David Christophersen

Cambridge Concert Artists

David Christophersen - piano

Monday 17th July 2017

7:30 pm

In tonight's recital the passion and lyricism of Beethoven's op. 90 sonata are contrasted with Scarlatti's wit, Liszt's virtuosic beauty and Ginastera's South American colour and energy - a celebration of dance rhythms and of life itself.

David Christophersen, the Artistic Director of the "Cambridge Concert Artists" series, was born in Oslo, has broadcast for BBC Radio 3 and has played an unusually wide repertoire (with seventeen different solo programmes in the last two years alone) throughout the UK at St John's Smith Square in London, St George's Bristol, Edinburgh's Reid Hall, Oxford's Holywell Music Room and the Woburn Abbey Festival, to name a few distinguished venues. He works regularly with contemporary composers: earlier this year, together with Vivian Choi, Derek Scurll and Dave Ellis, he premiered Marta Ptaszynska's Lune, Stelle for two pianos and percussion. Later in this series he and pianist Marie-Noelle Kendall will present Robin Holloways' monumental 21st-centry classic for two pianos, Gilded Goldbergs. His resent tour with Prokofiev's war sonatas was described by The Scotsman as 'exactly right'.

Scarlatti Sonata in A minor K175
Scarlatti Sonata in E major K403
Scarlatti Sonata in D major K492
Scarlatti Sonata in C major K513
Scarlatti Sonata in D minor K517
Beethoven Sonata in E minor op 90
Liszt Concert Study no. 3 in D flat major
Ginastera Sonata no. 1 op. 22

Ticket & Booking Information
£16 full, £10 concessions
Cambridge Live Tickets, 2 Wheeler St, Cambridge CB2 3QB
Tel 01223 357851

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