Bristol International Piano Duo Festival 2016
Mendelssohn Octet in E flat Op 20
Beethoven Grosse Fuge Op 133
Reger Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Beethoven
Tal & Groethuysen make a welcome return to St George’s following their memorable recital in the in in in the 2009 Festival. The virtuosity of the Israeli pianist Yaara Tal and her German partner Andreas Groethuysen is spellbinding – one of the highlights of this concert promises to be the dazzling piano duet arrangement of Mendelssohn’s youthful masterpiece. Tal & Groethuysen mark the Reger centenary celebrations with one of his most impressive works for two pianos alongside Beethoven’s four-hand arrangement of his ‘Great Fugue’ for string quartet. The duo are much in demand throughout the world and have performed at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Philharmonie Berlin, La Scala Milan, Musikverein Vienna and at major Festivals including La Roque d’Anthéron, Salzburg and Hong Kong. Their exclusive contract with Sony Classical has for many years contributed to their international success, winning them a Cannes Classical Award for their recording of the complete Schubert piano duets.
‘I cannot wait to hear this duo again’ MAX LOPPERT, FINANCIAL TIMES
Supported by Steinway & Sons