Storioni Trio, Christoffer Sundqvist clarinet, Bram van Sambeek bassoon, Arno Bornkamp saxophone, Ray Chen violin, Ruth Gibson viola, Nini Gvetadze piano, Sam Haywood piano, Noè Rodrigo Gisbert winner TROMP 2016 Willem Vos Prijs
Beethoven – from Symphony nr 2: part 1
Chopin – Waltz in A minor
Chopin – Scherzo nr 2
Lang – Touch not the cat
Poulenc – Sonata for clarinet and bassoon
Schulhoff – Hot Sonata for saxophone and piano
Lang – Miracle Ear
Schumann – Piano quintet
One of the highlights of this concert is undoubtedly the top Australian violinist Ray Chen. This youngest winner ever of the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition is artist in residence of Muziekgebouw Eindhoven this season. He gave a breathtaking rendition of Max Bruch’s violin concerto last season on our large stage. Chen travels all over the world with his beautiful Stradivarius dating from 1715, but Muziekgebouw Eindhoven holds a special place in his heart: ‘A fantastic hall! The audience sits close to the stage and the acoustics help me to give the very best I have to offer’, said Chen in an interview for our annual report. He is a typical example of such a young musician that combines the best of two worlds: his phenomenal violin playing is deeply rooted in rich tradition, but he is also as adventurous and communicative as a pop star.
Inspired by 100 years Dutch Design, this jubilee edition of the Storioni Festival has the theme Designing new traditions. How do the newest musical trends and developments link in with the golden traditions of the past? This question forms a recurring theme through the whole festival programme.