Celebrity Recital: Natalie Clein

Birmingham International Concert Season 2010/11

Fri 6 May 7:30pm at Town Hall

Natalie Clein cello
Katya Apekisheva piano

J S Bach Solo Cello Suite No 2 in D Minor 18’
Shostakovich Cello Sonata in D Minor 29’
Sibelius Malinconia 13’
Rachmaninov Cello Sonata in G Minor 33’

Encore – Schumann – Fantasy

Few British performers have caught the public’s imagination as much as cellist Natalie Clein. Her programme includes Rachmaninov’s great Sonata, one of his most passionate and poetic works.

BBC Music magazine’s Editor, Oliver Condy, explains why he has recommended tonight’s concert:
“A natural, charming musician, Natalie Clein is the foremost cellist of her generation. She came to prominence after winning the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in 1994 with a spell-binding performance of Elgar’s Cello Concerto, a work she recorded with great acclaim for EMI Classics.” www.thsh.co.uk

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