Violinist Michael Guttman In Recital
Whether on the stages of Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Tokyo’s Bunka Kaikan, or with his own Pietrosanta in Concerto festival in Tuscany, Belgian violinist Michael Guttman dazzles critics and audiences alike with his “incredible wealth of tone colors” (The New York Times) and has been praised by the Jerusalem Post as “the Chagall of violinists.” Guttman returns to Toronto for the first time in six years for a recital with pianist Stephan Sylvestre featuring music by Beethoven, Brahms, Fauré and Arvo Pärt at Gallery 345 on Monday, November 12 at 8pm.
Delving deeply into the character of each work, Guttman brings a mission to the concert hall: to take chances, tell a story and plumb the music’s emotional depth. For this concert, his first collaboration with Sylvestre, the program includes Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Brahms’ moody and dramatic Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Gabriel Fauré’s moving Sonata No. 1 in A major and Fratres by Arvo Pärt, a powerfully hypnotic and meditative work.