An unusual recital

Rhythm’n Cello
Tue 25 Oct 20:15
Large Hall
Tue 25 Oct
Past event


Isaac Albeniz Asturia
Anna Drubich AirAlert (2022)
Manuel de Falla Suite popular espagnole 
Johann Sebastian Bach movements from Sonata for viola da gamba, BWV 1027
Leonard Bernstein Méditation no 3 
George Gershwin Walking the dog
George Gershwin I got rhythm’
Fats Waller Ain’t Misbehavin’
Moisés Simons C’est ça la vie, c’est ça l’amour
Antonio Bertali Ciaccona
Johann Sebastian Bach Chaconne (arr Viktor Derevianko)
Igor Stravinski Suite Italienne


Boris Andrianov cello
Ophélie Gaillard cello
Giovanni Sollima cello and cello piccolo
Mario Brunello four-string cello piccolo
Dimitri Illarionov lute and guitar
Bruno Fontaine piano
Daniel Leveillé tap dance

The Russian cellist Boris Andrianov will be taking us on a musical journey – with his trusty partner on lute and guitar. From a time-honoured sonata by Vivaldi through Moldavian folk music to numbers by Piazzolla.

For years now, the flamboyant Swiss cellist Ophélie Gaillard has been collaborating with dancers and performers from many other disciplines. Together with world tap dance champion Daniel Leveillé and pianist/arranger Bruno Fontaine, she’s created a programme – Rhythm’n cello – especially for this year’s Cello Biennale.

The Italian musical wizards Mario Brunello and Giovanni Sollima will each be bringing their own variant of the cello piccolo, as well as their modern-day cellos. They’ll be performing Bertali’s well-known early-Baroque work Ciaccona and the sublime Chaconne from Bach’s Violin Partita No. 2. (Brunello will also be playing the entire partita the morning after this concert on his cello piccolo.)

Jascha Heifetz and Gregor Piatigorsky once arranged an incredibly difficult version of Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne for violin and cello. Not to be outdone, Sollima and Brunello have upped the ante by performing the violin part on cello piccolo, too!

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