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The Strad has described one of their recitals at the Wigmore Hall as "remarkable" and highlighted their "true feeling of live intuitive performance". In August 2020 Trotovšek and Canyigueral recorded and performed all Beethoven Violin Sonatas in three consecutive evenings at the 68th Ljubljana Festival, which was followed by Prešeren Fund Award for Lana Trotovšek, the highest recognition in the Republic of Slovenia for achievements in the field of artistic creation . The recitals were published on 4 CDs under the Slovenian Radio and TV label ZKP in collaboration with Festival Ljubljana. The CDs received 5 stars in the Musical Opinion magazine (UK), an outstanding review in Revista Musical Catalana and Melomano de oro in the Melomano magazine. Lana Trotovsek and Maria Canyigueral began their collaboration in 2014 embarking on the CD recording project including works by Granados, Škerjanc, Finzi and Franck, for which they received a gold medal at the Global Music Awards in California in 2016. Since then they have performed across UK, Japan, France, Belgium, Spain and Slovenia. In May 2023 they premiered works by Catalan composer Jordi Cervello in Barcelona's L'Auditori, receiving a standing ovation and a raving review. The concert was broadcast by Spanish National Radio. Recently they recorded Prokofiev works for violin and piano to be released by SOMM Recordings on 2 CDs in 2024. ​


Lana Trotovšek was a student of Ruggiero Ricci. She made her solo debut with the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra under Valery Gergiev in 2012. Since then she performed concertos with orchestras such as the Moscow Soloists and Yuri Bashmet, the London Symphony Orchestra under Gianandrea Noseda, the Shanghai Philharmonic under Tan Dun, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Rafael Payare and Vasily Petrenko. She also performed concertos with several orchestras in the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center at the Shanghai International Spring Festival and in Nanjing, Qingdao and Chengdu. Lana has toured the USA, where she was described as "Radiant" by the Washington Post and "an emerging voice to watch" by the Philadelphia Inquirer. She has also appeared in Japan touring in Tokyo, Kyoto, Nagoya and Yokohama, where she performed in Minato Mirai Hall. In 2020 her performance of violin concerto by Deirdre Gribbin with the Ulster Orchestra, was broadcast on radio BBC 3. Following summer she performed the complete Beethoven violin sonatas in three consecutive concerts with her duo partner pianist Maria Canyigueral at the Ljubljana Festival for which she was awarded the Prešeren Fund Award. In February 2021 it was Lana's fourth appearance at the Wigmore Hall, this time an online broadcast on Classic FM with over 500 thousand views, where she performed all the Beethoven program with pianist Maria Canyigueral. Lana has recorded all Brahms piano trios with the Greenwich trio in 2022. The first volume published in March 2023 has received a 5 star review in the BBC Music Magazine.

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Maria Canyigueral has been described by La Vanguardia as 'a pianist of great personality'. One of the leading lights among the new generation of Spanish pianists, Maria Canyigueral has inspired collaborations with outstanding contemporary Spanish composers such as Antón García Abril, Benet Casablancas, Joan Magrané, Josep Maria Guix and others. Antón García Abril has written 'Reverberaciones' for Maria's 'Avantguarding Mompou' project. Having spent her formative years between Spain and the UK, she has since attracted a devoted following of her worldwide concert itineraries. In addition to her live performances, Maria has made an impact with her recordings. Her solo album Avantguarding Mompou for Audite (2020) has been recently released to great acclaim from magazines such as International Piano and Pizzicato. It features the complete Cançons i danses by Frederic Mompou and commissions from Nicolas Bacri, Antón García Abril, Joseph Phibbs, Konstantia Gourzi, Jiri Gemrot, Josep Maria Guix, Joan Magrané, Victor Estapé and Moritz Eggert. The project was world premiered at the Conway Hall in 2018 and received an award from the Arts Council in England and the support of Instituto Cervantes and Institut Ramon Llull. She also made recordings for Hedone Records (2017, 2021), one featuring works for flute and piano by Martinu, Böhm, Fauré and Poulenc alongside flutist Boris Bizjak and a recent live recording from a solo recital at Palau de la Música Catalana performing Bach, Haydn, Beethoven and Montsalvatge. Maria has been recently appointed artistic director at a new chamber music series in Barcelona in Sarrià theater, first edition took place from March to November 2021.

