Event Details

Sun, 25 Sep 2022

5pm

Victoria Concert Hall

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“Park shined in a range of iridescent colours. Her refinement of tone… blossomed out into a rainbowed intensity, and the piping effects… which are treacherous high harmonics, were flawlessly projected.” (The Arts Desk)

The youngest-ever first prize winner of the ARD International Music Competition in Munich at the age of 17 in 2009 and recipient of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award in 2011, violinist Hyeyoon Park is an artist of outstanding style and virtuosity, combining integrity with elegance and focus with panache. A student of Antje Weithaas in Berlin and Christian Tetzlaff in Kronberg, she has since achieved international acclaim with the best-known conductors and orchestras across Europe, Japan and her native South Korea, and in recital at the most prestigious venues.

With acclaimed British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, she has formed an exquisite partnership, most recently touring North America together, culminating in a recital at New York’s Frick Collection. Of their recital in May 2022 in Munich, the Süddeutsche Zeitung hailed it “an exemplary evening of violin and piano, of the highest quality in every respect. As respective masters of their instruments and in the breathtaking interplay of their ensemble playing both fulfilled the duties of higher virtuosity”.

Park and Grosvenor present a sophisticated programme full of colouristic possibilities for their debut recital in Singapore as a duo. Opening with the classical elegance of Mozart, the high-sensitivity expressivity of quiet Webern leads beautifully to Debussy’s Violin Sonata, imbued with a profound air of melancholic nostalgia, subtly coloured by the Hungarian gypsy flavour of violin playing. This rustic latter quality comes to the fore in Bartók’s Violin Rhapsody No. 1, before the recital ends with Schubert’s Fantasy in C, his greatest work for the violin, in rare virtuosic form, placing the extreme difficulties of both instrument parts around beautiful melodies and the adventurous harmonic explorations.

Programme

 

Mozart    • Violin Sonata No. 24 in F major, K.376

Webern   • 4 Pieces for violin and piano, Op.7

Debussy  • Violin Sonata in G minor, L 148

Bartók     • Rhapsody No.1 for violin and piano, BB 94a

Schubert • Fantasy in C major, D.934

(Programme subject to change at the artists' discretion)

Duration

 

Approximately 1 hr 45 min

(including a 20 minutes intermission)