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Gary Hoffman & David Selig – Sunday May 1, 2022 at 3:00PM
May 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm$20 – $38
Beethoven’s Complete Cello Sonatas
One of the most significant artists of our time, Gary Hoffman, along with his long-time collaborator David Selig, takes us on a journey through the musical career of Beethoven. Beethoven’s five sonatas for cello and piano evenly span Beethoven’s long career from an emphasis on form and structure to deeply probing emotional expression, and transcendental technical difficulty.
Gary Hoffman, is one of the outstanding cellists of our time, combining instrumental mastery, great beauty of sound, and a poetic sensibility. He gained international renown upon his victory as the first North American to win the Rostropovich International Competition in Paris in 1986.
“Gary hoffman’s style is characterised by fullness of sound, instrumental mastery and exceptional artistic sensibility.”
He is a frequent soloist with the world’s most notable orchestras including the Chicago, London, Montreal, and National symphony orchestras, the Orchestre National de France, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and many others. He has collaborated with such celebrated conductors as André Previn, Charles Dutoit, Mstislav Rostropovich, Pinchas Zukerman, Andrew Davis, Herbert Blomstedt, Kent Nagano, Jesús López-Cobos, and James Levine. He performs in major recital and chamber music series throughout the world, as well as at such prestigious festivals as Ravinia, Marlboro, Aspen, Bath, Evian, Helsinki, Verbier, Mostly Mozart, Schleswig-Holstein, Stresa, Festival International de Colmar, and Festival de Toulon. He is a frequent guest of string quartets including the Emerson, Tokyo, Borromeo, Brentano, and Ysaye.
David Selig is an international sensation who regularly performs in France, the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland as well as in the USA and the Far East. His love of chamber music has led him to collaborate with many renowned artists including Philippe Grafﬁn, Marc Coppey, Régis Pasquier, Jane Peters and Noël Lee. A recording with Gary Hoffman of works by Mendelssohn was released in 2012 on the Dolce Volta label.
Presented by the Vancouver Chamber Music Society (VCMS) in collaboration with Anvil Centre.