An exceptional concerto. An extraordinary instrument.
Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider is one of the most sought-after violinists in the world. He returns to WASO to perform Elgar’s Violin Concerto on the same extraordinary instrument - the 1741 Guarnerius del Gesù – that the great Fritz Kreisler used for the Concerto’s premiere over a century ago. Asher Fisch proved himself a brilliant interpreter of Brahms when he led WASO through its first-ever Brahms symphony cycle in 2015. He now returns to the music of this great composer and leads his Orchestra through Brahms’ glorious Second Symphony.
“Occasionally, a recording comes along which radically changes a great piece: Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider’s amazing account of Elgar’s Violin Concerto is revolutionary.”
– The Guardian
ELGAR Violin Concerto
BRAHMS Symphony No.2
Asher Fisch conductor
Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider violin (pictured) (2019 WASO Featured Artist)
Join Margaret Seares from 6:45-7:10pm at the Terrace Level Corner Stage prior to the concert. All concert-goers are welcome.
Wesfarmers Arts Meet the Artist - Saturday 17 August only
Join special guest artist Asher Fisch after the concert for an informal interview. Discover more about the music and gain insight into the life of an artist. All concert-goers are welcome.
Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts
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- Szeps-Znaider Plays Elgar (Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider on violin, Asher Fisch conducts)
- Schumann & Strauss (Asher Fisch on piano, Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider conducts)
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