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Cadogan Hall Zurich International Concert Series 2012-13 PRESENTS

I N A S S O C I AT I O N W I T H I M G A RT I S T S


Cadogan Hall is pleased to present the sixth Zurich International Concert Series. We welcome back some outstanding orchestras and soloists and introduce some new visitors to Chelsea. Regular subscribers to our International Concert Series will know that the experience of a full international symphony orchestra in Cadogan Hall’s intimate environment and fine acoustic is one that is hard to beat. Join us and experience the magic of world class performances in a wonderful venue. For more information please visit the series website at www.cadoganhall.com/zics


Cadogan Hall P R E S E N T S Zurich International Concert Series 2012-13 I N A S S O C I AT I O N W I T H I M G A RT I S T S

2012 17 October

St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra

Vaughan Williams / Rachmaninov

26 October

Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra

Brahms / Barber / Dvořák

16 November Prague

2013

Symphony Orchestra

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Smetana / Beethoven / Janáček / Dvořák

14 January

Staatskapelle Weimar

Beethoven / Brahms

21 February

Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra

Bernstein / Szymanowski / Shostakovich / Schubert

8 March

Brussels Philharmonic

Beethoven / Bartók / Debussy / Ravel

10 May

Moscow State Symphony Orchestra

Tchaikovsky Cycle 1

14 May

Moscow State Symphony Orchestra

Tchaikovsky Cycle 2

20 May

Moscow State Symphony Orchestra

Tchaikovsky Cycle 3

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Wednesday 17 October 2012, 7.30pm

St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra Alexander Dmitriev cond u ctor Freddy Kempf piano Vaughan Williams F antasia on a T heme of T homas T a l l is Rachmaninov R hapsod y on a T heme of P aganini Rachmaninov S y mphon y N o . 2 The world famous St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra celebrated its 80th anniversary last year, over 30 years with Chief Conductor Alexander Dmitriev, and we are very proud to have them here to open the Zurich International Concert Series 2012-13. British pianist - Freddy Kempf - needs no introduction; a firm favourite at Cadogan Hall he plays to sell - out audiences all over the world. His performance of Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini has been described by critics as ‘dynamic’ and ‘brilliant’. The concert ends with Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony - a richly scored, fullblooded masterpiece which contains some of his finest music. ‘In Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, pianist Freddy Kempf’s playing was also notable for its clarity and bristling precision, born of sinewy finger strength, and with phrases of deftly moulded shape. It was precision of tonal control and dynamism rather than force that enabled Kempf to cut through the orchestra - there was transparent brilliance but no bludgeoning force.’ S y dne y M orning H era l d

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Friday 26 October 2012, 7.30pm

Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra Michael Sanderling cond u ctor Sarah Chang vio l in Brahms V ariations on a T heme Barber V io l in C oncerto Dvořák S y mphon y N o . 9

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The Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the oldest and most respected symphony orchestras in Germany with a long history of success under some of the world’s leading conductors, including Kurt Masur, Herbert Kegel, Michel Plasson, Marek Janowski and Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos. Sarah Chang is recognised as one of the world’s great violinists. Since her debut with the New York Philharmonic at the age of eight she has performed with the greatest orchestras, conductors and accompanists internationally in a career spanning more than two decades. ‘Her gifts are at a level so removed from the rest of us that all we can do is feel the appropriate awe and then wonder on the mysteries of nature. The ancients would certainly have had Ms. Chang emerging fully formed from some Botticellian scallop shell.’ T he N ew York T imes

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Friday 16 November 2012, 7.30pm

Prague Symphony Orchestra Heiko Mathias Forster cond u ctor Igor Tchetuev piano Smetana B artered B ride O vert u re Beethoven P iano C oncerto N o . 4 Janáček A dagio for O rchestra Dvořák S y mphon y N o . 6

The cultural ambassador for a city rich in classical music, the Prague Symphony Orchestra brings a programme including music from its homeland and Beethoven’s most poetic piano concerto. The sensational, award-winning Russian pianist Igor Tchetuev consistently receives rave reviews for his lyrical as well as red-blooded playing. Born in Sebastopol (Ukraine) in 1980, at the age of 14 he won his first international competition. By the time he was 18, he was the First Prize Laureate of the Ninth Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition. ‘Beaming like a laser, confident yet unaggressive, shining, colourful, structured without being rigid, the work of Igor Tchetuev makes every piece’s vital force emerge.’ Le M onde

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Monday 14 January 2013, 7.30pm

