestras, including a recent collaboration with the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
Pianist Aura Go joins Ilya for the first time since collaborating at the 2016 Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival in Finland. Their shared passion for contemporary music unites them here in the Australian premiere of modern master Wolfgang Rihm’s Phantom und Eskapade, dedicated to Anne-Sophie Mutter. Rihm’s invocation of the fantastical alludes to the Schumann sonata and its preoccupations with imagination and myth. The Mozart sonata will unveil the crystalline sounds of Ilya’s Stradivarius violin.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
Violin Sonata No. 35 in A, K. 526 (25′)
I. Molto allegro
Wolfgang Rihm (b. 1952)
Phantom und Eskapade (17′)
Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
Violin Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 121 (32′)
I. Ziemlich langsam – Lebhaft
II. Sehr lebhaft
III. Leise, einfach