György Kurtág: Kafka Fragments, Op.24 for soprano & violin
There will be no interval in this performance which will end at approx. 4pm

An intimate performance of Kurtág’s Kafka Fragments, a probing investigation of the human psyche.

It takes place as part of Changing Minds 2016 – Southbank Centre’s weekend festival about mental health, with performances, talks and music.

During this Royal Festival Hall concert the audience occupy the choir stalls and the artists perform facing them, creating an intimate artistic experience.

Drawing his inspiration from the letters, notebooks and diaries of Franz Kafka, Kurtág
reveals, through 40 exquisite miniatures for soprano and violin, the essence of a man living on the edge.

Helping guide us through this psychological maze are the spellbinding violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, and soprano Anu Komsi, renowned for her ‘virtuosic’ (The Telegraph) interpretations of contemporary classical music.

'one of the outstanding artists of her generation... it was a privilege to hear [her]' (New York Times)


Anu Komsi soprano
Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin