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Preview: SSO Gala -Vladimir Ashkenazy & Gautier Capuço

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Explore the dark poetry of Schumann’s Manfred Overture, the impassioned Cello Concerto and the fiery heart of Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony. The internationally celebrated conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy returns in an unmissable pairing with the illustrious French cellist Gautier Capuçon in this concert of arch-Romantic fervour.

One of the few artists to combine a successful career as a pianist and conductor, Russian-born Vladimir Ashkenazy first came to prominence on the world stage in the 1955 Chopin Competition in Warsaw and as first prize-winner of the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels in 1956. Since then he has built an extraordinary career, not only as one of the most outstanding pianists of the 20th century, but as an artist whose creative life encompasses a vast range of activities and continues to offer inspiration to music-lovers across the world.

Gautier Capuçon is a true 21st century ambassador for the cello. Performing each season with many of the world’s foremost conductors and instrumentalists, he is also founder and leader of the ‘Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle’ at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. Capuçon is acclaimed internationally for his expressive musicianship, exuberant virtuosity, and for the deep sonority of his 1701 Matteo Goffriller cello.

Vladimir Ashkenazy and Gautier Capuçon play on 3rd October 2019 at the Esplanade Concert Hall. Tickets available from the Esplanade

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