Mozart, Bartók & Brahms: Violin Sonatas

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Label: Ars Produktion
Catalog: ARS38555
Format: CD

Beek, Elisa van; Karagiannis, Giorgos

Together with the string quartet, the Sonata for Violin and Piano has been one of the standard works of classical chamber music since the 18th century. The violinist Elisa van Beek and her piano accompanist Giorgos Karagiannis show the development of the violin sonata with contributions by Mozart, Brahms and Bartók. Elisa van Beek was born into a musical family in Germany. At the age of six she received her first piano lesson with Birgit Helber at the Music School in Trossingen. She also took lessons from her father and won first prize at the regional Jugend Musiziert music competition. At the age of eleven she discovered her passion for the violin while taking lessons with Rudolf Rampf and later with Riza Yildiz at the Diapason Music Academy in Karlsruhe. She went on to study at the Folkwang University of the Arts and the State Academy of Music in Trossingen. She is currently engaged as a permanent substitute at the State Theatre in Hanover, Germany.

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