his playing was commendable for its fluidity and virtuosity, distinguished by both a fleet-fingered lightness and a rich timbre.”
on István Várdai, The New York Times
everything points to the continuing rise of and exceptional maturity of this pianist, whose name is definitely one to keep in mind.”
on Sunwook Kim, The Guardian
Experience the dazzling skills of gold medal winners István Várdai (cello) and Sunwook Kim (piano) who are teaming up to present a virtuosic recital of gems of the cello/piano repertoire.
István Várdai is the only cellist in the world to have won Gold Medals at both the International Cello Competition in Geneva (2008) and the ARD Competition in Munich (2014), the two most important contests for cellists. In 2000 he was elected best rising classical musician in the world by Prix Montblanc. Sunwook Kim came to international recognition when he won the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition in 2006 at age 18, making him the competition’s youngest winner for 40 years.
Istvan Vardai’s website & http://www.sunwookkim.com/
de FallaSeven Spanish Folksongs
SchubertArpeggione Sonata, D. 821
KodályHungarian Rondo for Cello and Piano
BachSonata in G Major for Viola da Gamba, BWV 1027
FranckSonata in A Major