Brighton Festival 2019Public booking opens: Fri 24 Feb, 9am

Brighton Festival Live: Stephen Upshaw & Veronika Trisko

Exoticism and Folk Music
viola & piano


Bloch Suite for Viola and Piano
Raymond Yiu Elegaic Fragments
Bartók Romanian Folk Dances

Travel to far-off lands with the American violist Stephen Upshaw and his regular collaborator Veronika Trisko. Stephen’s quest for new musical horizons has taken him to the furthest reaches of the repertoire, including pieces written specially for him, such as Raymond Yiu’s Elegiac Fragments, inspired by Middle Eastern music. Also rooted in the East is Bloch’s Suite for Viola and Piano and closer to home, Bartók’s Romanian Folk Dances are irresistibly rhythmic.