Cayman Arts Festival

  • Matei Varga and Laura Metcalf – piano & cello recital

Matei Varga and Laura Metcalf – piano & cello recital

Laura Metcalf
praised for her "gorgeous cello legatos" (Washington Post) and her “sensitive, melodic touch” (BlogCritics Magazine) is known for her compelling solo and chamber music performances worldwide and in her home of New York City. She is the cellist of the acclaimed string quintet Sybarite5, who won the 2011 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, and has performed sold-out concerts at the Library of Congress, Lincoln Center and many other venues worldwide. Sybarite5 made its Carnegie Hall debut at Zankel Hall in 2012, and their album Disturb the Silence recently reached the Top Ten on the Billboard Charts. In 2011 Laura was appointed to the cello-percussion quartet Break of Reality, also with whom she has toured extensively.

Matei Varga
artistry has garnered superlative reviews from critics around the world, who have found his performances “magical” (Süddeutsche Zeitung), as well as “colorful, vivacious [and] engaging” (Le Diapason). A top prizewinner at the Maria Canals and George Enescu piano competitions, Mr. Varga has appeared as a soloist and recitalist in many of the world’s leading concert halls, among them Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall, Konzerthaus (Berlin), the Auditorium du Louvre and Salle Gaveau (Paris). He is a graduate of Mannes College of Music, where he studied with Pavlina Dokovska.

Music Pieces:

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata in G Minor, Op. 5 No. 2
Adagio sostenuto ed espressivo
Allegro molto piu tosto presto

Bohuslav Martinu
Variations on a Slovak Theme

Jose Bragato
Graciela y Buenos Aires

Marin Marais
Variations on “La Folia”

Caleb Burhans
Phantasie

Alberto Ginastera
Pampeana No. 2

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Event Starts At
7:00 pm
  • Thursday April 2, 2020
  • St. George's Anglican Church
    (George Town, 67 Courts Road)
  • USD 30 (Adults), USD 10 (Students)
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