Classical music
Chamber & Recital

The Boyd Duo

Part of Classical Season 2018/19

The Australian brothers present passionate works for piano and cello in a programme featuring Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Brahms.

Beethoven’s contemplative Fourth Cello Sonata opens the performance, before Alexander and Nathaniel Boyd move on to Mendelssohn’s stirring Sonata No.2, written by the composer in 1843. Closing the evening is Brahms’ First Sonata, a dark work that gives the two instruments equal weight.

Cellist Nathaniel Boyd is a laureate of numerous prizes for his work with the Navarra String Quartet, is currently a member of the Albion Quartet and has appeared as principal cellist with many of the major UK orchestras.

Pianist and composer Alexander Boyd’s recordings of Goyescas by Granados was described as ‘a riveting performance, full of technical virtuosity… First rate’ by International Piano Magazine. He has composed the music for three films, Galatea, Sogni d'Oro and Art in Heaven.

Performers

Nathaniel Boyd cello
Alexander Boyd piano

Repertoire

Beethoven: Cello Sonata No.4 in C, Op.102 No.1
Mendelssohn: Cello Sonata No.2 in D, Op.58
Interval
Alexander Boyd: New work for cello & piano (World premiere)
Piazzolla: Le grand tango
Brahms: Cello Sonata No.1 in E minor, Op.38

Dates & times

4 Jun 2019
Approximate run time: 120 mins
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where

Purcell Room

Pricing

£10 - £20
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)
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