Dénes Várjon and Izabella Simon play one of their favourite two-piano works to open this colourful and highly emotional concert, also featuring star turns from violinist Harumi Rhodes of the Takács Quartet and contrabassist Hiroshi Ikematsu. And finally, we are delighted to present the New Zealand premiere of the Florence Price Piano Quintet, a work that was almost lost but has had a revival in the past few years. Written in 1935 the work hearkens back to the Late Romantic style with impressionist touches and a ragtime-inspired Scherzo.
Schumann/Debussy – Two-Piano Works – Dénes Várjon, Izabella Simon (piano)
Janáček – Violin Sonata – Harumi Rhodes (violin), Dénes Várjon (piano)
Piazzolla – Kicho – Hiroshi Ikematsu (contrabass), Izabella Simon (piano)
Price – Piano Quintet – Izabella Simon (piano), Takács Quartet
Adam Chamber Music Festival