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Partial support by Kelley & Neil Berman
Three Romances for Violin and Piano,
Midsummer Moon for Violin and Piano
Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Opus 27,
Variations sérieuses, Opus 54
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Opus 78
“[Jack Liebeck’s] playing is virtually flawless in its technical ease, scintillating articulateness and purity of tone.” –GRAMOPHONE (UK)
This program brings together the celebrated British violinist and SMF debutant Jack Liebeck, with the ever-popular and familiar pianist Sebastian Knauer in what will undoubtedly be a colorful and vibrant duo recital.
British/German violinist, director and festival director Jack Liebeck, possesses “flawless technical mastery” and a “beguiling silvery tone” (BBC Music Magazine). Liebeck is the Royal Academy of Music’s first Émile Sauret Professor of Violin and Artistic Director of the Australian Festival of Chamber Music.
German pianist Sebastian Knauer has appeared in most every season since 2004 in roles including recitalist, soloist, conductor and chamber musician. He began playing piano at age 4, and made his debut at the age of 14 at the Laeiszhalle in his hometown of Hamburg. In 2012, Knauer founded Mozart@Augsburg. He is also the Artistic Director of the Internationale Musikfestwoche in Bad Berleburg and the Beethoven Festival in Aachen.
Pianos by Steinway & Sons