Timo-Veikko ‘Tipi’ Valve. Photo credit Jack Saltmiras.
“In a program such as this, one can really experience and hear all the voices that make this an Orchestra of soloists, not just those at the front.” Principal Cello Timo-Veikko Valve.
Timo-Veikko ‘Tipi’ Valve studied at the Sibelius Academy in his home town of Helsinki and at the Edsberg Music Institute in Stockholm, Sweden and has performed as a soloist with all major orchestras in Finland and as a chamber musician throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and the US. He is one of the most versatile musicians of his generation performing as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader on both modern and period instruments.
On our ACO Soloists tour, he will perform Jack Symonds’ new arrangement of Debussy’s Sonata for Cello and Piano. “Jack has reworked the delicate and characterful dialogue between the cello and piano in a way so that the original cello part stays unchanged, but the piano part is divided into 11 solo string parts. This method highlights the intimacy of the conversation without over-orchestrating the original score and thus making it a concertante piece, soloist versus orchestra,” Tipi says.
5 - 19 May 2017
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Wollongong
Satu Vänskä Director & Violin
Glenn Christensen Violin
Timo-Veikko Valve Cello
RUTH CRAWFORD SEEGER Andante for Strings
VIVALDI Concerto for Two Violins and Cello in G minor, RV578
JAMES LEDGER The Natural Order of Things (World Premiere)*
LOCATELLI Violin Concerto in D major The Harmonic Labyrinth
DEBUSSY (arr. Jack Symonds) Sonata for Cello and Piano
MENDELSSOHN (arr. strings) String Quartet No.2 in A minor
* COMMISSIONED BY DAVID & SANDY LIBLING IN CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF SIMON LIBLING.