Rohan de Saram - solo cello recital. A Musical Journey for Solo Cello/International Concert Series
Saturday, 22 November 2014 from 19:30 to 21:30 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
A musical journey for solo cello from J.S. Bach to the 21st century.
Rohan de Saram is one of the world's most distinguished cellists, master of classical and modern music. Born in the UK, he spent his first ten years in Sri Lanka and started the cello. A child prodigy aged eleven, he studied with Gaspar Cassado in Italy. Winner of the Suggia Award he went on to study with Pablo Casals in Puerto Rico and Sir John Barbirolli in London. As soloist, Rohan has played throughout Europe, Asia, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the former Soviet Union, with the major orchestras & conductors. His USA debut was at the Carnegie Hall with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, at the invitation of Dmitri Mitropoulos. Leading composers have written for him: Iannis Xenakis, Henri Pousseur and Luciano Berio. Berio composed his final Sequenza No.XIV for him and wrote: “…….your sound, your perfect intonation, your phrasing and bowing technique make you a great performer of any music." Pablo Casals said of Rohan de Saram: “There are few of his generation that have such gifts.”
In this rare London solo appearance, Rohan De Saram's programme features music for unaccompanied cello by by Britten, Bach, Brinch, Kodaly.
J.S. Bach Cello Suite No. 3 in C major BWV 1009
Gregers Brinch Sonata Brevis Op. 89
- Interval -
Britten Cello Suite No 1 Op. 72
Kodaly Finale from the Cello Sonata Op. 8