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Ilya Gringolts plays Bruch

12 February 2023

The electrifying Russian violinist returns to perform one of the most belovedRomantic violin concertos.

Ilya Gringolts plays Bruch

The Bruch violin concerto is one of the most popular Romantic concertos, beloved for its drama, lyricism and passion. It’s an emotional journey from folk-inflected start to heart-swelling finish. After electrifying audiences with his Paganini in 2018, Ilya Gringolts returns to bring you Bruch, arranged for strings and timpani, and confirm his reputation as one of the most thrilling violinists on the planet.

Ilya’s virtuosity is equally at home in Frank Martin’s pivotal and spiritually uplifting 20th-century masterwork Polyptyque for violin and double string orchestra. This six-part meditation on episodes from Christ’s life was written for Yehudi Menuhin. Ilya makes it his own. Hot off the press is a work by young Sydney-based composer Harry Sdraulig, while the Concerto for String Orchestra from Poland’s Grażyna Bacewicz puts the ACO’s brilliance in the spotlight with life-affirming vigour, optimism and shimmering beauty.

Programme
Max Bruch (arr. Bernard Rofe) Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26
Felix Mendelssohn String Symphony No.13 in C minor “Symphoniesatz”
Harry Sdraulig Slanted* (World Premiere)
Frank Martin Polyptyque
Grażyna Bacewicz Concerto for String Orchestra

* Commissioned by the Australian Chamber Orchestra

Artists
Ilya Gringolts - Director & Violin
Australian Chamber Orchestra

Presented by Australian Chamber Orchestra

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