Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827) Cello Sonata in G Minor op. 5, no.2
Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918) Cello Sonata
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943) Cello Sonata in G Minor, op. 19
Eugene Osadchy, former principal cello of the CBC Radio Orchestra, and now professor of cello at the University of North Texas and principal cellist with the Plano Symphony and the Dallas Chamber Orchestra. returns to join the Festival’s artistic director Arthur Rowe, piano.
Kiev-born, Eugene Osadchy is hailed as having “the most refined and balanced string playing” by the New York Times and has been called “a paragon of Russian élan” by the Vancouver Sun. “Mr. Osadchy possesses a very rich tone and is steeped in the great classical tradition. It is good to know that there are ardent keepers of the flame.” The New York Sun.
Canadian pianist Arthur Rowe is a critically acclaimed recitalist, soloist with orchestra and chamber musician. Touring annually across North America, he has received enthusiastic reviews from his performances in cities such as New York, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Seattle, San Diego, as well as in venues in Europe and New Zealand. The New York Times wrote: “The Canadian pianist Arthur Rowe made an immediate and positive impression… It was first-rate playing: a kind of execution tinglingly alive to the shape and contribution of each phrase”.