This afternoon's concert pairs Bach’s B minor Partita and Ysaye’s Fourth Solo Sonata – two of the most virtuosic and expressive works ever written for the violin. Their composition spanning over 200 years, these masterworks showcase the violin’s hugely diverse musical and technical potential, ranging from elegant and refined movements from the Baroque Period to sweeping arcs of sound and storytelling from the post-Romantic. George Enescu, the legendary Romanian violinist and colleague of Ysaye, described Bach’s solo violin music as “the Himalayas of violinists.” This is solo violin music at its best.
Joshua Peckins, award-winning concert violinist, has performed throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia, from Carnegie Hall to Beijing’s Performing Arts Center. Today, Joshua Peckins is most passionate and active as a recitalist, having launched his solo recital series The Art of the Recital in 2016 with a mission to bring the great masterpieces of the solo violin repertoire back into our regular concert-going experience. He is also in the middle of a six year lecture recital project, Invitation to Bach and Ysaye.
Registration is appreciated.