New album release! January 2018


Following his debut solo album of music by Bach, Bartók and Boulez, Michael releases his second recording of highly virtuosic music for solo violin on Accentus Music. Sciarrino – Tartini – Berio – Paganini features an unusual juxtaposition of works by four great Italian composers, giving a glimpse into the history of Italian violin music. The comparison between traditional and contemporary works creates a unique sound world, showing just how modern the music of Tartini and Paganini sounds alongside that of the 20th century. Michael – who comments, “solo violin is a very special world. It’s all or nothing, with the risk and responsibility lying entirely with yourself” – presents the programme across the 2017-18 season and beyond, with recitals in Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, Bologna, Seoul, and Naples.

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