Elected musician of the year in 2013 at the International Classical Music Awards, the German violinist Carolin Widmann excelled in her first performance with her exquisite performance of contemporary pieces. However, as she told The Strad, as she moved from a contemporary to a period repertoire she discovered that the leap from Boulez to Bach is not as great as it may seem. “I see so many idealists in both worlds, people who really don’t care about the financial success of a piece, but who are just looking for new ways of working.” Widmann is directed in this concert by Tianyi Lu, a young artist who has been making a name for herself on every continent, particularly as assistant conductor of the Melbourne Symphony.
Midsummer’s Night Dream, overture op. 21
Violin Concerto, in E minor, op. 64
Pavane pour une infante défunte
Piano Concerto in G major