Cello Recital with Duo Gromes Riem at Rhodes House

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This event is for Rhodes Scholars, guests of and friends of, German Society members and those associated with Rhodes House only.

The acclaimed cellist Raphaela Gromes and her piano partner Julian Riem will be performing at Rhodes House on Friday, April 12, at 5:30pm. The duo will play the program of their Ireland tour, which features works by Rossini, Volans, and Martinu. The recital is co-hosted by German Rhodes Scholars and the Oxford German Society and will be free of charge for scholars and students; pre-registration is required.


About the Artists:

The 28-year-old Raphaela Gromes has been celebrated by the press as one of the greatest cellists of her generation. A SONY Classical exclusive artist, she has given the world premiere of three cello concertos dedicated to her by contemporary composers. Raphaela is a graduate of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich, where she studied under Wen-Sinn Yang as a fellow of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation. She has taken master classes with cellists such as Yo-Yo Ma, David Geringas, Natalia Gutman, and Daniel Müller-Schott. Raphaela plays a Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume instrument of 1855.

Julian Riem is a renowned soloist and multi-award-winning pianist who performs regularly in Europe, Japan, and the United States. A sought-after chamber musician, he has recorded three albums with his longtime duo partner Raphaela Gromes, most recently Hommage á Rossini (SONY 2018).

A two-minute piece from their Rossini album performed live on a German TV show can be found here. More biographical information on Raphaela can be found on her website, and the duo’s three albums are available on Spotify.

Program:

Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924), Serenata for cello and piano in G minor, Op. 34, BV196
Giuseppe Martucci (1856-1909), Sonata for cello and piano in F-sharp minor, Op. 52
Kevin Volans (b. 1949), “cello:piano 2” in C Major (New Music Network Commission)
Gioachino Rossini (1792–1868), Une Larme, Theme and Variations for cello and piano
Gioachino Rossini (1792–1868), 3 songs from “Soirées musicales” (5. L'invito, 7. La gita in gondola, 8. La danza)
Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880), Hommage à Rossini
Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959), Variations on a theme of Rossini in D Major, H.290

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