IN CONCERT: Isabelle Faust & Alexander Melnikov February 2015
"[they] are ideal partners, wrestling with the musical dialogue with poise, imagination and freshness."
- The Guardian
On January 13, Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov release Paul Hindemith's Sonatas for... on harmonia mundi, the latest in their series of highly successful collaborations. A supreme musical partnership that has forged celebrated solo careers, the violinist Faust and pianist Melnikov share a unique musical kinship that shines through in their playing. They have most notably brought their authoritative interpretations to the complete violin and piano works of Beethoven. "It's quite rare to find anybody else who's as inspiring over such a long period of time," Faust says of their longevity. "This regular duo work has been a very important part of our musical development over quite some years--we are both constantly being enriched by each other's ideas, questions and researches, criticism or experiences, while always deeply admiring the other's musicianship and mastery." Says Melnikov, "The first time I heard Isabelle's Bach I fell in love with her playing. It was exactly what I wanted to hear in this music and it's still the case."
Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov have a short run of concerts together in the U.S. in February, which includes their Chicago recital debut on February 6.
FEB 5 - Princeton, NJ - Richardson Auditorium Alexander Hall - Princeton University Concerts
FEB 6 - Chicago, IL - Mandel Hall - Chicago Presents *Chicago Recital Debut*
FEB 8 - Washington, DC - Music Room - Phillips Collection