Conductor: Bernhard Gueller
Soloist: Lucienne Renaudin Vary (trumpet)
Mozart Overture, La Nozze di Figaro
Hummel Concerto for Trumpet in E
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, “Eroica”
After an electrifying winter season of concerts, principal guest conductor of the CPO and music director of Symphony Nova Scotia since 2002, Bernhard Gueller returns to the podium. Gueller has long impressed audiences with the excitement he brings to the concert hall. Called ‘poet of phrasing’, ‘electrifying’ and ‘thrilling’ and noted for his ‘genius for underlining the momentum of a phrase”, his interpretations have been hailed as inspiring, dramatic and passionate. His CD of works by Canadian composer Tim Brady won Canada’s prestigious East Coast Music Award; a CD of orchestrated Schubert lieder was recently released. Recent collaborations include with violinists Joshua Bell and James Ehnes, cellists Daniel Mueller-Schott, Maria Kliegel and pianists Janina Fialkowska, Peter Donohoe and singers Elza van den Heever and Johan Botha.
“Wunderkid, Lucienne Renaudin Vary stands out because of her exceptional virtuosity and her amazing maturity,” according to Victoires de la Musique Classique 2013. At the age of 11, Lucienne (born in 1999) won her first prizes in major French competitions and has since then has won first prize at every competition she has entered. Her first album, on the Warner label, is due for release later this year. Apart from her appearances in France, she has performed widely from Moscow to Germany and Finland, and recently made her English debut with the London Chamber Orchestra and Vladimir Ashkenazy. She is also an accomplished jazz musician.
Pre-concert talks before most symphony concerts at 19:15, open to ticket holders. Dress rehearsals usually at 11 am on concert days, entrance R50 at City Hall. Tickets for the concert: Artscape Dial-A-Seat: 021 421 7695.