WPA: Kavakos & Wang

Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 8pm

The Music Center

Washington Performing Arts:
Kavakos & Wang

Leonidas Kavakos, violin
Yuja Wang, piano

Visually, this star duo is a study in opposites: she slight yet fiery, he tall and brooding. But the frequent partners, who performed together at the 2013 Verbier Festival, soon followed by an acclaimed recording, are a perfect musical pairing. “When they play together, said the Financial Times, “they sound like a single organism.” Known for his “balance of pyrotechnics and lyricsm” (New York Times), Kavakos joins Wang, “quite simply the most dazzlingly, uncannily gifted pianist in the concert world today” (San Francisco Chronicle), for a rare joint recital.

“Kavakos is a spectacular artist.” - Philadelphia Inquirer

Wang possesses “a nonchalant, brilliant keyboard virtuosity that would have made both Prokofiev (who was a great pianist) and even the fabled Horowitz jealous.” - Los Angeles Times

This concert is not presented by Strathmore.

JANÁCEK - Sonata, JW 7/7
SCHUBERT - Fantasia in C Major, D 934
DEBUSSY - Violin Sonata in G Major, L. 140
BARTÓK - Violin Sonata No. 1 in C-sharp minor, Sz. 75, BB 84

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