Irina Botan And Daniel Röhn @ The Purcell Room

Irina Botan And Daniel Röhn @ The Purcell Room

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Date: 24/04/2014
Time: 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm
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[quote_box_center]Thursday 24 Apr 2014
7:45 pm at the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre,London,SE1 8XX
Tickets: £15, £7.50 concessions (limited availability)[/quote_box_center]
Romanian pianist Irina Botan performs with German violinist Daniel Röhn in an exciting programme of virtuosic works for violin and piano.
Irina Botan won full scholarships to theYehudiMenuhinSchool and to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She has given numerous solo recitals across the world and at majorLondon venues, such as Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall and Royal Festival Hall. She will release her début solo CD this year, on the Toccata Classics label.

Irina is a keen chamber musician and has performed with many eminent musicians, including Ivry Gitlis, Priya Mitchell and Timothy Walden. In 2013 she became a member of the Frankfurt-based Monte Piano Trio, with whom she has performed inSpain,GermanyandItaly. She is also Artistic Director and co-founder of the annual Highgate International Chamber Music Festival inLondon.
Daniel Röhn is the outstanding third generation in a family of extraordinary violinists. As the grandson of Furtwängler’s concertmaster and son of Andreas Röhn, Bayerische Rundfunk concertmaster for 30 years, he received early violin training from his father, before studying under Ana Chumachenco inMunich. On invitation by Riccardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Ion Marin and Gustavo Dudamel, to name but a few, Daniel has performed as soloist worldwide to great acclaim, appearing in major concert halls throughout Europe,Mexico, Asia and theUSA.

Daniel was awarded the Diapason d’Or for his recording debut and his Schubert Fantasy was regarded as “one of the most accomplished versions ever recorded,” (Diapason). This season Daniel looks forward to performances inBerlin,HamburgandLondon, together with a new recording on the Claves label.

Programme:

Giuseppe Tartini: Variations on a theme by Corelli, arr. Kreisler for violin & piano
Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Sonata in F (1838)
J.S. Bach: Chaconne from Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV.1004
—–Interval—–
Richard Strauss: Violin Sonata in E flat, Op.18
Henryk Wieniawski: Polonaise No.1 in D, Op.4
For more details please go to http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/daniel-r%C3%B6hn-82243