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Music Network Presents: My Cello, My Voice with Leonard Elschenbroich, solo cello (Germany)

Friday 28 November

Following the tremendous success of The Naked Violin Tour with Tasmin Little, Music Network is delighted to present Leonard Elschenbroich, one of the most charismatic cellists of his generation, in an evening of masterpieces from the solo cello repertoire. Performing an intriguing programme of music with which he has a deep affinity, Leonard will interweave his playing with anecdotes and stories of personal connections to the pieces.

Lauded for his gorgeous, singing tone and wonderfully expressive playing, the young German cellist has already been invited to perform with a number of eminent conductors, including Dmitri Kitajenko, Manfred Honeck and Christoph Eschenbach, who praised his “depth, expressivity, charisma and perfection…” after a spell-binding duet with Anne-Sophie Mutter.

Chosen as a BBC New Generation Artist in 2012, Elschenbroich has won a slew of awards and performed at many of the world’s most prestigious venues, including the Albert Hall, the Auditorium du Louvre and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Much in demand as a chamber musician, he has also appeared at festivals throughout the world with artists such as Gidon Kremer, the Sitkovetsky Trio and the Piano Trio he formed with Alexei Grynyuk and Nicola Benedetti.

Programme to include:
Bach: Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007
Hindemith: Solo Sonata, Op. 25, No. 3
Piatti: 12 Caprices, Op. 25 (No. 7. Maestoso, No. 11. Adagio – Allegro)
Tavener: Threnos
Lombardi: Essay 3