Mar 19

POSTPONED Chamber Music

Weinberg’s Rhapsody on Moldovian Themes

19/03/2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

*** POSTPONED***

Stunning folk-inspired classical music composed by Mieczysław Weinberg, one of the outstanding composers of the second half of the twentieth century. His Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes is a concise medley of tunes that embrace folk influence, both melancholic and high spirited, culminating in a joyous and unstoppable dance.

Whether you’re new to 20th century music, or already sold on its charms, you’ll find yourself captivated by this colorful composition performed by violinist Sadie Fields and pianist Stéphanie Salmin.

Full Circle has teamed up with Brussels Muzieque, a brand new platform, to invite some of the finest international musicians in Brussels to create transformative performances and experience the shared passion for chamber music in an intimate atmosphere. You’ll have an intense and direct interaction with outstanding musicians thanks to our unique candlelit setting.

Join us for a cosy and folk-infused chamber music session on Thursday 19th March to enjoy some much-needed warmth and musical poetry as spring begins to appear.

See you there!


6:30 – 8:00 PM   FULL CIRCLE CONCERT

Programme

  • Antonín Dvořák · Violin Sonatina in G major, op. 100
  • Mieczysław Weinberg · Two Songs Without Words
  • Mieczysław Weinberg · Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes
  • Béla Bartók · Violin Rhapsody No. 1
  • Edvard Grieg · Violin Sonata No. 2 in G major, op. 13

Location: Full Circle House, 89 Ch. de Vleurgat, 1050 Ixelles.

Tickets:  €15 – 20 (Book now)

Musicians

  • Violin: Sadie Fields
  • Piano: Stéphanie Salmin

About the Musicians

        SADIE FIELDS 

Canadian violinist Sadie Fields performs worldwide as a soloist and a chamber musician. She is the violinist of Belgium-based Trio Khnopff, the violinist of the Festival Trio in Canada, and she plays with the New European Ensemble in the Netherlands.

Sadie has won awards from over twenty UK and international associations and competitions, and she regularly broadcasts on radio stations throughout Europe, and in the UK, Canada, and New Zealand. Her recordings, including the complete Brahms Sonatas on Champs Hill Records, and ‘Weinberg – 1945’ by Trio Khnopff, have met with great critical acclaim in Europe and North America, and two of her discs have been chosen as ‘Chamber Choice of the Month’ in the BBC Music Magazine (most recently in January 2020), and ‘Chamber Disc of the Quarter’ by the German Record Critics’ Award Association. Sadie has been a Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music and the Edison Visiting Fellow at the British Library, and she has given masterclasses in the UK, Canada, and China. Her principal teachers include György Pauk, Yair Kless, and Atis Bankas, and Sadie has also been guided and mentored by Ivry Gitlis, Ida Haendel, and Ferenc Rados. Sadie holds a PhD from the Royal Academy of Music, London.

 

       STEPHANIE SALMIN

Belgian pianist Stéphanie Salmin graduated with highest distinction from the Royal Conservatory of Music of Mons, the Hochschule der Künste in Bern (solo diploma), and the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel.

She was the first prize winner of several competitions such as the Grand Concours International de Piano (Paris), the Young Talent Competition (Manage), the André Dumortier Competition (Leuze), the Belfius Classics Competition (Brussels), and the Excellentia Competition (Brussels).

Stephanie also won numerous awards with Duo Solot, which performed extensively for 10 years. The Duo was the winner of the 2010 International Four-Hand Piano Competition of Valberg (France). In 2016, the Duo won the Audience Prize at the Festival des Nouveaux Talents in Villers-sur-Mer (France) and won the Youth Prize at the Piano Competition in Evian (France) for the show ‘Cinéma à quatre mains’ .

Stéphanie has performed with several Belgian orchestras, including the Flemish Radio Orchestra, the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, the Sturm und Klang Orchestra, the Namur Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre des Etudiants du Conservatoire de Mons, the Young Belgian Strings, the Namur Chamber Choir, and also abroad with the UK based Academy of St Martin in The Fields, the European Musicians Orchestra, and the Bern Philharmonic Orchestra.

She regularly gives concerts in Belgium, France, Switzerland, England, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Korea, Poland and has recorded several recitals for Musiq3 and Klara radio.

Her discography includes four critically acclaimed CDs on the Pavane label: a solo disc with Schumann’s Carnival op. 9 and the Prelude, Aria, and Final by César Franck; two discs with Duo Solot, featuring transcriptions and excerpts from operas by Rossini and the transcription of Dvorak’s New World Symphony; and an all Weinberg disc featuring pieces for trio and duo with musicians Romain Dhainaut and Sadie Fields, which has been chosen as BBC Music Magazine’s ‘Chamber Music Disc of the Month’ for January 2020