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“The music of youth without old age”, with conductor Leo Hussain and violinist Vlad Stănculeasa, at the Romanian Athenaeum

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The guest soloist of the symphonic concerts at the end of May is the violinist Vlad Stănculeasa. The program consists of two works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Entertainment in D major for strings, KV136 and Concerto no. 4, in D major, for violin and orchestra, KV218 – and from Symphony no. 5, in E flat major, Op. 82 by Jean Sibelius.
The British conductor Leo Hussain is recognized as one of the most important performers of his generation of Mozart’s music, as well as of the second Viennese school and of the masterpieces of the twentieth century. Violinist Vlad Stanculeasa is on his first meeting with Leo Hussain, being excited about the prospect of collaborating with a musician specializing in Mozartian aesthetics. “I am convinced that together we will discover ways to highlight the genius and freshness of this music,” said the violinist. “To return to the Athenaeum stage after five years means both emotion and impatience. I missed the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, I will meet again dear musicians who occupy an important place in my artistic career. The program of the evening seems to me a sign of destiny: Mozart and Sibelius are two composers who marked my existence: if Mozart has always remained that symbol of perfection to which all musicians should aspire, Sibelius is the composer I discovered during his apprenticeship with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. An expression of Nordic sensitivity, his music has always been, for me, a music of homesickness, which, here, I will have the opportunity to listen to, this time, at home “, Vlad Stănculeasa underlined.

Concert no. 4, in D major, for violin and orchestra, Mozart’s KV218 is a true gem of musical classicism. “I love rediscovering Mozart’s pleasure in composing, I’ve always felt that his music recreates the path of the most sincere artistic emotion. His ease of juggling classical form, the way he manages to invent according to the rules of the genre, reminds me of his childhood games, when he easily turned Bach’s sonatas into concerts. Concert no. 4 remains a standard of creativity: the form seems to be the most natural expression of the content, and the contrasts at the end seem to rewrite the rules of the classic rondo. His virtuosity remains melodic all the time and I declare myself captivated by the fact that Mozart’s violin must not fight for supremacy in front of the orchestra. Although extremely young at the time of writing (Mozart had not turned 20 in 1775), the score of this concerto remains an expression of a mature synthesis between classical thought and personal sensitivity. In fact, it represents the music of youth without old age, which we owe to Mozart “, pointed out the guest violinist of the” George Enescu “Philharmonic.

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The British conductor Leo Hussain is recognized as one of the most important performers of his generation of Mozart’s music, as well as of the second Viennese school and of the masterpieces of the twentieth century. Leo Hussain studied at Cambridge University and the Royal Academy of Music in London. He soon had notable successes at the Salzburg Festival, where he was Simon Rattle’s assistant at the Berlin Philharmonic and Valery Gergiev’s desk with the Vienna Philharmonic. He has also worked closely with other prestigious conductors, such as Daniel Barenboim and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Leo Hussain frequently conducts performances at the Theater an der Wien, and in 2016 he made a very well-received debut with critics at the Royal Opera House – Covent Garden with the opera Oedipus by Enescu, described in the Sunday Times as “an impactful musical performance. overwhelming ”. Leo Hussain’s other lyrical theater successes include Richard Strauss – Capriccio (at the Santa Fe Opera), Britten – The Rape of Lucretia (for the Glyndebourne Festival Opera), and performances at La Monnaie Bruxelles, English National Opera, Bavarian State Opera and Berlin State Opera.

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Exponent of the young generation of Romanian violinists, Vlad Stanculeasa (photo) was born in Craiova in 1984, starting to study music in his hometown. He then studied at the National University of Music in Bucharest, at the “Yehudi Menuhin” Academy of Music in Gstaad and at the Lausanne Conservatory, with Stefan Gheorghiu, Ladislau Csendes, Liviu Prunaru, Pierre Amoyal as his mentors. He has participated in numerous masterclasses held by resonant names in the performing arts. Since his student years he has won numerous prizes at various national and international competitions, important being the second prize at the “Renate Molinari” Competition and the Special Prize of the “George Enescu” International Competition, the 2007 edition, which brought him the consecration. and paved the way for a highly regarded solo career. He has performed on famous stages with renowned orchestras and has been invited to prestigious international festivals, mastering the great opposites of the violin repertoire. He was concertmaster of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. He played the Sanctus Serafin violin from 1739, which belonged to George Enescu. He gave it to Yehudi Menuhin, who kept it until his death in 1999.

Thursday and Friday, May 26 and 27
“George Enescu” Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
19.00, Great Hall of the Romanian Athenaeum
Conductor
LEO HUSSAIN
Lead singer
VLAD STĂNCULEASA
Time schedule
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
C major entertainment for strings, KV136
Concert no. 4, in D major, for violin and orchestra, KV218
Jean Sibelius
Symphony no. 5, in E flat major, Op. 82

Tickets can be purchased:
– From the Ticket Office of the Romanian Athenaeum
– Online, accessing the website www.fge.org.ro – “Calendar” section.

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