Guest Recital: Annette-Barbara Vogel, violin & Durval Cesetti, piano

February 9, 2016 - 8:15pm - 9:00pm
Brenneman Ohl Concert Hall

Violinist Annette-Barbara Vogel returns to the Heidelberg concert stage on Tuesday, February 9th at 8:15 PM, in the Ohl Concert Hall; please note the special weekday date and time! Appearing with her is collaborative pianist Durval Cessetti. The recital is free and open to the public.

For this latest program, Ms. Vogel has selected three substantial works from the violin repertoire, including sonatas by Johannes Brahms and Gabriel Faure. Also on the program is a Partita from 1984, written by the Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski.

In 2010, Gramophone Magazine lauded “Vogel’s perfect intonation” and Classical CD Review wrote: “Vogel is about the most ideal exponent a composer could hope for”. Considered one of the finest German violinists of her generation, she is renowned for “... authoritative and highly sensitive performances” (Music Web International),” and a “formidable technique, stunning musicality, and stage presence that transmits to orchestra and audience alike.” (Brahms Concerto, Wuppertaler Zeitung). Vogel's exceptional talent and musicianship is recognized by numerous prestigious solo prizes and scholarships: first prize in the Folkwang Competition (Essen), the Bund der Industrie Competition (Frankfurt), and the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb in Bonn. She also won a Gold Medal in the International Competition Caltanissetta in Italy, was a finalist in the International Carl Maria von Weber Competition in Munich, and a recipient of the Starling Scholarship.

Described as a “pianist of rare musicality” by the critic Claude Gingras (La Presse, Montreal), DURVAL CESETTI completed his doctorate in performance at McGill University, specializing in the works of Polish composer Karol Szymanowski. His former teachers include renowned pianists such as Neusa França, Eugene Plawutsky, Louis-Philippe Pelletier, Richard Raymond, Tom Plaunt, and Kyoko Hashimoto. He has received several awards during his studies, such as the James McGill Award, the Sade Shapiro Hausner Piano Scholarship, and the prestigious SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship granted by the Government of Canada. In his native Brazil, he was also a prizewinner in several important competitions, such as the 2006 Belo Horizonte Piano Competition, the 1998 Orestes Farinello Piano Competition and 1998 Souza Lima Piano Competition. Currently a Professor of Solo and Collaborative Piano at the "Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte", in the city of Natal, Brazil, he has worked previously as a piano instructor at McGill University and at the University of Windsor, and acted as a collaborative pianist for students at McGill University and at the University of Western Ontario.

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