Jeunes Etoiles VIII

Samuel Niederhauser, Cello
Finalist Queen Elisabeth Competition (Brussels)
Prize Winner Kiefer Hablitzel | Göhner 2022
Denis Linnik, Piano
Prize Winner Kiefer Hablitzel | Göhner 2022

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Cello Sonata No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 5 No. 2

Leoš Janáček (1854-1928)
“Pohádka“ for Cello and Piano

Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979)
3 Pieces for Cello and Piano

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Piano Sonata in C Major, Op. 65

This concert will get rcoreded live on 2 September at the Gstaad Chapel and will be streamed on 4 September at 7.30pm.

Cellist Samuel Niederhauser is anything but a stranger to the Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy! A former student of Thomas Grossenbacher and Thomas Demenga and an unranked laureate of the last Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, he appeared as a soloist in 2016 in a movement of the Elgar Concerto with the Gstaad Festival Youth Orchestra and last summer played with the students of the Conducting Academy in Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations. He shares the stage here with the Belarusian pianist Denis Linnik, a student of Claudio Martínez and Zoltán Fejérvári in Basel, who has also already distinguished himself in the context of the event: in the summer of 2019, under the vaults of the same Gstaad chapel, where he accompanied the “Jeune Etoile” Dmitry Smirnov. He has just released his first CD on KNS Classical, entitled “Night Wind” and dedicated to Janáček, Brahms and Medtner.

Comments on “Samuel Niederhauser and Denis Linnik

Fantastic! That was an unforgettable performance – superb cellist with brilliant pianist playing wonderful programme. As for the Britten – never heard before but absolutely amazing!
Thank you Samuel and Denis.

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