Ian Brown piano
Krysia Osostowicz violin
Philip Dukes viola
Richard Lester cello
Unfortunately Marianne Thorsen has had to withdraw from this evening’s concert in the Royal Pavilion Music Room for family reasons.
Brighton Festival is most grateful to Krysia Osostowicz for stepping in at very short notice.
The programme will now be as follows:
Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat major op. 47
Haas Suite for solo piano
Dvořák Piano Quartet no. 2 in E flat major
Between 1941 and 1944, the Nazis incarcarated virtually the whole of Czechoslovakia’s Jewish cultural elite in Theresienstadt, where they faced starvation and forced labour before being dispatched to Auschwitz. The Nazis used the camp for its greatest propaganda lie, presenting it as a comfortable, protected environment in which inmates performed plays, concerts, cabarets and operas for the benefit of visitors.
As originally advertised the second half of this programme still features Suite for Solo Piano by Pavel Haas who was deported to Terezín in 1941 alongside Piano Quartet No. 2 by Czech national composer Dvořák.
Founded by its Artistic Director Amelia Freedman in 1964, the Nash Ensemble performs a varied repertory ranging from Haydn to the avant-garde, and is a major contributor towards the recognition and promotion of contemporary composers: by the end of the current season the group will have given the premieres of over 270 new works, of which 170 were specially commissioned. Its full complement of 12 players performs in combinations of various sizes, making it one of the most versatile ensembles in the UK. The Nash Ensemble’s numerous awards include the Edinburgh Festival Critics Award and two Royal Philharmonic Society Awards.
Krysia Osostowicz violin
Born in London of a Polish family, Krysia Osostowicz studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School, at the University of Cambridge and in Salzburg with Sandor Végh. She also studied the sonata repertory with Radu Lupu. She has performed over 20 concertos with orchestra, ranging from Bach to Britten. Her many CD recordings, of solo, duo and chamber music, have won such prizes as the Gramophone Award, Deutsche Schallplattenpreis and Diapason d’Or. For 15 years she played with the pioneering Domus Piano Quartet. She is leader of the Dante String Quartet, which she formed in 1995, and principal violinist with the Endymion Ensemble. Since 1987 she has taught at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.
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