Remus Azoitei and Eduard Stan gala concert at Playfair Library
This October violinist Remus Azoitei and pianist Eduard Stan, the supreme experts in George Enescu's chamber work, offered a regale of virtuosic bravado and technical brilliancy in the presence of the Romanian Ambassador to the Court of St James's.
The concert was part of the Romanian Cultural Days in Edinburgh programme, organised by the Romanian Cultural Institute in London in partnership with cultural organisations in Edinburgh.
- Gabriel Fauré
- Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Major op. 13
- George Enescu
- Violin Sonata No. 3 in A minor op. 25 "dans le caractere populaire roumain"
Described in The Strad as "an uninhibited virtuoso, with soul and fabulous technique", renowned violinist Remus Azoitei has been a featured soloist of prestigious European ensembles, including the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National de Belgique and Deutsche Kammer Orchester. He is a violin professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Artistic Director of the Enescu Society in London.
Hailed by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung for his "eminent sense of tonal timbres and colours", pianist Eduard Stan has received international acclaim throughout the world. He has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, Konzerthaus and Philharmonie in Berlin, Concertgebouw Amsterdam and many other prestigious venues.
Together, Azoitei and Stan recorded the complete works for violin and piano by Enescu, an authoritative world premiere project. Released by Hänssler Classic in 2007/08, this collection is part of a series of critically acclaimed solo CDs recorded by the pianist for the same label, with a repertoire ranging from Bach to Debussy.
Gala concert at Playfair Library
Monday 12 October 2015, 7.00pm
Playfair Library, Old College, South Bridge, EH8 9YL
Free, RSVP essential at firstname.lastname@example.org.