Friday 9 December 2016, 7.30 pm in Cairns Church

KARINE GEORGIAN cello »
JOHN LENEHAN piano »

Beethoven
Janáček
Carl Vine
Brahms
Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 5 No. 2
Pohádka
Inner World
Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38

Russian cellist Karine Georgian is one of the outstanding exponents of the golden generation of Russian string playing. After studying for seven years with Rostropovich at the Moscow Conservatoire she took the First Prize and Gold Medal at the Third Tchaikovsky International Competition, and began an international career that has taken her all over the world, debuting in Carnegie Hall with her compatriot Aram Khachaturian conducting his Cello Concerto, and giving the US premiere with the Chicago Symphony of Khachaturian's Cello Rhapsody, also under his baton. They later recorded it together with the USSR State Symphony Orchestra. She now lives in the UK, is a professor at the Royal Northern College of Music and is a member with pianist John Lenehan of the London Soloists' Ensemble.

In this exciting programme Karine and John Lenehan combine two of the cello repertoire's best-known masterpieces with a haunting work by Janáček, and Karine plays a fascinating piece for cello with pre-recorded tape by Australian composer Carl Vine.

Rarely do forces of music, energy and idea find themselves so powerfully in alliance within a single individual.
Boston Globe

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