Julia Pusker. Photo: Szilvia Csibi
Rising Stars with violin and piano
Sensual and swinging with Hungarian violinist Júlia Pusker.
Sunday 4 February 2024 19.00Ends approximately 20.00
Don’t miss the opportunity to hear tomorrow’s classical music stars today. Rising Stars is a unique and forward-looking collaboration between 24 of Europe’s leading concert halls, all members of the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO). A handful of young musicians and ensembles from various countries are selected each year and given the opportunity to tour the concert halls and perform before international audiences. Experience shows that those who are selected as Rising Stars also have internationally successful careers.
Hungarian-born violinist Júlia Pusker studied at the Liszt Academy in Budapest and at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She achieved a high placement at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels in 2019. As a soloist, she has performed with the Budapest Festival Orchestra under Iván Fischer, and as a chamber musician, she has worked with cellist Gautier Capuçon and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, among others. She performs here with Ukrainian pianist Christia Hudziy.
Júlia Pusker begins in French style, with music by prodigy Lili Boulanger and Debussy. We hear elements of her homeland, Hungary, such as music by Jenö Hubay, a violin student of legendary Joseph Joachim, who was a close confidant of Brahms. By Brahms, we hear a selection of the Hungarian Dances in a version for violin and piano. Of course, a main number is Eugène Ysaÿe’s sensual and dark Poème élégiaque, a milestone in the violin repertoire.
The musicApproximate times
Lili Boulanger Nocturne for violin and piano3 min
Lili Boulanger Cortège for violin and piano2 min
Claude Debussy Sonata in g minor for violin and piano13 min
Éric Tanguy Trois pièces for violin solo10 min
Eugène Ysaÿe Poème élégiaque for violin and piano14 min
Johannes Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 11 in d minor, version for violin and piano arr Joseph Joachim3 min
Johannes Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 17 in f minor, version for violin and piano arr Fritz Kreisler4 min
Jenö Hubay Carmen Fantasy for violin and piano10 min
- Júlia Pusker violin
- Christia Hudziy piano