Kristian Bezuidenhout will make his debut with the London Symphony Orchestra in concerts at the Kölner Philharmonie and London’s Barbican Centre. Kristian will be joined by violinist Isabelle Faust for Mendelssohn’s Double Concerto for violin and piano, conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner. For these concerts, and unusually for performances with a modern symphony orchestra, Kristian will be playing a beautiful original rosewood piano made by Erard in 1837.
Regular duo partners, Kristian and Isabelle most recently performed and recorded the Bach sonatas for violin and keyboard, to great critical acclaim:
“The music should always wear its deft counterpoint lightly, wide-eyed as a spring day. In their new recording Isabelle Faust and Kristian Bezuidenhout understand this perfectly…However uplifting the individual contributions are throughout, that consummate sense of partnership prevails…a set that celebrates life from first note to last.” BBC Music Magazine
Kristian has previously worked with Sir John Eliot Gardiner on several occasions; with his ensemble the English Baroque Soloists and the Rotterdam Philharmonic.
The London concert will be live-streamed on the LSO YouTube Channel at 7.30pm GMT with an introduction to the concert on their Facebook page starting at 7pm.