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Catharina Chen & Jie Zhang


Virtuoso and beautiful in an atmospheric Sunday concert.
If we are to believe the critics, Catharina Chen and Jie Zhang are virtuosos with practically no technical limitations. This is appropriate for a programme that displays the possibilities of their instruments – violin and piano.
Ole Bull was more than just fast runs. He was also the lyrical master of luxuriant melodies, and Liszt extended the possibilities of the piano in beautiful sound quality, fast runs and daring chords. Also on the programme is William Kroll, who translated banjo music into dexterous violin music in a frantic work, and Mozart, who in the minor is like another composer with a wondrous depth. Finally we hear 24 miniatures, which demand that in the space of a second the musicians find new characters and relationships to their instruments.
Norwegian-born Chen has appeared as a soloist with orchestras worldwide. She is currently concert master at the Norwegian Opera and Ballet, a position she has had since she was 28 years old. Since coming to Norway in 2003 Jie Zhang has appeared as a soloist with several of the country’s orchestras and won many awards.
Catharina Chen violin | Jie Zhang piano
OLE BULL (1810–1880) Sæterjentens Søndag (The Herd-Girl’s Sunday) | Andante Maestoso
FRANZ LISZT (1811–1886) Années de pélerinage (Years of Pilgrimage). S160: II: Au Lac De Wallenstadt
WILLIAM KROLL (1901–1980) Banjo & Fiddle
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756–1791) Sonata for Piano and Violin in E minor, K 304 | I: Allegro | II: Tempo di Minuetto
DIMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906–1975) 24 Preludes (arr. for Violin and Piano) op. 34a

Free transport to Composers’ Homes
Return transport is included in your Bergen International Festival ticket. Please note that the boat leaves promptly on time.
CONCERTS AT 11:30: Departure from Dreggekaien at 10:00. Return from Lysøen, departure at 14:00.
CONCERTS AT 14:30: Departure from Dreggekaien at 12:45. Return from Lysøen, departure at 16:15.

  • Last Updated: 03/02/2018
  • Source: Bergen Reiselivslag

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