Film, Video Steven Isserlis & Connie Shih Concert

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  • Steven Isserlis & Connie Shih Concert


  • Cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Connie Shih perform Shostakovich's Sonata for cello and piano in D minor, op. 40; Martinů's Sonata no. 1 for cello and piano, H. 277; Hahn's "Deux improvisations sur des airs irlandais"; Fauré's Cello Sonata no. 2 in G minor, op. 117; and Thomas Adès' "Lieux retrouvés." The encore is from Chopin's 19 Polish Songs, op. 74, "Faded & Vanished" (no. 13).

Event Date

  • April 21, 2017


  • -  Canadian pianist Connie Shih was awarded the Sylva Gelber Award (1993) for most outstanding classical artist under age 30. At age nine, she made her orchestral debut with Mendelssohn's first Piano Concerto with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. At age 12, she was the youngest ever protégé of György Sebk, and then continued her studies at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia with Claude Frank, himself a protégé of Arthur Schnabel. She has appeared extensively with orchestras and in solo recital in Canada, the U.S., Iceland, England, Spain, Italy, Germany, Japan and China. Shih has given chamber music performances with many world-renowned musicians, including Steven Isserlis. In addition to chamber music appearances at the Wigmore and Carnegie Halls, she performs at the prestigious Bath Music Festival, Aldeburgh, Cheltenham, Weill Hall and at the Kronberg Festival. Her collaborators have included Susan Gritton, Tabea Zimmerman, Isabelle Faust and Manuel Fischer-Dieskau. Shih's performances are frequently broadcast via television and radio on CBC, BBC, SWR, NDR, and WDR among others. She is on faculty at the Casalmaggiore Festival in Italy.
  • -  British cellist Steven Isserlis enjoys a distinguished career as a soloist, chamber musician, educator, author and broadcaster. As a concerto soloist he appears regularly with the world's leading orchestras and conductors, recent engagements including performances with the Berlin Philharmonic, Budapest Festival, Philharmonia, Cleveland, Minnesota, Zurich Tonhalle and NHK Symphony Orchestras. He gives recitals every season in major musical centers, working with pianists such as Jeremy Denk, Kirill Gerstein, Stephen Hough, Alexander Melnikov, Olli Mustonen, Mikhail Pletnev, Sir Andras Schiff, Connie Shih, Ferenc Rados and Dénes Várjon; and plays with many of the world's leading chamber orchestras, including period-instrument ensembles. He has written the text for three musical stories for children -- "Little Red Violin," "Goldiepegs and the Three Cellos" and "Cindercella" --with music by Oscar-winning composer Anne Dudley. His latest book, a commentary on Schumann's famous Advice for Young Musicians, was published in 2016.

Running Time

  • 1 hours 37 minutes 23 seconds

Online Format

  • video
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