October 10, 20138:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory of Music
273 Bloor St W
Last season cello virtuoso Mischa Maisky played with Yuri Bashmet and Moscow Soloists at Roy Thomson Hall. It was his first appearance in Toronto since 1976! He received an overwhelming response from the audience and critics and we are thrilled to bring him back in a recital program to one of the world’s finest concert venues – Koerner Hall.
Latvian-born cellist Mischa Maisky (www.mischamaisky.com) established himself early on as truly a world-class musician and regular guest at most major international festivals. He has the distinction of being the only cellist in the world to have studied with both Mstislav Rostropovich and Gregor Piatigorsky, two of the world’s legendary cellists. Rostropovich lauded Mischa Maisky as “one of the most outstanding talents of the younger generation of cellists. His playing combines poetry and exquisite delicacy with great temperament and brilliant technique.” He is a favorite collaborator of an equally legendary artist, pianist Martha Argerich, and has also worked in long-standing partnerships with such outstanding artists as pianist Radu Lupu, violinist Gidon Kremer, and conductors Zubin Mehta, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Daniel Barenboim. As an exclusive Deutsche Gramophone artist, during the last 25 years he has made over 30 recordings with such orchestras as the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics, London Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris and Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
Franz Schubert: Sonata for Arpeggione (or Cello) and Piano, D. 821
Manuel de Falla: Suite populaire espagnole
Sergei Rachmaninov: Vocalise for Cello and Piano, Op. 34, No. 14
Sergei Rachmaninov: Élégie in E-flat Minor, Op. 3, No. 1
Dmitri Shostakovich: Cello Sonata in D Minor, Op. 40
Presented in partnership with The Royal Conservatory of Music