Art SpacePythagorion

Tuesday, August 10

Great Sonatas for Cello and Piano

Two truly outstanding masters, renowned throughout the world, will be performing two great works written for cello and piano. Enjoy classic and romantic at its best!

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata for Cello and Piano in A Major No. 3 , Op. 69

I. Allegro , ma non tanto
II. Scherzo: Allegro molto
III. Adagio cantabile-Allegro vivace


Sergei Rachmaninoff
Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 19

I. Lento – Allegro moderato
II. Allegro scherzando 
III. Andante 
IV. Allegro mosso

Ivan Karizna cello

Born in Minsk (Belarus), Ivan Karizna arrived in Paris at the age of 17 to study at the CNSM in Paris with Jérôme Pernoo. At 19, he won the 3rd Prize at the renowned Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and, a few years later, he obtained the 5th prize as well as the two Audience prizes at the famous Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. He frequently collaborates with great musicians such as Andras Schiff, Gidon Kremer, Nicolas Angelich, Yuri Bashmet, Ivry Gitlis, Fazil Say, Ion Marin, Christoph Eschenbach, Valery Gergiev, Thomas Sanderling and Vladimir Spivakov. In 2017, Ivan was inducted into the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin.

In 20/21 season Ivan Karizna made remarkable solo debuts with Hr-Sinfonieorchester in Frankfurt Alter Oper under the button of Christoph Eschenbach and at Rheingau Music Festival with Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

Enrico Pace piano

Enrico Pace was born in Rimini, Italy. He studied piano with Franco Scala at the Rossini Conservatory, Pesaro, where he graduated in Conducting and Composition too, and later at the Accademia Pianistica “Incontri col Maestro”, Imola. Jacques De Tiège was a valued mentor. Winning the Utrecht International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in 1989 marked the beginning of his international career. Since then Enrico Pace has toured extensively, performing in cities such as Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Milan (Sala Verdi and Teatro alla Scala), Rome, Berlin, London (Wigmore Hall, Barbican Centre),Paris, Madrid, Munich, Salzburg, Prague, Korea, Japan and various cities in US and South America. Enrico Pace greatly enjoys chamber music and has played with violinists Liza Ferschtman, Akiko Suwanai, Mihaela Martin and A. Conunova; cellists Frans Helmerson, Sung-Won Yang, Daniel Müller-Schott and clarinetist Sharon Kam. He participates regularly in chamber music festivals and has visited Delft, Moritzburg, Risør, Kuhmo, Montreux, Stresa, Verbier, Lucerne, Rheingau, Schleswig-Holstein among others. Enrico Pace enjoys a long term partnership with violinist Leonidas Kavakos. With him he recorded the complete Beethoven Sonatas for piano and violin. With violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann he recorded the six Sonatas for violin and piano BWV 1014-1019 by J.S. Bach for Sony Classical. In 2011 the label Piano Classics released his highly praised solo recording of the Annéees de pèlerinage “Suisse” and “Italie” of Franz Liszt.