Monday 05 December

Sala Teatro

Emmanuel Pahud, flute
Alexander Melnikov, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata for flute and piano n. 8 in G major, op. 30 n. 3 (adaptation from the original for violin and piano by Emmanuel Pahud)

Franz Schubert                
Introduction and variations for flute and piano on Trockne Blumen, D 802

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart       
Sonata for flute and piano in E minor, K 304 (adaptation from the original for violin and piano by Emmanuel Pahud)

César Franck                                     
Sonata for flute and piano in A major, FWV 8 (adaptation from the original for violin and piano by Emmanuel Pahud)

Emmanuel Pahud
Emmanuel Pahud is at home in Lugano, where he was artist-in-residence for the LuganoMusica 2018-2019 season. “I am always thinking and dreaming about something unconventional,” he said regarding his residency in an interview. Such words could also describe his rise to the pantheon of the world's most sought-after soloists, which began with his experience as principal flute of the Berliner Philharmoniker when he was only 22.

Pahud has always been fascinated by the LAC's Hall, “a beautiful space that allows every kind of musical combination to resonate, from flute solo to symphony orchestra”. And indeed, he was inspired during his residency, with a Masterclass, and four solo or chamber concerts, which saw him tackle everything from Bach to the flute concerto Eric Montalbetti was commissioned to compose.