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1914-1920: FLORIAN KITT AND AIMA LABRA-MAKK IN RECITAL

MONDAY, MAY 05 2014, 07:30 PM

In commemoration of the centenary of the beginning of World War I in 1914, the duo Florian Kitt and Aima Labra-Makk perform a program of music written just before and after WWI juxtaposed with two works written a century later.

 

PROGRAM

Zoltan KODALY  Sonata Op.4 (1910)

Nigel OSBORNE    "Roma Diary 2" (2011 for F. Kitt)

Clemens GADENSTÄTTER  "bersten/platzen" (2012 for F. Kitt)

Igor STRAVINSKY  Suite Italienne (Pulcinella, 1919/20)

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Florian Kitt, Violoncello

Aima Labra-Makk, Piano

Born in Austria, Florian Kitt studied at the Vienna Academy of Music and in Cologne. As a soloist, he played with major orchestras and conductors all over the world, most notably: György Ligeti’s Cello Concerto in London, Luciano Berio’s concerto Ritorno degli Snovidenia in Rome and the cello concerto that Nigel Osborne dedicated to him. Florian Kitt is also an educator and gives various master classes, and since 1970, he has lead an education class for music at the University of Graz, Austria. His wide repertoire covers the cello repertoires from all epochs and styles.

Aima Labra-Makk was born in the Philippines and is now living in Austria. She leads a solid career in Europe as a chamber musician, a solo concert pianist, and as an educator. Her performances have earned her world-wide acclaim, and European critics have described her playing as “peerless marked by high musical intelligence, colorful expression with physical robustness (to sound) with elegant ease of touch but never for the sake of display.”

For more information about the artists, please click >here<

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