Enjoy the enchanting artistry of Natalie Clein, a brilliant British cellist who, at just sixteen, captured the world’s attention by winning both the BBC Young Musician of the Year and the Eurovision Competition for Young Musicians in Warsaw. Today, she is celebrated as one of the world’s leading cellists, dazzling audiences with her performances at major venues and with esteemed orchestras. Clein’s Candlelight program will feature Rachmaninov’s titanic sonata for cello and piano, plus works by Bach, Schubert, and Bloch, and a fascinating piece by Clein’s fellow countrywoman, Elisabeth Lutyens. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to witness Clein’s breathtaking talent! The pianist for the evening will be seasoned collaborative veteran, Qing Jiang.
Ernest Bloch: Méditation hébraïque Elisabeth Lutyens: Nine Bagatelles, Op. 10 Franz Schubert: Sonata for Arpeggione and Piano in A minor, D. 821 J. S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007 Sergei Rachmaninov: Sonata in G minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 19
About The Artists
Described by the Times as 'mesmerising' and 'soaringly passionate', British cellist Natalie Clein has built a distinguished career, regularly performing at major venues and with orchestras worldwide. She records regularly with Hyperion, and has recorded the two Cello Concertos by Camille Saint-Saëns as well as Bloch's Schelomo and Bruch's Kol Nidrei with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra to great critical acclaim. A solo disc with works by Bloch, Ligeti and Dallapiccola was released on 2…
Praised by the New York Times as a “fiery musician” whose playing is “vigorous and passionate,” Qing Jiang has emerged as a versatile musician who is equally known as a performer, teacher, and an advocate of contemporary music. As a performer, she has appeared in Alice Tully Hall, Weill Hall, Jordan Hall, as well as the UK’s Snape Maltings Hall, and China’s Shenzhen Poly Theater. Jiang performed under legendary conductor and composer Oliver Knussen with the Britten-Pears Orchestra in England…