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CMNZ Presents: Beethoven Festival, Michael Houstoun & Bella Hristova
September 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm
“Every sound she draws is superb” The Strad.
Beethoven’s 10 Sonatas for Violin and Piano form a transcendent, transformative monument of the duo sonata repertoire: they present a formidable, unique challenge to violinists and pianists.
Bella Hristova, winner of the 2007 Michael Hill International Violin Competition, is known for the power and lyrical beauty of her sound, a violinist perfectly suited to the huge technical and emotional demands of Beethoven’s sonatas. Michael Houstoun’s recent performances of Beethoven’s complete Piano Sonatas met with huge acclaim for fluency, and appreciation of Beethoven’s wit, as well as the moments of profound desolation.
Beethoven: The Piano & Violin Sonatas – In Christchurch, we’re back with another mini-festival, with three concerts over three days.
Hristova and Houstoun’s collaboration in our Beethoven Mini-Festival will be the landmark musical event of 2017 – one not to be missed!