Rachmaninov Sonata in G minor for cello and piano, Op 19
Tchaikovsky Trio in A minor, Op 50
Buxton Artist-in-Residence for 2019, Peter Donohoe CBE, gave his first public recital in Buxton. He made waves by securing the joint first prize at the 1982 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. He has recorded extensively, winning the Gramophone Magazine Concerto Recording of the year in 1988 for his recording of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No 2, and the Grand Prix du Disque for his recording of Liszt's Sonata in B minor in 1993. He has worked extensively with the CBSO and Sir Simon Rattle, a link which led to his appearance at Rattle’s inaugural concert as chief conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. He has been awarded honorary doctorates by no fewer than seven UK universities.
For the third concert, he and Alissa Margulis are joined by Per Nyström. The Swedish cellist studied in Stockholm and London. He is a principal cellist of Camerata Nordica, one of Europe’s foremost chamber orchestras, and was awarded the ‘Litteris et artibus’ medal by the Swedish king for his work.
The programme begins with Rachmaninov’s Cello Sonata, written in 1901, the year after immensely popular Second Piano Concerto.
The programme concludes with Tchaikovsky’s monumental Piano Trio, dedicated to the composer’s friend and mentor, the pianist Nikolai Rubinstein.