Axel Strauss Violin | Stéphane Lemelin Piano
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Axel Strauss has been equally acclaimed for his virtuosity and musical sensitivity on concert stages worldwide. The first German artist to win the international Naumburg Violin Award, he made his New York debut in 1998. His chamber music partners have included Menahem Pressler, Robert Mann, Andras Schiff and Itzhak Perlman. He has made numerous recordings for the Naxos label, including the complete works for violin and piano by Georges Enescu. Axel Strauss serves as Professor of Violin at the Schulich School of Music, McGill University in Montreal.
Stéphane Lemelin is an Edmonton audience favourite! An active soloist and chamber musician, he has made more than 25 recordings. He is director of the music series, “Découvertes 1890-1939” on the Atma Classique label, dedicated to the rediscovery of neglected early 20th century French repertoire. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Yale University, where his teachers were Boris Berman and Claude Frank. Stéphane Lemelin is Professor of Piano and Chair of the Department of Performance at the Schulich School of Music, McGill University.
Arnold Schoenberg (1874–1951)
Phantasy, Op. 47
-for violin and piano
Franz Schubert (1797–1918)
Fantasy in C Major, D. 934
Lili Boulanger (1893–1937)
Nocturne et Cortège
Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)
Sonata in A Major, Op. 13
The public is welcome to attend the following master classes, generously co-sponsored by the Department of Music, University of Alberta and the Alberta String Association. Free admission.
Saturday, November 23, 2019 | 12 PM to 3 PM
Convocation Hall, University of Alberta
Saturday, November 23, 2019 | 3 PM to 6 PM
Room 2-7, Fine Arts Bldg. University of Alberta