Sadie Fields, Canadian violinist, performs worldwide as a soloist and a chamber musician. She is the violinist of Belgium-based Trio Khnopff, the violinist of the Festival Trio in Canada, and she plays with the New European Ensemble in the Netherlands. Sadie has won awards from over twenty uk and international associations and competitions, and she regularly broadcasts on radio stations throughout Europe, and in the Uk, Canada, and New Zealand. Her recordings, including the complete Brahms Sonatas on Champs Hill Records, and 'Weinberg – 1945' by Trio Khnopff, have met with great critical acclaim in Europe and North America, and two of her discs have been chosen as 'Chamber Choice of the Month' in the Bbc Music Magazine (most recently in January 2020), and 'Chamber Disc of the Quarter' by the German Record Critics' Award Association. Sadie has been a Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music and the Edison Visiting Fellow at the British Library, and she has given masterclasses in the Uk, Canada, and China. Her principal teachers include György Pauk, Yair Kless, and Atis Bankas, and Sadie has also been guided and mentored by Ivry Gitlis, Ida Haendel, and Ferenc Rados. Sadie holds a PhD from the Royal Academy of Music, London.
Stephanie Salmin, Belgian pianist, is an experienced chamber musician. She was elected by her city as 'Namuroise of the Year', and she has been a first prize winner at a number of competitions in France and Belgium. Stephanie has performed as soloist with many Belgian orchestras, including the Flemish Radio Orchestra, the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, the Sturm und Klang Orchestra, and the Young Belgian Strings, and has appeared abroad with the Academy of St Martin in The Fields (London), the European Musicians Orchestra, and the Bern Philharmonic Orchestra. Stephanie's discography includes four critically acclaimed Cds on the Pavane label
She regularly gives concerts in Belgium, France, Switzerland, England, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Korea, Poland and has recorded several recitals for Musiq3 and Klara radio.
Edvard Grieg's Violin Sonata in G major is a song in which stormy, passionate episodes contrast with fragments full of lyricism, where the great melodic talent of the Norwegian composer is revealed.
Sonata was written just a month after Grieg married the singer Nina Hagerup, and as he said it had been composed in "the euphoria of my honeymoon."
Dvoák wrote Sonatina in G thinking of gradually developing musical abilities of his children, so it is intended for young people, but also for adults; (...) Let them enjoy it too, they will have fun playing it aswell (...)". The sonatina's mood is mild and invigorating, although at some moments we will catch a wave of melancholy.
Béla Bartók wrote 1st Rhapsody in 1928 for the great violinist József Szigeti. They also played the piece together and recorded it twice.Rhapsody is build on the standard gypsy csárdás sequence of lassú and friss (slow and fast) and use mostly Rumanian folk tunes from Transylvania. There are also hearable some colouring inspirations from Hungarian and Ruthenian melodies.
Weinberg wrote Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes with accessibility in mind inspired by the huge succes of Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsodies. The republic's of Moldova (or Moldavia) folk music combines various ethnic genres, including Hungarian, Romanian and Ukrainian. So, Weinberg's Rhapsody sometimes sounds like Liszt or Kodály, sometimes like "Romanian" songs by Bartók, and sometimes like Khachaturian.
Our artists, Sadie Fields( violin) & Stephanie Slamin( piano), made the world premiere recording of Two Songs without Words for Violin and Piano in their cd album called Weinberg 1945.
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