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Romantic Cello: Victor Julien-Laferrière plays Franck and Fauré

Tuesday 15 November 2022

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Cellist Victor Julien-Laferrière plays Fauré, Britten and Franck: sophistication, sensuality and melodies that smoulder.

When Victor Julien-Laferrière became the first cellist ever to win Belgium’s Queen Elisabeth Competition in 2017, critics were intoxicated by his “warm, luminous and pure tone, his clarity, playfulness and elegance” – and the accolades haven’t stopped there. Tonight, in partnership with his equally-acclaimed compatriot Marie-Ange Nguci, he performs a cross-Channel programme that pairs Britten at his most subtle with the Gallic belle-époque at its most ardent, from the controlled ecstasy of Fauré’s Second Cello Sonata to the soaring, supremely romantic Sonata by César Franck: a wonderfully poetic tribute to Belgium’s greatest composer, in his bicentenary year.

Programme

Fauré – Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor
Britten – Cello Sonata Op. 65
Franck – Sonata in A major

Performers

Victor Julien-Laferrière Cello
Marie-Ange Nguci Piano

HP Futures is a concert series in collaboration with St Martin-in-the-Fields and artist management company HarrisonParrott.

Dates, Times & Book

Tue 15 Nov 7:30 PM £30/£25/£20/£16/£10 Book

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