Wednesday 28 June 2017 7:30PM

Edgar Moreau cello; Pierre-Yves Hodique piano

Beethoven, Shostakovich, Poulenc and more

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  • Edgar Moreau cello
  • Pierre-Yves Hodique piano

The four-year-old Edgar Moreau fell in love with the cello when he heard a girl playing the instrument in an antique shop he was visiting with his father. The young Parisian, born in 1994, received his first lessons soon after and made prodigious progress, entering the Paris Conservatoire at the age of 13 and winning the prestigious Rostropovich Cello Competition two years later.

He makes a welcome return to Wigmore Hall with a programme that includes three contrasting cello sonatas and a trio of exquisite salon pieces for cello and piano.

  • With grateful thanks to the Supporter, Benefactor and Patron Friends of Wigmore Hall
  • Supported by CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
        • Cello Sonata in A major Op. 69
  • Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
        • Cello Sonata in D minor Op. 40
  • Interval
  • Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
        • Cello Sonata
  • Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
        • Adagio and Allegro in A flat major Op. 70
  • Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
      • Samson et Dalila Op. 47
        • Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix
  • Nicolò Paganini (1782-1840)
        • Variations on a theme by Rossini

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