Former child prodigy Sarah Chang will return to the UK for one show only at London’s Cadogan Hall on February 13.
The Juilliard-trained musician has performed with Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, Montreal Symphony and many others in her native USA.
Her performances have also taken across the world, including a 2002 visit for a recital in North Korea.
Chang will be accompanied by renowned British pianist Ashley Wass for a mixed programme featuring:
Bartók Romanian Folk Dances (composed by the Hungarian Béla Bartók in 1915)
Brahms Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor (the last of Brahms’ violin concertos 1886-8)
Franck Violin Sonata in A Major (composed by César Franck in 1886)
Chang said: “This is my first duo recital with piano in London in quite some time so I’m very excited!” says Sarah. “I really don’t do many recitals; I would say about 95% of my concerts are with orchestra and I’ve performed in London at the Barbican, Royal Festival Hall, and the Royal Albert Hall over the years. I love the Cadogan Hall – it’s beautiful and it’s acoustically and visually stunning.
“We are opening with the Bartók Romanian Dances, which is an incredible, firework of a piece, then centring the programme around the Brahms 3rd Sonata, which is one of the most beautiful, noble works for the violin repertoire.
‘We’ll finish with the Franck Sonata which is one of my all time favourites. It’s full of love and soaring melodies and tug-your-heartstrings lyricism.”
Where: Cadogan Hall
When: February 13