Sun. 28 May 2023 – 11:30
Johan van Iersel

Celloduo McKenna / Van Iersel

Bach, Dutilleux, Barrière en Glière

In this varied program Nuala McKenna and Johan Van Iersel present works for cello solo and cello duo. Johan is principal cellist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Nuala principal cellist of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. They are not only a love couple, but also partners in crime on stage. Johan plays Bach's first suite for solo cello, while Nuala contrasts with Henri Dutilleux's complex piece Trois Strophes sur le nom de Sacher. Nuala plays Bach's second cello suite, after which they meet again in the Sonata in G No.4 by Jean-Baptiste Barrière for two cellos and a selection of light and melancholic duets by Reinhold Glière.

Nuala McKenna cello
Johan van Iersel cello

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