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Franck Violin Sonata - Lana Trotovsek and Maria Canyigueral

Franck Violin Sonata - Lana Trotovsek and Maria Canyigueral

Cesar Franck: Violin Sonata in A major Lana Trotovsek, violin Maria Canyigueral, piano Live performance from Casa de Cultura de Girona Recorded by Hedone Records The Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano by César Franck is one of his best-known compositions, and considered one of the finest sonatas for violin and piano ever written. It is an amalgam of his rich native harmonic language with the Classical traditions he valued highly, held together in a cyclic framework. The Violin Sonata in A was written in 1886, when Franck was 63, as a wedding present for the 31-year-old violinist Eugène Ysaÿe.[1] Twenty-eight years earlier, in 1858, Franck had promised a violin sonata for Cosima von Bülow. This never saw the light of day, but it has been speculated that whatever work Franck had done on that piece was put aside and eventually ended up in the sonata he wrote for Ysaÿe in 1886. Franck presented the work to Ysaÿe on the morning of his wedding on 26 September 1886. After a hurried rehearsal, Ysaÿe and the pianist Léontine Bordes-Pène, a wedding guest, played the Sonata to the other wedding guests. The Sonata was given its first public concert performance on 16 December of that year, at the Musée Moderne de Peinture (Museum of Modern Painting) at Brussels. Eugène Ysaÿe and Léontine Bordes-Pène were again the performers. The Sonata was the final item in a long program that started at 3 pm. When it came time for the Sonata, it was now dusk and the gallery was bathed in gloom, but the gallery authorities permitted no artificial light whatsoever. Initially, it seemed the Sonata would have to be abandoned, but Ysaÿe and Bordes-Pène decided to press on regardless. In the event, they had to play the last three movements in virtual darkness, from memory. Vincent d'Indy, who was present, recorded these details of the event. Ysaÿe kept the Violin Sonata in his repertoire for the next 40 years of his life. His championing of the Sonata contributed to the public recognition of Franck as a major composer. This recognition was quite belated, as Franck would be dead within 4 years, and did not have his first unqualified public success until the last year of his life (19 April 1890, at the Salle Pleyel, where his String Quartet in D was premiered). The Franck Sonata regularly appears on concert programs and on recordings and is in the core repertoire of all major violinists. Jascha Heifetz played the Sonata in A at his final recital in 1972.
Beethoven Violin Sonata No.9 Op.47 Kreutzer - Lana Trotovsek & Maria Canyigueral

Beethoven Violin Sonata No.9 Op.47 Kreutzer - Lana Trotovsek & Maria Canyigueral

L.van Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.9 Op.47, Kreutzer Lana Trotovsek, violin Maria Canyigueral, piano 00:00 Adagio sostenuto – Presto 12:10 Andante con variazioni 26:38 Presto Live recording from Wigmore Hall, 22.07.2019 The Violin Sonata No. 9, Op. 47, by Ludwig van Beethoven, is a sonata for piano and violin notable for its technical difficulty, unusual length, and emotional scope. It is commonly known as the Kreutzer Sonata after the violinist Rodolphe Kreutzer, to whom it was ultimately dedicated, but who thoroughly disliked the piece and refused to play it. ( ) The sonata was originally dedicated to the violinist George Bridgetower (1778–1860) as "Sonata mulattica composta per il mulatto Brischdauer [Bridgetower], gran pazzo e compositore mulattico" (Mulatto Sonata composed for the mulatto Brischdauer, great madman mulatto composer). Shortly after completion the work was premiered by Bridgetower and Beethoven on 24 May 1803 at the Augarten Theatre at a concert that started at the unusually early hour of 8:00 am. Bridgetower sight-read the sonata; he had never seen the work before, and there had been no time for any rehearsal. After the premiere performance Beethoven and Bridgetower fell out: while the two were drinking, Bridgetower apparently insulted the morals of a woman whom Beethoven cherished. Enraged, Beethoven removed the dedication of the piece, dedicating it instead to Rodolphe Kreutzer, who was considered the finest violinist of the day. ( ) Subscribe here:




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