PIANIST STEFAN CASSAR AT THE MANOEL
This season’s “Wednesdays at the Manoel” series comes to an end with a fantastic recital by pianist Stefan Cassar on Wednesday 27 May 2015 at 8pm.
With music by Brahms, Beethoven, Chopin, Ravel and Liszt this promises to be one of the highlights of this season’s recitals. Based in France and a graduate of the Ecole Normale Superieure de Musique de Paris and the Mozarteum in Salzburg in Austria, Stefan plays regularly in France, Europe and Asia.
He has been a prize winner in the Sophia 2000 international piano competition for the best interpretation of Liszt’s “Après une Lecture du Dante”, a work which he has recorded on a CD including major works by Beethoven and Chopin.
Stefan plays regularly in various chamber music ensembles with prestigious artists including the Ludwig string quartet, French violoncellist Dominique de Villancourt, Russian violinist Vadim Tchijk, Swiss flautist Myriam Hildber Dickinson, soloists from the Orchestre National de France Orchestre National de Lyon and French violinist Thomas Gautier. He has also collaborated with Italian ballet dancer Francesca Ziviani in John Cage’s “Ophelia” and “Landscapes” and with French actor Francois Marthouret in a series of concert – lectures based on poems by Rilke and Proust. Stefan has been artistic director of various music festivals all over France including “Les Nocturnes de Carpentras” in Provence and “Un Piano a Collonges” close to Lyon.
Besides his concert at the Manoel, Stefan’s highlights this season include concerts in Berlin, New York, two recitals in Paris at the Musee d Art et Histoire auditorium and a tour in Switzerland. Another important appointment will be at the end of the season when Stefan will be performing Beethoven’s Emperor concerto both in Bulgaria and on the French Riviera.
The full programme of the Wed 27 May concert includes Brahms’s Klavierstücke op 76 no 1 and Klavierstücke op 76 no 2, Beethoven’s Sonata in c minor op13″pathetique”, Chopin’s Scherzo no2 op 31, Ravel’s Une barque sur l ‘ ocean ( from”Miroirs), Liszt’s Sonetto del Petrarca no104 (from “années de pèlerinage”) and Mephisto Valse no 1.
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