BOGDAN VACARESCU – violin
Bogdan has made numerous recordings on television and radio across the world on Romanian National Radio and Television, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, BBC Wales and Manchester, ABC Australia, performing Bach Sonatas and Partitas, Paganini Caprices and solo works. He is particularly known for performing Bazzini’s The Round Of The Goblins, Sarasate’s Habanera and arrangement of Carmen (Bizet), as well as music by Hubay and Kreisler. He has also recorded soundtracks for films and documentaries, most notably in collaboration with Gabriel Yared, BBC and ABC Television.
Bogdan is equally comfortable performing rock, Balkan and traditional music as he is on the classical stage. He has collaborated with Nigel Kennedy, Paprika, The Cat Empire, Graffiti Classics, She’Koyokh and as a free-lancer with many successful ensembles in the UK.
JULIAN JACOBSON – piano
he was also a founder member of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra.After further studies with Louis Kentner he made his London debut at the Purcell Room in 1974. This was followed immediately by the first of five appearances in the Park Lane Group's annual Young Artists series and his Wigmore Hall debut as both solo recitalist and chamber musician.
In 1994 he embarked on his first cycle of the complete 32 Beethoven sonatas; he has now presented the cycle eight times, the last two in a single day (apparently being only the second pianist to attempt this).
L. v. Beethoven - Violin Sonata No.7, Op.30 No.2
Pugnani-Kreisler – Preludium and Allegro
Franz Anton Schubert – The Bee
Franz Peter Schubert – Ave Maria (arr. Wilhemj)
Pablo de Sarasate – Caprice Basque op. 24
Claude Debussy – Violin Sonata in G Minor
Godowsky – Heifetz – Alt-Wien
Maurice Ravel – Tzigane