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Wigmore Hall: Leonard Elschenbroich

Leonard Elschenbroich (cello) and Alexei Grynyuk (piano) at Wigmore Hall, London. Debussy: Cello Sonata in D minor. Mark Simpson: Night Music. Prokofiev: Cello Sonata in C, Op 119.

Live from Wigmore Hall in London, cellist and Radio 3 New Generation Artist cellist Leonard Elschenbroich is joined by pianist Alexei Grynyuk in the cello sonatas by Debussy and Prokofiev, plus Night Music, a newly commissioned work by another current New Generation Artist, Mark Simpson

Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)
Alexei Grynyuk (piano)

Debussy: Cello Sonata in D minor
Mark Simpson: Night Music (world premiere)
Prokofiev: Cello Sonata in C major, Op 119

Born in 1985 in Frankfurt, Leonard Elschenbroich received a scholarship, aged ten, to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School in London. Named as a BBC New Generation Artist in October 2012, he is now attracting interest as one the most charismatic cellists of his generation. His list of impressive achievements also includes the Leonard Bernstein award which he received at the opening concert of the 2009 Schleswig- Holstein Festival, following a performance of the Brahms Double with Anne-Sophie Mutter and conductor, Christoph Eschenbach. He has also appeared already at many of the world's most prestigious concer venues.

Born in 1988 in Liverpool, composer and clarinettist Mark Simpson became the first ever winner of both the BBC Young Musician of the Year and BBC Proms/Guardian Young composer of the Year Competitions in 2006 at the age of 17. The BBC commissioned him to write the opening work for the 2012 Last Night of the Proms and in 2013 the BBC Symphony Orchestra perform his composition 'A mirror-fragment...' at the Barbican. He gives recitals at Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall and the Purcell Room and has premiered works by Simon Holt and Jonathan Harvey. He is currently a fellow on the Jerwood Opera Writing scheme.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Claude Debussy

    Sonata for cello and piano

    Performer: Leonard Elschenbroich. Performer: Alexei Grynyuk.
  • Claude Debussy

    Sonata for cello and piano

    Performer: Leonard Elschenbroich. Performer: Alexei Grynyuk.
  • Mark Simpson

    Night Music (World Premiere)

    Performer: Leonard Elschenbroich. Performer: Alexei Grynyuk.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Sonata in C major, Op 119

    Performer: Leonard Elschenbroich. Performer: Alexei Grynyuk.
  • Mark Simpson

    Night Music (World Premiere)

    Performer: Leonard Elschenbroich. Performer: Alexei Grynyuk.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Sonata in C major, Op 119

    Performer: Leonard Elschenbroich. Performer: Alexei Grynyuk.

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