“An aura of sophistication and tremendous intellectual integrity” The Herald
French cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras charms audience all over the world with his flawless technique and engaging performances. Acclaimed for his thorough approach both to early and contemporary music (with a long-lasting collaboration with Pierre Boulez) he continues to encompass that full range of instrumental works in his recitals – as tonight. Here, alternating with the first three of Bach’s Cello Suites, he features three contemporary composers, including a work composed for him by Jonathan Harvey.
Ivan Fedele, Arc-En-Ciel (2004)
Bach, Suite No 1 in G for Unaccompanied Cello, BWV1007
Jonathan Harvey, Pre-echo for Jean-Guihen (2003)
Bach, Suite No 2 in D minor for Unaccompanied Cello, BWV1008
György Kurtág, Az Hit… (1998)
György Kurtág, Pilinszky János: Gérard de Nerval (1986)
György Kurtág, Signs, Games and Messages: Shadows (2007)
Bach, Suite No 3 in C for Unaccompanied Cello, BWV1009
The performance will last for approximately 1.5 hours including one interval
Jean-Guihen Queyras Cello Masterclass
7 Jun, 4:00pm-6:30pm
AUDITORIUM, YEW CHUNG INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (SECONDARY)
Collaborating Institution: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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Born in Montreal and, between five and eight, living in Algeria, Jean-Guihen Queyras then grew up in France. He studied at Lyon Conservatoire, then at the Musikhochschule Freiburg (where he is now professor) and Mannes College in New York, with Timothy Eddy. His relationship with Boulez started when he worked with the Ensemble InterContemperain in Paris, where he also met Jonathan Harvey. He has subsequently premièred the Cello Concerto by Ivan Fedele.