Joshua Bell & Dénes Várjon
  • Edinburgh International Festival

Joshua Bell is quite simply a musical phenomenon " not only one of the worlds great violin soloists, but also a respected chamber musician and an accomplished orchestra director.

For the first recital in his three-concert residency at International Festival 2017, the celebrated US violinist joins exceptional Hungarian pianist Dnes Vrjon, a regular recital collaborator, in some of the Romantic repertoires most gloriously expressive chamber music for violin and piano.

Mendelssohns grand F major Sonata from 1838 is cast on a concerto-like scale, with an exhilarating, sweeping energy, followed bythegraceful tenderness of Brahmss first violin sonata.Bell and Vrjon conclude their recital with the touching Nordic lyricism of Grieg.

This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3