Wildschut, Noa


22 Sep 2017

Barcode: 0190295828431

Other participants: Yoram Ish-Hurwitz, Gordan Nikolić, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra

The young Dutch violinist Noa Wildschut has been described as “a miracle of musicality”, while Anne-Sophie Mutter has singled her out as “undoubtedly one of the musical hopes of her generation”. For her debut as a Warner Classics recording artist, Noa has chosen a programme of Mozart that combines concertante and chamber works. As she says: “I’m showing two sides of Mozart – and also two sides of myself.”

“Mozart’s music has such a feeling of purity,” Noa says. “and the Fifth Violin Concerto is so gorgeous. Of all his violin concertos, this is the one that contains the most humour. It’s almost like a kind of opera, with all those different characters, really, a story is being told.” Noa herself composed the cadenzas she plays in the concerto, with some help from Dutch composer Max Knigge. “Max came up with the concept, and I invented some things around it … it really became something by us together. It has been written in a way that does justice to Mozart, including lots of little jokes.”

The album release coincides with the release date of the documentary ‘Zusjes’ (Sisters), about Noa and her family, which will run in cinemas in Holland in autumn 2017. Worldwide release of the documentary is planned for early 2018.