Hilary Hahn on USA tour, accompanied by pianist Valentina Lisitsa on Bosendorfer
A triumph of the Grammy-winning violinist at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Washington.
Hilary Hahn played three Ives Violin sonatas, the first, second and fourth, on February 11th at Benaroya Hall recital. This concert was part of the Distinguished Artists series that was realized by the Seattle Symphony.
Hahn also performed two unaccompanied sonatas by the Belgien violin virtuoso and composer Eugene Ysaye. After that part of the concert she and the pianist Valentina Lisitsa presented a selection of Brahms Hungarian Dances in the violin and piano arrangements by Joachim, and Bartok´s Romanian Dances.
And the piano was a fine mellow-toned Bosendorfer.
"Valentina's preferred piano brand is Bosendorfer, in particular the flagship Imperial model. She finds this piano's inimitable sound a perfect match for her artistry and technique." (Valentina Lisitsa)
The theme of the Benaroya Hall program was the influence of folk dance and song. ”This type of repertory often brings out the extrovert in performers – flashing eyes, facial gesturing to “communicate” with the audience.
If you are curious to find out what it is like to be a nomadic classical musician, a violinist, a 28-year-old, a modern instrumental troubadour, or just a woman looking at the world around her, you have come to the right place.” (The Seattle Publisher)
Valentina Lisitsa - 26th of March in Vienna/Konzerthaus
At the end March till the beginning of April 2009 she is on European tour with Hilary Hahn. Concerts will take place in Berlin (Berliner Philharmonie), Vienna and other famous vanues in Europe.