May 07, 2014

Cello wunderkind Edgar Moreau makes Berlin debut

Barely 20 years old, the French virtuoso plays this week at the famed Kammermusiksaal.

Just weeks after the release of his debut album Play, an eclectic selection of encores from glittering gems to lyrical miniatures, French cellist Edgar Moreau gives his first Berlin concert in the superb acoustic of the Philharmonie’s Kammermusiksaal.

In an intimate recital with his regular duo partner Pierre-Yves Hodique, who also plays on the album, the 20-year-old who won the prestigious Rostropovich Competition as a teenager tackles four monumental masterpieces for his instrument:

Claude Debussy Sonata for cello and piano
Johannes Brahms
Sonata for cello and piano in E minor
Ludwig van Beethoven
Seven variations on Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen from Mozart's opera The Magic Flute for cello and piano in E flat major
Dmitri Shostakovich
Sonata for cello and piano in D minor

With any luck, he may just finish up with one of those breathtaking encores from Play.