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Czech Chamber Music Society • Frank Peter Zimmerman


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The first concert of Series R features artists of worldwide renown: violinist F. P. Zimmermann and pianist M. Helmchen. The former in particular needs no introduction to Czech audiences. He has already appeared several times with the Czech Philharmonic. This, however, is to be his first Prague recital with a special Beethoven programme.

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Programme

Ludwig van Beethoven
Violin Sonata No. 8 in G major, Op. 30, No. 3

Ludwig van Beethoven
Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, Op. 47 “Kreutzer”

— Intermission —

Ludwig van Beethoven
Violin Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 96

Performers

Frank Peter Zimmermann violin

Martin Helmchen piano

Photo illustrating the event Czech Chamber Music Society Frank Peter Zimmerman

Rudolfinum — Dvořák Hall

24 Oct 2021  Sunday 5.30pm
Available seats
Price from 200 to 850 Kč

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Tel.:  +420 227 059 227

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Beethoven’s ten violin sonatas hold a place of unmistakable importance in his oeuvre. In the course of the evening, we will hear three of them.

Performers

Frank Peter Zimmermann  violin
Frank Peter Zimmermann

Frank Peter Zimmermann is widely regarded as one of the foremost violinists of his generation. Praised for his selfless musicality, his brilliance and keen intelligence he has been performing with all major orchestras in the world for well over three decades, collaborating on these occasions with the world’s most renowned conductors. His many concert engagements take him to all important concert venues and international music festivals in Europe, the United States, Japan, South America and Australia.

Frank Peter Zimmermann gives numerous concerts, which are received with great critical acclaim from press and public alike. His regular recital partners are pianists Enrico Pace, Emanuel Ax, Christian Zacharias and Piotr Anderzewski.

Frank Peter Zimmermann has given world premieres of three violin concertos: Matthias Pintscher’s En Sourdine with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Peter Eötvös (2003), Brett Dean’s The Lost Art of Letter Writing with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by the composer himself (2007) and Augusta Read Thomas’s Juggler in Paradise with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and Andrey Boreyko (2009).

He received a number of prizes and honors including the Premio del Accademia Musicale Chigiana, Siena (1990), the Rheinischer Kulturpreis (1994), the Musikpreis of the city of Duisburg (2002), the Bundesverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse (2008) and the Paul-Hindemith-Preis der Stadt Hanau (2010).

His impressive discography of award-winning recordings for EMI Classics, Sony Classical, BIS, Ondine, Teldec Classics and ECM Records ranges from Bach to Ligeti and also comprises many works from the recital repertoire. In 2014 his second recording of Dvořák’s Violin Concerto was released by Decca as part of Dvořák complete symphonies and concertos with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and Jiří Bělohlávek. In February 2015 Hänssler Classic released his new recording of Mozart’s Violin Concertos Nos. 1, 3 and 4 with the Kammerorchester des Symphonieorchesters des Bayerischen Rundfunks.

Born in 1965 in Duisburg, Germany, he started playing the violin when he was 5 years old, giving his first concert with orchestra at the age of 10. He studied with Valery Gradov, Saschko Gawriloff and Herman Krebbers. He plays on the “Général Dupont, Grumiaux” Stradivari (1727) lent to him by Mr Yu.

Martin Helmchen  piano
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