Akiko Suwanai, a tall, imposing violinist of striking stage presence, raised her bow for a sombre, intense descent of notes at the start: this was big-boned, noble playing, with its rhythmic life taut and rigorous.”
Japanese violinist Akiko Suwanai returns to our Festival! After winning the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1990, Akiko Suwanai has become one of the most sought-after artists among renowned conductors and orchestras. Suwanai is joined by her former teacher at Juilliard, our very own Artistic Director Cho-Liang Lin, together with our other festival musicians, for a night showcasing her virtuosity.
RÓZSA Sonata for two violins, Op. 15
Cho-Liang Lin (violin), Akiko Suwanai (violin)
MOSZKOWSKI Suite in G minor for two violins and piano, Op. 71
Cho-Liang Lin (violin), Akiko Suwanai (violin), Evelyn Chang (piano)
DVOŘÁK Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81
Akiko Suwanai (violin), Cho-Liang Lin (violin), Masumi Per Rostad (viola), Li-Wei Qin (cello), Shai Wosner (piano)