Wed 8th Aug 2018, 11:00am

Viktoria Mullova / Katia Labeque

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
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Viktoria Mullova - Violin
Katia Labeque - Piano

Prokofiev - Sonata in D for solo violin Op 115
Schumann - Violin Sonata No 1
Takemitsu - Distance de fée
Arvo Part - Fratres
Ravel - Violin Sonata in G

Charismatic Russian-born violinist Viktoria Mullova is a world star in classical music, admired as much for her pioneering performances as for her astonishing versatility. Her recitals combine searching intelligence with electrifying virtuosity.

Mullova is joined by the brilliant French pianist Katia Labèque for a typically eclectic recital, rich in opulent melody.

Together they travel from the impulsive freshness of Schumann’s gloriously tuneful First Violin Sonata to the exquisite beauty of Ravel’s jazz- and blues-tinged Violin Sonata, by way of Prokofiev’s easygoing Solo Sonata, the mesmerising serenity of Arvo Pärt, and the sumptuous, Debussyan lyricism of Takemitsu.

Featuring

Viktoria Mullova

Russian-born world class violinist who studied at the Central Music School of Moscow and at the Moscow Conservatoire. Her extraordinary virtuosity captured international attention when she won first prize at the 1980 Sibelius Competition in Helsinki and the Gold Medal at the Tchaikovsky Competition in 1982. 'Among mainstream big-name violin soloists, Viktoria Mullova is rare in her enthusiasm for period style and historical practice' (The Sunday Times) 'Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata is one of the miracles of the repertory... and is here freshly re-imagined by Mullova' (The Observer) 'This new Viktoria Mullova release will probably raise as many hackles as it does roars of approval' (The Daily Telegraph, May 2010).

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Katia Labeque

One half of the renowned two-piano classical duo who is a recitalist and accompanist in her own right.

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