Beethoven’s earliest violin sonata, dedicated to the much-maligned Salieri, precedes a sequence of works with Parisian connections. The programme culminates in Franck’s wedding gift to fellow Belgian Eugene Ysaÿe, who performed it on the day of his nuptials.
11:00am, Thursday 8 August 2019
£16 Unreserved Seating
Supported by Mrs Eira Leach and the Romanian Cultural Institute
Beethoven Violin Sonata No.1 in D major, Op.12 No.1 20¼’
Enescu Aria and Scherzino for violin and piano 5¼’
Debussy Violin Sonata in G minor 13’
Mozart Violin Sonata No.21 in E minor, K304 13¼’
Franck Violin Sonata in A major 28'
Maria Gîlicel started her violin and music studies at the age of 4, learning with her Romanian parents. She acquired her degree at the Conservatorio Adolfo Salazar in Madrid under Farid Fasla before graduating with First Class Honours as a student of Ani Schnarch at the RCM, where she is now taking her Masters in Performance with Maciej Rakowski.
George arrived in the UK from Romania in 2011 as a Silvestri Scholar at Stewart’s Melville College in Edinburgh. He then completed his Bachelors and Masters of Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He is currently undertaking a postgraduate Artist Diploma at the RCM under Norma Fisher.