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Giovanni Guzzo, violin & Simon Parkin, piano

The Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society

Thursday 14 March 2019 1.10pm

The Bridgewater Hall

Tickets £12.00

Concession £10.50 | Student £7.50

(All ticket prices include £2.50 booking fee)

Flexible Booking discounts: 12+ concerts 15% off | 6-11 concerts 10% off

Giovanni Guzzo, violin & Simon Parkin, piano

Beethoven Violin Sonata No.5 Op.24 ‘Spring’ | Janáček Violin Sonata

Giovanni is known for his revelatory performances and charismatic leadership of Manchester Camerata. Giovanni has since moved to Berlin, where he is developing a career as an international soloist. His recent recording of the Ysaye Solo Sonatas has garnered stellar reviews. He is a phenomenal, unique talent, and for this concert, will be using the Mid-day’s ‘house’ pianist, Simon Parkin.

There could hardly be a greater contrast between the two major sonatas in the programme. The serene, sparkling and sunny Beethoven against the Janáček, with its near-frenzied beginning, troubled atmosphere and hysteria, alongside moments of great poise and beauty.

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