Rosendal Chamber Music Festival 2020

Kristian Bezuidenhout

Biography

Kristian Bezuidenhout is one of today’s most notable and exciting keyboard artists, equally at home on the fortepiano, harpsichord, and modern piano.

Kristian is an Artistic Director of the Freiburger Barockorchester and Principal Guest Director with the English Concert. He is a regular guest with leading ensembles including Les Arts Florissants, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester; and has guest-directed (from the keyboard) the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Tafelmusik, Collegium Vocale, Juilliard 415, Kammerakademie Potsdam and Dunedin Consort (St Matthew Passion).

He has performed with celebrated artists including John Eliot Gardiner, Philippe Herreweghe, Frans Brüggen, Trevor Pinnock, Giovanni Antonini, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Isabelle Faust, Alina Ibragimova, Carolyn Sampson, Anne Sofie von Otter, Mark Padmore & Matthias Goerne.

Kristian’s rich and award-winning discography on Harmonia Mundi includes the complete keyboard music of Mozart.  Recent releases include Winterreisse  with Mark Padmore,  Bach sonatas for violin and harpsichord with Isabelle Faust and a recording of Haydn piano sonatas.

In the 2019-20 season, Kristian play-directs programmes with the Handel & Haydn Society, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Kammerorchester Basel as well as Freiburger Barockorchester and the English Concert. He features as a Portrait Artist for the 19-20 season at BOZAR and is Artist in Residence at Köln Philharmonie.  He has recitals and chamber music performances with Anne Sofie von Otter, Mark Padmore, Benjamin Appl and Carolyn Sampson in concert halls and festivals in Seattle, New York, Amsterdam, Paris, Frankfurt, Madrid and Salzburg.

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Festival Performances Year 2020

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 13 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight" (1801)
Paul Lewis (piano)

Beethoven: Bagatelle in E-flat major, Op. 126 No. 3 (1823-1824)
Leif Ove Andsnes (fortepiano)

Beethoven: Sonatina WoO 43 No. 1 in C minor (1796)
Avi Avital (mandolin), Leif Ove Andsnes (fortepiano)

Beethoven: Folk songs
Christiane Karg (soprano), Alina Ibragimova (violin), Christian Poltéra (cello), Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano)

INTERVAL

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7 in F major, Op. 59 No. 1 (1806)
Quatuor Ébène

Beethoven: Variations on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen'' from ''Die Zauberflöte'', Op. 66 (c.1798)
Christian Poltéra (cello), Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano)

Tobias Broström: Dream Variations (2011)
Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet), Colin Currie (percussion)

Beethoven: Andante con variazione, WoO 44 No. 2 (1792 - 1800)
Avi Avital (mandolin), Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano)

INTERVAL

Beethoven: Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli, Op. 120 (1819 - 1823)
Paul Lewis (piano)

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10 No. 3 (1798)
Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano)

Beethoven: Adagio for Mandolin and Piano in E-flat major, WoO 43 No. 2 (1796)
Avi Avital (mandolin), Víkingur Ólafsson (piano)

Beethoven: Sonatina for Mandolin and Piano in C major, WoO 44 No. 1 (1796)
Avi Avital (mandolin), Víkingur Ólafsson (piano)

Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 11 (last movement: Tema con variazioni) (1797)
Björn Nyman (clarinet), Jakob Koranyi (cello), Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

Ketil Hvoslef: Beethoven Trio (1997)
Björn Nyman (clarinet), Jakob Koranyi (cello), Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

PAUSE

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 16 in F major, Op. 135 (1826)
Quatuor Ébène

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95 (1810)
Quatuor Ébène

Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 96 (1812)
Alina Ibragimova (violin), Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano)

INTERVAL

Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97 (1811)
Guro Kleven Hagen (violin), Jakob Koranyi (cello), Víkingur Ólafsson (piano)

J. S. Bach arr. for mandolin by Avi Avital: Chaconne from Partita No 2. BWV 1004 (1717 - 1720)
Avi Avital (mandolin)

Beethoven: Bagatelle in E-flat major, Op. 126, Nos. 1, 5 & 6 (1823-1824)
Víkingur Ólafsson (piano)

Rolf Wallin: Realismos Magicos (2014)
Colin Currie (percussion)

Vivaldi arr. Avital: Concerto for lute in D major, RV. 93 (1730 - 1731)
Avi Avital (mandolin), Guro Kleven Hagen (violin), N.N. (violin), Henninge Landaas (viola), Jakob Koranyi (cello), Karol Ciesluk (double bass), Kristian Bezuidenhout (harpsichord)

Lene Grenager: Extract from Mixed Handedness for solo cello (2017)
Lene Grenager (cello)

Beethoven: Folksongs
Christiane Karg (soprano), Guro Kleven Hagen (violin), Jakob Koranyi (cello), Jonathan Biss (piano)