Beethoven: Quartet in Cm, Op. 18, No. 4
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat, Op. 44
‘…how many people are truly capable of playing music with the richness of expression and the humanity of Hisako Kawamura?’ [Citation for Suntory Award].
That is quite a question on which to open ENF 2024 and we are delighted to welcome Kawamura in her ENF debut with her favoured chamber music partners, the Doric Quartet. Born in Japan and raised in Germany, she brings a grounding in the European tradition married to a questing spirit, and her programmes this week combine unusual rarities with familiar masterpieces.
Kawamura also plays both of Beethoven’s Op.27 sonatas (including the ‘Moonlight Sonata’) alongside music by Nadia Boulanger and Akio Yashiro on Thursday, 4pm QUASI UNA FANTASIA