Venerdì 7 Luglio 2017 / Friday July 7th 2017

Tenuta La Fratta – Sinalunga – Siena

Preconcerto ore 21,15
Vincitori del Concorso Musicale “CIRO PINSUTI” – Città di Sinalunga 2017 / categoria SOLISTI
Concorso Musicale “CIRO PINSUTI” – Città di Sinalunga 2017 / SOLOISTS winners

ore 21,30

Michael Süssmann, violino
Mai Goto, pianoforte
Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)
Sonatina in la minore N° 2 Op 137

Allegro moderato

Andante

Menuette – Allegro

Allegro
Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918)

Sonata L.140

Allegro vivo

Interméde

Finale
Fritz Kreisler (1875 – 1962)

“Preludium & Allegro”


Johan Svendsen (1840 – 1911)

Romanza in sol maggiore

Edvard Grieg (1843 – 1907)

Sonata in do minore n°3 Op 45

Allegro molto ed appassionato

Allegretto espressivo alla Romanza

Allegro animato

In caso di cattivo tempo l’evento si terrà all’interno della tenuta.
In case of bad weather the concert will be held inside the estate.

Michael Süssmann
inizia lo studio del violino a 5 anni e si esibisce per la prima vola come solista all’età di 7 anni con l’Orchestra di Bergen in Norvegia. In 1972, Süssmann partecipa alla master class al Royal Conservatoir de Musique de Bruxelles, dove studia con Andrè Gertler e Leon Ara. Si diploma con primo premio e prosegue gli studi con Ricardo Odnopossoff alla Zürich Musikhochschule.
Debutta a Oslo nel 1979 con una entusiastica critica. Nel 1977, Süssmann entra a far parte della Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra in Norvegia, nel 1980 diventa primo violino della Tromsø Symphony Orchestra. Svolge intensa attività di solista e camerista in 22 paese europei, in Asia e negli Stati Uniti. Nel 2010 ha inciso le sonate di Grieg e Tellefsen per la ARENA Records.
Michael Süssmann suona un violino Michelangelo Bergonzi di Cremona.
Michael Süssmannstarted to play the violin at 5, and made his first public performance at 7 as soloist with orchestra in Bergen, Norway. Later, he studied with Ernst Glaser and Karsten Andersen, the latter also the chief conductor at Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 1972, Süssmann attended the master class at the Royal Conservatoir de Musique de Bruxelles, where he studied with Andrè Gertler and Leon Ara. He graduated with a 1.prize in 1976, whereupon he continued studies with Ricardo Odnopossoff at the Zürich Musikhochschule.
In 1977, Süssmann became a member of the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra (Norway), and was at the same time dedicated to chamber music with numerous performances. He made his public debut in Oslo in 1979 and was met with very enthusiastic critics, which in turn were awarded with several scholarships.
In 1980 he became the concert master of Tromsø Symphony Orchestra, and also the director of the string section at Tromsø Music School. Some years later, Süssmann`s solo carriere made it possible for him to be a full time freelancer, combined with a teaching position in Os School of Music near Bergen, Norway.
In 1997, he became the Artistic Director of MusicaNord, a concert society who produces apprx. 70 concerts every year through different concert series. Süssmann has also founded the Bergen International Chamber Music Festival. Süssmann has performed in 25 countries in Europe, Asia, and USA. He has also devoted significant amount of his time to help young and talented artists to have the opportunity to perform in a professional environment.His latest recording is of 2 of Grieg violin sonatas (No1 & 3) and the fabolous Thomas Tellefsen sonata in G major (ARENA Records) In 2016./17 Süssmann will tour in USA, Russia, Germany, Polen, Spain, Serbia, Ukraina, and Italy
Süssmann plays a Michelangelo Bergonzi violin, Cremona.
http://www.musicanord.no/home.html

Mai Goto
è risultata vincitrice di alcuni concorsi pianistici in Giappone e in Italia, quali: la Takatsuki Music Competition, il 19° Concorso Internazionale per Giovani Musicisti e il 24° Concorso Internazionale “Rovere d’Oro”. Attualmente vive a Bergen dove sta sviluppando la sua carriera pianistica. Mai Goto è specializzata nell’interpretazione del repertorio del primo romanticismo e dell’esecuzione su strumenti originali di quel periodo. Nel 2013 è stata pianista nella produzione “Nina Grieg – a great little woman” nella casa di E. Grieg a Troldhaugen. È stata solista nel Concerto per pianoforte n. 2 di Mendelssohn in una tournée negli Stati Uniti con la Galveston Symphony Orchestra, la Farmington Orchestra dell’Università del Maine e la Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra, tutte dirette da Trond Sæverud. Nel maggio 2014 è stata solista nel Concerto per pianoforte n. 5 di Beethoven con l’Orchestra Sinfonica dell’Università di Bergen.

Mai Goto graduated from Osaka University of Music, Japan, where she studied with Atsuhiko Shimizu, and continued her studies with György Nádor at the Liszt Academy in Budapest. In 2012 she finished her Master’s degree at the Grieg Academy, University of Bergen, with Signe Bakke and Torleif Torgersen as her teachers.
In 2009, she was awarded 1st prize in “The 24th International Music Competition Rovere d’Oro” in Italy.
Mai Goto is currently living in Bergen, where she has an active performing career. She has performed at the concert series at the Siljustøl Museum and at “AVGARDE”, Bergen’s concert series for new music.
In 2013 she was pianist in the production “Nina Grieg – a great little woman” in Grieg’s villa, Troldhaugen. In the same year she was soloist in Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No.2 on a US tour conducted by Trond Sæverud and in 2014 she was soloist in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no.5 with the University of Bergen Symphony Orchestra.
Since 2013 Ms. Goto has performed annually at the “Grieg in Bergen” series together with the violist Oliviero Hassan and the violinist Michael Süssmann.
In 2016 she performed Japanese story ‘Issun Boshi’ and children’s performance ‘Klovnen Klem’ She will be touring in Italy, Germany and Poland.