Staatskapelle Weimar Stefan Solyom cond u ctor Nelson Goerner piano

Beethoven C orio l an overt u re Beethoven P iano C oncerto N o . 1 Brahms S y mphon y N o . 2 Founded in 1491, the Staatskapelle Weimar is one of the oldest orchestras in the world, its reputation inextricably linked to some of the greatest works and musicians of all time. This was the orchestra in which Bach was employed from 1708 to 1717 and which then enjoyed particular renown under the direction of Franz Liszt in the mid-19th century with premieres that included Wagner’s Lohengrin. In 1889 another extraordinary conductor and composer helped the orchestra achieve an even greater reputation, the 25-year-old Richard Strauss, who directed the world premiere of his own first opera Guntram and Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel in Weimar. The young but already internationally renowned Swedish conductor Stefan Solyom was appointed General Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Staatskapelle in 2009 and we are enormously proud to welcome such a distinguished orchestra as part of our series. ‘The superb soloist was the Argentinean, Nelson Goerner, whose accuracy, agility, clarity and rapport with the orchestra created a quite superb account.’ Yorkshire P ost

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Thursday 21 February 2013, 7.30pm

Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Jacek Kaspszyk cond u ctor Mikhail Rudy piano Bernstein C andide O vert u re Szymanowski C oncerto O vert u re Shostakovich P iano C oncerto N o . 2 Schubert S y mphon y N o . 9 Considered the leading Polish orchestra, the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1935 in Warsaw. We are very pleased to welcome them back under their music director Jacek Kaspszyk. An artist of great creativity and charisma, Mikhail Rudy performs Shostakovich’s Second Piano Concerto. The Concerto, written in 1957 as a birthday gift for his 19-year-old son Maxim, is full of light-hearted energy. Often considered Schubert’s finest piece for orchestra, Symphony No.9, the ‘Great’, has an emphasis on melody throughout. Today, as we have become aware of the symphony’s extent and intensity, ‘Great’ has become an accepted part of the work’s title, reflecting the work’s grandeur. ‘Rudy is a pianist with an enormous musical appetite… an intrepid explorer.’ B r y ce M orrison

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Friday 8 March 2013, 7.30pm

Brussels Philharmonic

Michel Tabachnik cond u ctor Markus Groh piano Beethoven E gmont O vert u re Bartók P iano C oncerto N o . 2 Debussy La M er Ravel B o l ero The Brussels Philharmonic has performed with leading conductors and soloists and, in the course of its existence, has created new works by world-famous composers such as Stravinsky, Messiaen and Francesconi. Since 2008, Music Director Michel Tabachnik has been a key figure, combining the great orchestral repertoire with music from the 20th century. Consistently cited for his ‘sound imagination’ with his playing praised as ‘impeccable’ (The Guardian), Markus Groh has confirmed his place among the finest pianists in the world today. For this concert he performs Bartók’s Piano Concerto No.2 which is rarely heard in the concert hall, probably because it is notorious for being one of the most difficult pieces in the piano concerto repertoire. ‘A new star in the pianistic firmament… ’ N e u e Z ü rcher Z eit u ng

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Moscow State Symphony Orchestra Tchaikovsky Cycle Pavel Kogan cond u ctor

For almost seven decades, the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra has been recognized as one of the foremost interpreters of the classic Russian composers. An L.A. Times critic recently said the orchestra ‘might well be the world’s leastheralded great orchestra’. Since Pavel Kogan became Music Director he has earned the orchestra a high reputation for artistic excellence and in 2011 his name went into a list of the ten greatest conductors of the 20th century. Along with a line-up of virtuosic young soloists this series of concerts celebrating the key works of Tchaikovsky is a treat not to be missed.

Friday 10 May 2013, 7.30pm - Tchaikovsky Cycle 1

Tatiana Kolesova piano Tchaikovsky

M arche S l ave , P iano C oncerto N o . 1 , S y mphon y N o . 4

Tuesday 14 May 2013, 7.30pm - Tchaikovsky Cycle 2

Nina Kotova ce l l o Tchaikovsky

F rancesca da R imini , R ococo V ariations , S y mphon y N o . 5

Monday 20 May 2013, 7.30pm - Tchaikovsky Cycle 3

Natalia Lomeiko vio l in Tchaikovsky

P o l onaise & W a ltz from E u gene O negin , V io l in C oncerto , S y mphon y N o . 6

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Getting to Cadogan Hall The easiest way to travel to Cadogan Hall is by public transport. Located two minutes’ walk from Sloane Square Tube, served by District and Circle lines, just one stop from Victoria station which has both mainline and additional Tube connections. Sloane Square UNDERGROUND Two minutes’ walk Upon exiting Sloane Square Station, turn immediately right, passing the Royal Court Theatre. (You will see Cadogan Hall’s tower immediately before you). Cross over Cliveden Place and walk up Sedding Street to the Hall. Bus Sloane Street one minutes’ walk

Taxi Rank Sloane Square one minutes’ walk Taxis are numerous in the area and there is a taxi rank located on Sloane Square opposite the Underground Station. Parking A limited number of bays are available on Sloane Terrace, Wilbraham Place and Sedding Street after 6.30pm.

Frequent bus services stop in Sloane Square and neighbouring streets including King’s Road, Sloane Street and Lower Sloane Street. Bus services include numbers 11, 19, 22, 137, 211, 319, 360 and c1.

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Zurich International Concert Series 2012-13