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My Cello My Voice

Wed 26 November, 8.00 pm
Aula Maxima, The Quadrangle, NUI Galway

Leonard Elschenbroich, cello

Tickets: €18/ MFG Friends and Concessions: €14 / Students (full time): €6 Book here.

Bach: Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007
Hindemith: Solo Sonata, Op. 25, No. 3
Tavener: Threnos
Kevin Volans: A Short Walk in the Gardens of Solitude
Piatti: 12 Caprices, Op. 25 (No. 7. Maestoso, No. 11. Adagio - Allegro)
Lombardi: Essay 3 (Steiner)

Music for Galway in association with 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. Presented in association with Music Network, this is part of Music for Galway’s CELLISSIMO season.

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.

Leonard Elschenbroich and pianist Alexei Grynyuk mesmerized audiences in the Aula Maxima a couple of seasons ago when Nicola Benedetti had to pull out of a trio concert due to injury. They presented an evening of wonderful music for cello and piano and dispelled any initial disappointment with their outstanding performances.

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 Royal Albert Hall, the Auditorium du Louvre and the Concertgebouw. 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.

Tickets: €18/ MFG Friends and Concessions: €14 / Students (full time): €6 Book here.

The Lavender Cello
Look out for our giant lavender cello , nicknamed the “Neachtivarius”, commissioned by Tigh Neachtain, crafted by Tommy Lennon.. .this will stand outside Neachtain’s for the entire week of the season launch and wil reappear at various times throughout the season.

Music for Galway is sponsored by the Arts Council and Galway City Council, and also thanks its many partners, corporate sponsors, Diamond Patrons and other Patrons and Friends.

Music for Galway
St. Mary's College
St. Mary's Road
Phone: 00353 91 705962
Email: info@musicforgalway.ie


Leonard Elschenbroich will give a solo recital and talk on November 26th.

Another full house on 11 November for Hunka/Johnston/Tinney Trio. Book your tickets in advance to avoid disapointment.

The Neachtivarius outside Tigh Neachtains as seen from Artisan Restaurant

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