Sæunn Þorsteinsdóttir and Angela Draghicescu
Cello and piano: East meets West
Cellist Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir and pianist Angela Draghicescu come together in HarpaÂ´s Classical Sundays series for a unique evening of colorful and evocative music for cello and piano. Both have appeared in solo and chamber performances throughout Europe, U.S.A. and Asia. Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, has appeared as soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Toronto and Iceland Symphonies, among others, and her recital and chamber music performances have taken her across the US, Europe and Asia.? Following the release of her debut recording of Brittens Suites for Solo Cello on Centaur Records, she has performed in some of the worlds greatest halls including Carnegie Hall, Suntory Hall and Disney Hall.?An avid chamber musician, she has collaborated in performance with Itzhak Perlman, Mitsuko Uchida, Richard Goode and members of the Emerson, Guarneri and Cavani Quartets and has participated in numerous chamber music festivals, including Prussia Cove and Marlboro, with whom she has toured. She is cellist of the Manhattan Piano Trio and a founding member of Decoda; a group that seeks to revitalize the world of chamber music through refreshing concert experiences, creative education, and community engagement.
Currently Collaborative Pianist at University of Puget Sound, Ms. Draghicescu has appeared in recitals with some of America's most important musicians including Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic Frank Huang, violinists Brian Lewis, Naumburg Competition winner cellist David Requiro,?Metropolitan Orchestra trumpetist David Bond, former Canadian Brass french hornist Jeff Nelsen. ?Angela Draghicescu is also one of the official pianists of the George Enescu International Competition.
The recital will present Barbers sonata for cello and piano, Bartok Romanian Dances? and exquisite contemporary works such as William Bolcoms Cappriccio for cello and piano and distinguished Romanian composer Dan Dediu's Paessagio con Cacciatori.