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Yi-Jia Susanne Hou returns to the US with Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy

Yi-Jia Susanne Hou returns to the US with Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy

Yi-Jia Susanne Hou  performs Max Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy op. 46 in two concerts with the Stockton Symphony  on April 6th & 7th this year at the Atherton Auditorium in Stockton, California. One of Bruch’s signature works for violin and orchestra dedicated to the virtuoso violinist Pablo de Sarasate will be part of the musical excursions programme depicting destinations of wonder led by the orchestra’s music director Peter Jaffe.

For more details, see HERE.

Stephen Kovacevich debuts with Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra

Stephen Kovacevich debuts with Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra

Stephen Kovacevich begins the new year with the performance of Mozart Piano Concerto No 24 with the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra  under the baton’s of the orchestra’s music director Mo Nayden Todorov. Their concert takes place on 25th of January at Bulgaria Concert Hall  in Sofia with the programme also featuring Beethoven Symphony No 5 in c-minor.

For more details see HERE.

Jayson Gillham pays tribute to Rachmaninov at Djanogly Recital Hall in Nottingham

Jayson Gillham pays tribute to Rachmaninov at Djanogly Recital Hall in Nottingham

With the 150th anniversary of Sergei Rachmaninov’s birth this year, Jayson Gillham  presents a tribute programme to the composer and pianist in a solo recital on the 2nd of November at the Lakeside Arts University of Nottingham. Performing a selection of Etudes Tableaux juxtaposed with Chopin’s Etudes as well as a variety of arrangements of pieces by Bach, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and others, the programme reveals Rachmaninov’s own tribute to and fascination with other composers’ oeuvre.

For more details see HERE

Noam Aviel conducts Smetana, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky in first concert as Symphony in C’s newly appointed Music Director.

Noam Aviel conducts Smetana, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky in first concert as Symphony in C’s newly appointed Music Director.

Noam Aviel opens her tenure with Symphony in C  conducting a programme of works by Smetana, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky in her first concert as the orchestra’s Music Director.  Aviel chose Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony as the centre of her introductory performance on Saturday 4th of November at Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts New Jersey, preceded by Smetana’s The Bartered Bride Overture and Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2. For more details, see HERE

Yi-Jia Susanne Hou performs with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Yi-Jia Susanne Hou performs with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

On 22nd of November 2022 Yi-Jia Susanne Hou  is playing the iconic Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestra Tong Chen. The performance takes place at the Orpheum as part of the cultural event Image China East-West Symphonic Concert presenting renowned soloists and featuring Chinese and Canadian classical music .

For more details see HERE.

Susanne Hou recorded live He Zhanhao’s & Chen Gang’s Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Cadogan Hall in London. She subsequently toured the work with the RPO under the baton of Mo John Nelson in China and Taiwan. Her connection to the piece has been both artistic and personal since her violinist father was chosen to make a premier recording of the concerto in Shanghai.

Clip from Susanne Hou’s concert on tour at NCPA Beijing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u01Rxq0LARY

Janáček Quartet presented in “Great String Quartets at Edinburgh” series on BBC Radio 3

Janáček Quartet presented in “Great String Quartets at Edinburgh” series on BBC Radio 3

Janáček Quartet’s concert performed at The Queen’s Hall in August 2002 is to be broadcast as part of the BBC Radio 3 documentary series “Great String Quartets at Edinburgh” on 25th of August 2022. The legendary performance features a programme of some of the most outstanding works in string quartets’ repertoire from the Bohemian and Moravian music traditions by Martinů, Dvořák and Smetana. For more details see HERE

 

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