Chamber Music: Cello Duos
Immerse yourself in an unforgettable musical experience with Brussels Muzique's 2022-2023 season-finale concert, featuring the raw emotional power and haunting beauty of cello duos by two celebrated Baroque composers, Geminiani and Boccherini. And, for the very first time, witness the world premiere of a cello duo cycle by the brilliant Belgian composer, Walter Hus, which builds on the rich traditions of the Baroque period while pushing the boundaries of the cello's expressive potential.
Aleksey Shadrin, the fourth-prize winner at the Queen Elisabeth Cello Competition, and Eduardo Tonietto, cellist and artistic director of Brussels Muzique, will bring these compositions to life, transporting you back in time to the lavish courts of 18th-century Europe. Feel the tension and passion of Geminiani's soulful duos, with their intricate melodies and dramatic harmonies that evoke the elegant drama of Italian opera. Then, be transported to the Spanish courts of Boccherini's time, where the cello was the favored instrument of royalty, and experience the sweet, lyrical melodies and lively rhythms of his duos, taking you on a journey of sensuous pleasure and celebration.
But the highlight of the concert will be the world premiere of Walter Hus' cello duo cycle, promising to be a tour de force that will leave you breathless with its innovative harmonies and textures. This stunning contemporary work builds on the rich traditions of the Baroque period, taking the cello to new heights of expressive potential.
Join us for an evening of cello duos, where the past meets the present in a celebration of one of the most beautiful instruments in the world. Don't miss this chance to witness history in the making and be transported to a world of beauty, passion, and drama. Be sure to secure your tickets today and experience this unforgettable musical journey.