Classical music, but not as you know it
Having worked with everyone from Nick Cave and Jonny Greenwood to Barry Humphries, Richard Tognetti isn’t your average Classical violinist. He presents a refreshing solo recital of Arvo Pärt, Peter Sculthorpe, Brahms and Beethoven to begin his residency at Milton Court. Richard Tognetti has been described as an "anarchist with a chamber orchestra" by The Guardian, and it’s true that he’s not afraid to tear up the rule book. Everything he touches has an unmistakable energy and immediacy, and tonight he explores the radical sides of Beethoven, Brahms, Arvo Pärt and Australian composer and contemporary, Peter Sculthorpe, whose music was intrinsically of, and about, Australia’s natural landscape. So, what better way to start his Milton Court residency than with a solo recital with regular collaborator Polina Leschenko – the first in a series of concerts that’ll showcase all the diverse talents of this multi-faceted artist. Here he tackles the grand European classical tradition head on, with imagination, virtuosity and genuine love. "Richard is so inspiring as a musician, it’s just so strange to watch him pick up a violin and play." – Johnny Greenwood Programme & Performers: - Pärt Fratres - Beethoven Violin Sonata No 5, Spring - Sculthorpe Irkanda 1 - Brahms Sonata No 3 in D minor Richard Tognetti violin Polina Leschenko piano
"An anarchist with a chamber orchestra."