SJE Arts International Piano Series 2024

Vadym Kholodenko & Alena Baeva,

piano & violin

From £20 to £35

Parking (limited availability) £10 per space

Pre-concert dinner £27 per person

Schumann Märchenbilder (Fairy Tale Pictures) Op. 113, for violin and piano
Schubert Fantasie in C major for violin and piano, Op. 159
Schubert ‘Wanderer Fantasy’ for solo piano
Stravinsky Le Baiser de la Fée (The Fairy’s Kiss), for violin and piano

2013 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist, Vadym Kholodenko, has twice given suberb solo recitals in the Series. This time he comes with his longstanding duo partner, renowned violinist Alena Baeva.

Their programme opens in the land of make-believe. Fairy Tale Pictures is a work of four distinct movements, though Schumann gives no clue in the score as to which tales, or fairy happenings, he had in mind for each. Schubert’s Fantasie in C major for violin and piano stands out for the virtuosity that it asks of both instruments. Based around a simple song melody yet highly complex, it is a joyful piece with a wonderful celebratory finish.

Following the interval, Vadym Kholodenko performs Schubert’s ‘Wanderer Fantasy’ for solo piano. So called for its many connections to his ‘Der Wanderer’ lied, the work's beautiful melodies and intricate themes conceal treacherous technical demands. And to end, we are back with make-believe and Stravinsky’s transcription for violin and piano of his one-act ballet, The Fairy’s Kiss.

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