Transatlantic ties

Date: Sunday 30th July 2017

Time: 3pm

Venue: Middleton Hall, University of Hull

Location: Cottingham Road, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU6 7RX

Artists: David Johnson - violin Tania Lisboa - cello Elizabeth Mucha - piano

Claude Debussy           Cello Sonata
Francisco Mignone       Modinha
Camargo-Guarnieri      Ponteio e Dança
Heitor Villa-Lobos      Treinzinho
Heitor Villa-Lobos      Sonata-fantaisie no. 1,Désespérance for violin and piano

Anthony Hedges          Piano Trio
Heitor Villa Lobos      Piano Trio No 2

Transatlantic Ties
Rio Cello comes to Hull, City of Culture this summer!

Inspired by Brazilian music and in particular the classical works of Heitor Villa Lobos, David Chew, a young cellist from Hull travelled to Brazil in 1981 to take up the position of principal cellist in the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra. The rest, as they say, is history. He settled in Rio de Janeiro and founded the Rio Cello festival in 1994 making it his mission to take classical music to as many people as possible. This summer, Sir David Chew brings his festival to his birthplace, Hull which has been designated UK City of Culture for 2017.

I am delighted to be performing in this British manifestation of Rio Cello alongside my long-standing duo partner, Brazilian cellist, Tania Lisboa, and Hull-born violinist David Johnson, both of whom I first met and worked with at Rio Cello in Brazil.

Our concert features works by Brazil’s greatest composer, Heitor Villa-Lobos as well as paying homage to the influence of French music on Villa Lobos and, in turn, his influence on future Brazilian composers. We will also be performing a trio by contemporary British composer, Anthony Hedges, who made Hull his home for 30 years.

To find out more about Rio Cello in Hull please go to: