A rare opportunity to hear two great musicians in Parbold. As a duo, Hyeyoon and Benjamin have forged a close musical partnership founded on deep understanding, integrity, technical mastery and electrifying interpretations.
Violinist Hyeyoon Park has achieved international acclaim, performing in recital and with many of the world’s leading orchestras. Neue Westfälische described her violin skills as ‘extraordinary; they are almost perfect. Her technique and control are breathtaking’.
Regarded as one of the most important pianists to emerge in several decades, pianist Benjamin Grosvenor has been hailed by The Independent as ‘one in a million … several million’. Internationally recognised for his sonorous lyricism and understated brilliance at the keyboard, Gramophone recently acknowledged him as one of the top 50 pianists ever on record.
Together they have performed across the globe, and famously played at London’s Wigmore Hall in lockdown to an empty hall, live streamed around the world to rapturous acclaim. The Guardian wrote: ‘No empty hall could sound more still... it was practically flawless’.
Their programme this evening features works by Mozart, Grieg, Takemitsu and Debussy, as well as Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending in its original version for violin and piano. This immensely evocative piece of music is hugely popular, particularly among Classic FM listeners who have voted it the nation’s favourite piece of classical music no lessthan a record 12 times.
"A world class duo” - Suddeutsche Zeitung
Mozart Sonata K376
Takemitsu Distance de fee
Claude Debussy Sonata
Ralph Vaughan Williams Lark Ascending
Grieg Violin Sonata No. 3