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Baroque meets contemporary in this recital by two BBC New Generation Artists. Violinist Jennifer Pike and harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani will team up to present a programme pairing the most famous composer of the baroque era, J.S. Bach, with those of the 20th century – while demonstrating the incredible versatility of the traditional violin and harpsichord ensemble.
British/Polish violinist Jennifer Pike first gained international recognition when, aged 12, she became the youngest-ever winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year and the youngest major prizewinner in the Menuhin International Violin Competition.
Iranian-born Mahan Esfahani was a BBC New Generation Artist, BBC Music Magazine’s ‘Newcomer of the Year’, and a shortlisted artist for the Gramophone Artist of the Year — the first harpsichordist to achieve each of these accolades.
J.S. BachViolin Sonata in E minor, BWV 1023
J.S. BachToccata in D Major, BWV 912 (solo harpsichord)
J.S. BachViolin Partita No.3 in E major, BWV 1006 (solo violin)
Walter PistonSonatina for Violin and Harpsichord
J.S. BachViolin Sonata in F minor, BWV 1018