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Belgium Cello Society presents Beethoven album presentation cello-piano recital on 18 December

Belgium Cello Society Recital 18 December
14:59 04/12/2023

The Belgium Cello Society stages an exceptional concert to present Gary Hoffman and David Selig’s new Beethoven album in a cello-piano recital at Flagey on 18 December.

Hoffman (cello) and Selig (piano) perform the iconic German composer’s complete sonatas for cello and piano in what promises to be a rare moment in musical history.

The album is released by La Dolce Volta classical music record label. Beethoven’s five sonatas for cello and piano laid the foundations of 20th-century musical thought. Through the peerless performances by Hoffman and Selig, these five monuments of musical history, although dating from the early 19th-century, reveal all their premonitory dimension.

Originally from Canada, Hoffman teaches at the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Waterloo and various American campuses whilst maintaining his professional career as a top-flight musician. He is based in Paris.

Australian-born Selig moved to Paris to continue his music studies. As a soloist, he has performed in major concert halls across the world. His love of chamber music has resulted in numerous collaborations with renowned musicians.

The evening concert also celebrates three decades of friendship between the two master musicians that take audiences on a daring journey through the entire cycle of sonatas for the two instruments.

On the programme are: Beethoven’s sonata in F major, op 5, no 1; sonata in G minor, op 5, no 2; sonata in A major, op 69; sonata in C major, op 102, no 1; sonata in D major, op 102, no 2.

The Belgium Cello Society (BCS), led by cellist and artistic director Han Bin Yoon, promotes and supports cello playing in Belgium.

Tickets for the concert are priced between €9 and €24.

Recital by Gary Hoffman & David Selig  
18 December, 19.00
Flagey, Studio 1
Place Sainte-Croix

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Written by The Bulletin