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Wigmore Hall Mondays: Esther Yoo and Zhang Zuo

Esther Yoo (violin) and Zhang Zuo (piano) live at Wigmore Hall. Bach: Partita No 2. Sibelius: Violin Sonatina in E. Glazunov: Grand Adagio (Raymonda). Mendelssohn: Violin Sonata.

Live from Wigmore Hall, London.

Violinist Esther Yoo and pianist Zhang Zuo perform music by Bach, Sibelius, Glazunov and Mendelssohn.

Bach: Partita No. 2 in D minor for solo violin, BWV 1004
Jean Sibelius: Violin Sonatina in E major, Op. 80
Glazunov: Grand Adagio from Raymonda, Op. 57
Mendelssohn: Violin Sonata in F major

Currently on the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist scheme, American-Korean violinist Esther Yoo, making her Wigmore Hall debut in this concert, first came to international attention in 2010 when, aged 16, she became the youngest prize winner of the 10th International Sibelius Violin Competition. Still only 21, she already has recordings of the Glazunov and Sibelius concertos under her belt, performing with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Vladimir Ashkenazy. Born in the U.S. and raised in Europe, Esther was a child prodigy, playing her first concerto at the age of 8.

The instrument she plays on now is the 1704 “Prince Obolensky” Stradivarius, lent to her by a private collector.

Esther Yoo is accompanied by Chinese pianist Zhang Zuo, who until last year was also a member of the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist scheme.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Chaconne from Solo Partita in D minor, BWV 1004

    Performer: Esther Yoo.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Sonatina in E major Op.80 for violin and piano

    Performer: Esther Yoo. Performer: Zhang Zuo. Performer: Zhang Zuo.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Grand adagio from Raymonda, Op.57

    Performer: Esther Yoo. Performer: Zhang Zuo.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Sonata in F major for violin and piano

    Performer: Esther Yoo. Performer: Zhang Zuo.

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