DATE AND VENUE
6 June 2008, Hagia Eirene Museum
THE VIENNA CHAMBER PHILHARMONIC
CLAUDİUS TRAUNFELLNER conductor
BENYAMİN SÖNMEZ violoncello
- Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Rococo Variations in A Major, Op.33
- Sergei Prokofiev
Symphony in D Major, Op.25, No.1, ’Classical’
Lasts 35’, no interval.
The reception will be held at the Courtyard of the Archaeological Museum after the concert.
The 36th International İstanbul Music Festival opens with a concert by the Wiener Kammerphilharmonie under the direction of Claudius Traunfellner accompanying Benyamin Sönmez, a cellist of extraordinary virtuosity who captivates music lovers in every country he visits. Winning great acclaim with being one of the top five winners among the 350 cellists competing at the 2006 International Adam Cello Competition, Benyamin Sönmez was also one of the young stars of the concert celebrating Rostropovich’s 80th birth anniversary in 2007. The founder of the Wiener Kammerphilharmonie and a classical music conductor of a well-deserved reputation for his engagements with world-famous artists and conductors, Claudius Traunfellner’s repertoire of remarkable breadth ranging from baroque to modern music will join forces with Benyamin Sönmez’s exceptional string and hand techniques in the opening concert...