The Great Sollima Show

Giovanni Sollima, Ivan Karizna, Boris Andrianov, Kristina Blaumane
Wed 6 Nov 17:00 - 18:00
Main Hall
Wed 6 Nov
17:00 - 18:00
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Violoncelles Vibrez!


Komitas Krunk
Henry Purcell Fantasia Upon One Note
Arnold Marinissen Whispering Angels
Felix Mendelssohn Canon for Alfredo Piatti
Giovanni Sollima Cello Fuga (on a subject by Mendelssohn)
Giovanni Sollima Terra Aria
Giovanni Sollima New work for cello octet (world premiere)
Giovanni Sollima Violoncelles Vibrez!


Giovanni Sollima cello
Ivan Karizna cello
Boris Andrianov cello
Kristina Blaumane cello
Cello Octet Amsterdam: Alistair Sung, Claire Bleumer, Esther Torrenga, Geneviève Verhage, Rares Mihailescu, René van Munster, Sanne Bijker and Sanne van der Horst cello
Frank van de Laar piano

Since 2008, Giovanni Sollima has consistently been a prominent figure at the Biënnale. He often brought music by composers that he rediscovered himself, such as Candelli and Costanzi, but of course he also brought his own compositions and arrangements. In 2018 he was given the Anner Bijlsma Award. Specially for Sollima, Arnold Marinissen composes new work Whispering Angels for cello solo, piano and ‘shadow octet’. Violoncelles Vibrez! Is one of the most played solo concerti for two celli and ensemble, performed this time by the composer himself, together with Ivan Karizna.