Ida Haendel in London 2013

IDA HAENDEL is one of the most legendary musicians of our time. She has performed with most of the world’s leading orchestras under numerous star conductors and has inspired the greatest violinists of today. Defying age, she shows no evidence of slowing down. She makes an all-too-rare visit to London in 2013.

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Sunday 30 June, 19:30 Wigmore Hall

In the presence of guest of honour, Ida Haendel, the international musicians of the Royal College of Music present an evening of exquisite string repertoire inspired by the creative collision of composers with other great artists, culminating in Janácek’s terrifying and touching retelling of Tolstoy’s Kreutzer Sonata.

Violin Masterclass with the Royal College of Music

2:00pm | 03 July 2013 | Britten Theatre

For this very special Masterclass, the RCM is privileged to be able to welcome one of the truly great legendary musicians of our time.

Born in Poland in 1928, violinist Ida Haendel CBE has earned the praise of some of the most influential figures in the musical world. Her admirers have included conductors such as Beecham and Solti, star violinists such as Maxim Vengerov and Anne-Sophie Mutter, and several generations of composers: upon hearing her performance of his Violin Concerto, Jean Sibelius wrote to her: “I congratulate you on the great success, but most of all I congratulate myself, that my concerto has found an interpreter of your rare standard”.

Now London audiences have the very rare opportunity to witness her passion her knowledge to the next generation of star performers, in the intimate surroundings of the RCM’s Britten Theatre. Make sure you book early for what promises to be a truly memorable occasion.

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An Evening with Ida HaendelHosted by Rob Cowan

Cadogan Hall, London SW1 Friday 5 July 2013, 7.30pm

Ida Haendel, one of the most prolific and influential violinists of our time, joins Rob Cowan in a special evening of music and conversation. Haendel’s seductive style has captivated audiences for decades, and she shows no sign of slowing down.

During the evening, Rob Cowan and Ida Haendel discuss her illustrious career, followed by a programme designed to showcase her legendary style with some of her favourite repertoire, including works by her late teacher, Enescu.

This event is the finale of a week of celebrations of Ida Haendel’s music, which includes a Masterclass at the Royal College of Music.

Tickets: £18.00 – £38.00

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In addition, Sony Classics UK is releasing “Chaconne” – a recital from 2008, available internationally for the first time.

In 2008 Ida Haendel recorded this album of violin music, with and without piano. This recital includes Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, the Chaconne from J.S. Bach’s D minor Partita for unaccompanied violin, Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 1 and Mozart’s well-loved Sonata for Piano and Violin in B-flat. It is a recording of intensity, musicianship and charm. It will be Amazon UK CD of the week as of 24th June.

Press enquiries should be directed to usual contacts at Sony Classics UK.

For more details and to enquire about interview opportunities, please contact:

John Cronin (Music & Media Consulting Limited)


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