Future music giants
English violinist Cristian de Sa and Chinese pianist Xu Guo are undoubtedly two of the future giants among the violin and piano soloists. Cristian de Sa graduated in 2017 with the highest accolade, having already won BBC Musician of the Year in 2012. In 2018 Xu Guo won the international piano competition of Thailand, one of the many prizes, which the virtuoso Chinese pianist has in her name. Both De Sa and Xu Guo offer a program featuring absolute masterpieces from the violin and piano repertoire.
Cristian de Sa focuses on the Sonata for violin and piano by Richard Strauss, one of the great violin sonatas from the violin repertoire, and the virtuoso Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso by Saint-Saëns. New-Zealand pianist Somi Kim supports him. Xu Guo demonstrates both her poetic and her wild, savage side in Chopin’s Mazurka’s and also in Prokofiev’s Piano Sonata Op. 82. A rollercoaster of emotions played with the finest of youthful flair.