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Romantic Concert

February 17th , 2020, 7:00 pm

Palace of Culture, Henri Coandă Hall

Piața Ștefan cel Mare și Sfânt nr.1, Iași, România

Love is one of the classic values ​​of humanity and could not miss the Classix series, presenting an extremely different artistic duo - both as traditions and as scenic attitude. A South Korean pianist - Victor Lim, and a Norwegian cellist - Sandra Lied Haga, will cross the national borders through melodic communication under the aegis of romance.

Being considered by Nicolae Iorga “the city of great loves”, Iași will host this concert in one of the most romantic venues of the city, highlighting love and passion as elements that underline the realization of the greatest works of art of modern Romania, such as the Henri Coandă Hall of the Palace of Culture.


Concert programme

Robert Schumann  – Fantasiestücke, op. 73 (1837)

The three fantastic pieces from the opening give us the specific atmosphere of wordless love songs.

Gabriel Fauré – Sonata for Violin No. 1 in A major, op. 13 - transcribed for cello (1876)

We penetrate further into the aristocratic area of French romanticism with a lyrical dialogue between piano and cello, meant to highlight the different stages of the harmony of the couple's life - from mutual respect and to certainty, the inner balance will prevail.

Sergei Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943) - Sonata for cello and piano in G minor, op. 19 (1901)

Finally, romance reaches the highest levels of Russian odds. The drama and emotional consumption of the concert reach paroxysm in Rahmaninov's grandiose symphony.



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Praised for her rich, beautiful sound, Sandra has gained the attention of some of the biggest names in classical music, among them Daniel Barenboim and Anne-Sophie Mutter.

Having made her debut at Wigmore Hall at the age of 12, Sandra stands on the threshold of a major career, having won first prizes in four international competitions and many more at home in Scandinavia. 

Sandra began playing the cello aged 3, and became the youngest ever student on the programme for gifted children at the Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo. She was also one of the first students to be invited to the Razumovsky Academy in London. 

Following studies with Truls Mørk, Frans Helmerson and Lars Anders Tomter, she is now in the class of Torleif Thedéen at the Norwegian Academy of Music. In 2019, Sandra released her Debut-CD of concertos by Dvorak and Tchaikovsky. Sandra plays a Joannes Florenus Guidantus cello from Bologna 1730, kindly on loan from Dextra Musica.

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Following his first public appearance in the televised BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2012, South Korean-British pianist Victor Lim has performed across Europe and in Asia. 

During the 2019-2020 season, Victor will perform as a soloist in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 ‘Emperor’ in a joint concert between Barratt Due Institute of Music and Norwegian Academy of Music, and Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.3 with Lithuanian Symphony Orchestra in Vilnius.

After formative training with John Byrne and Richard Ormrod at Wells Cathedral School, Victor studied with Graham Scott, Jeremy Young and Murray McLachlan at Royal Northern College of Music then with Michael Dussek at Royal Academy of Music in London. Victor is currently under the tutelage of Kathryn Stott at NMH where he is pursuing the selective Artist Diploma programme.

Victor was the co-ordinator of the classical music course at the Millfield Summer School for several years. He has been an Associate Artist and teacher at the International Young Musicians Academy in the UK since 2018 and is a Leverhulme Teaching Fellow of Pro Corda.


Event access

Tickets can be found electronically on www.iabilet.ro and internationally through www.kooltix.com and in physical format at Flanco, Diverta, Cărturești, Metro Unirii 1, Music, IQ BOX, Human, Libmag and Selfpay terminals. Online, you can pay by card, Paypal, on the invoice at Vodafone or Orange or refund via Fan Courier anywhere in the country.

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