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Nicolas Altstaedt with Fazil Say, cello, piano

Sat, Feb 1, 2025 7:30 PM

Linehan Concert Hall | UMBC
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Performance Information

German-French cellist Nicholas Altstaedt joins forces with renowned Turkish pianist and composer Fazil Say in Say’s masterpiece, Four Cities, an enchanting journey into Turkish culture which Gramophone Magazine calls “youthfulness personified, a work the listener will immediately want to hear again.” Altstaedt is acclaimed by The Guardian for his muscular playing and profound artistry. And Fazil Say is known for his brilliant ability to inspire audiences around the world. The program also features masterworks for cello and piano by Benjamin Britten, Samuel Barber, and Johannes Brahms.

The Program

Benjamin Britten: Sonata for Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 65 Fazil Say: Sonata for Cello and Piano, "Four Cities", Op. 41 Samuel Barber: Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 6 Johannes Brahms: Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38

About The Artists

Fazil Say
Fazil Say

With his extraordinary pianistic talents, Fazıl Say has been touching audiences and critics alike for more than twenty-five years, in a way that has become rare in the increasingly materialistic and elaborately organised classical music world. Concerts with this artist are something different. They are more direct, more open, more exciting; in short, they go straight to the heart. Which is exactly what the composer Aribert Reimann thought in 1986 when, during a visit to Ankara, he had the…

Nicolas Altstaedt
Nicolas Altstaedt

German-French cellist Nicolas Altstaedt is one of the most sought after and versatile artists today. As a soloist, conductor and artistic director, he performs repertoire spanning from early music to the contemporary. Season 2023/24 includes tours with Australian Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre des Champs-Elysées with Philippe Herreweghe, EUYO with Gianandrea Noseda and Arcangelo with Jonathan Cohen. Altstaedt makes his debut with Bamberger Symphoniker, Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestre…

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