Ilya Gringolts Plays Paganini
30 September - 8 October 2018
CPE BACH String Symphony in C major
PAGANINI (arr. Bernard Rofe) Violin Concerto No.1 in D major
VIVALDI Concerto for Violin and 2 Cellos in C major
Ilya Gringolts Guest Director & Violin
Timo-Veikko Valve Cello
Julian Thompson Cello
Richard Tognetti first experienced the young Russian violin sensation Ilya Gringolts on the radio while driving. Listening to Paganini’s first violin concerto, Richard was so mesmerised he had to pull over to find out who had made such a visceral impression. For his ACO debut it will be Gringolts in the driver’s seat – directing the Orchestra while performing the very same concerto.
Béla Bartók’s Divertimento was part of the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s inaugural concert in 1975 – and is still one of our folk-inspired favourites today. Vivaldi’s Concerto for Violin and 2 Cellos in C major, and CPE Bach’s String Symphony in C major, round out this dazzling, virtuosic display.