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LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura

Julia Fischer, Milana Chernyavska

Violin, piano


First encounter with the Artist in Residence 2016-2017 through favourite classics and rare jewels of the romantic and modern repertoire.

Julia Fischer violin
Artist in residence 2016-2017

Milana Chernyavska piano

Ludwig van Beethoven
Violin Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 30 No. 1

Karol Szymanowski
Violin Sonata in D minor, Op. 9

Eugène Ysaÿe
Sonata for Solo Violin in E minor, Op. 27 No. 4

Edvard Grieg
Violin Sonata No. 2 in G major, Op. 13     

Julia Fischer
The great violinist Julia Fischer is back on the shores of Lake Ceresio for the second season of LuganoMusica, appearing this time as Artist in Residence.
We have already admired Julia Fischer as being one of the greatest violinists of our time and seen her conduct the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields during the final edition of the Lugano Festival. This season, we will discover her displaying another of her numerous musical talents as a pianist. 
Among the many qualities that distinguish Julia Fischer, the rare elegance of her sound, her overwhelming musical visions, the great purity of her phrasing and her wide scope of feelings will be showcased in the course of the three concerts in which she will appear. 
Julia Fischer will be giving her first concert on February 3. Between Beethoven and Grieg, she will perform one of Eugène Ysaÿe's famous Sonatas for Violin Solo, a special repertoire that the artist regularly performs in the world's major concert halls. In March, she will perform two days on the run a true tour de force: after playing Benjamin Britten's Violin Concerto with the BBC Philharmonic, she will give a concert with cellist Daniel Müller-Schott and will momentarily set aside her magnificent violin in the course of the evening to accompany Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata on the piano. As an ideal counterpart to the Ysaÿe Sonata performed during the first of her concerts, Julia Fischer will conclude her residency in Lugano by returning to one of Bach's Sonatas, which count among the great classics for violin solo. 
Let us be surprised, moved and inspired by this immense and multifaceted talent.

Milana Chernyavska
A German artist with Ukrainian roots, has established herself as one of the leading pianists of our times, already looking back on an impressive career. Her critics agree with Alfred Brendel, who wrote that "Happiness what complete When one listened to Milana Chernyavska".
At the age of seven, she played her first concert at the Philharmonic Hall in her native town of Kiev. In 1990 she graduated with distinction from the State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where Prof. W. Sagaidachny what her teacher. In 1994 she received the most important award of her home country, "Merited Artist of the Ukraine". From 1995 to 1998 she joined the masterclasses of Prof. Margareta Höhenrieder and Prof. Gerhard Oppitz at the Munich Music Academy.
Milana Chernyavska appears regularly at international festivals and major music centers around the world like the Lucerne Festival, the Rheingau Music Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Festival Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Schwetzingen Festival, and at halls like Vienna's Musikverein, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, Tokyo's Suntory Hall, Munich's Herkulessaal, London's Wigmore Hall , New York's Carnegie Hall, and St Petersburg's Philharmonic Hall. Her artistic achievements were honored with numerous national and international awards, including the competitions in Paris, Florence and Kiev, where she received the gold medal at the International Piano Competition " Vladimir and Regina Horowitz ".