As we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the festival, we naturally treat our audiences with gifts. Composers often treat their friends with music pieces, what can be more personal and more expressive?
Maurice Ravel created his most beautiful fairy tale piece Ma mere l’oye for the children of his dear friends Cyprian and Zofia Godebski. César Franck on the other hand wrote his legendary violin sonata as a wedding gift for Eugene Ysayë. Both works tell a story. Ravel’s work is a fairytale and Franck describes the different stages of marriage. Both works became gems in the classical repertoire: they are the most special gifts one could wish for!

Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937) -  Ma mere l’oye (1908-10)
Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant
Petit Poucet
Laideronnette, Impératrice des Pagodes
Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête
Le jardin féerique

Nino Gvetadze, piano
Ketevan Badridze, piano

Roel van Oosten (1958) - Triptych (2007)
Gwyneth Wentink, harp

César Franck (1822 – 1890) – Vioolsonate A gr.t. (1886)
Allegretto ben moderato
Recitativo – Fantasia
Allegretto poco mosso

Natalia Gabunia, violin
Nino Gvetadze, piano

Tickets € 35 incl. a drink before the concert