Experience an innovative presentation of Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto, as well as fresh takes on other Beethoven classics.
Seven Variations on "God Save the King", WoO 78*
Trio in D major, Op. 70 No. 1 "Ghost"
I. Allegro vivace e con brio
II. Largo assai ed espressivo
Piano Concerto in C minor, op. 37 *
I. Allegro con brio
III. Rondo. Allegro
* denotes original arrangements.
The Boldness of Beethoven delivers a variety of concert experiences into a single dynamic and thrilling chamber music program.
"Hong was at home at the keyboard, performing the Beethoven Concerto No. 3 with lots of clarity, confidence, and wisdom..."
-New York Concert Review
This original arrangement of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 revolutionizes the genre of concerto transcriptions. With a fresh approach to arranging and a strong focus on the soloistic nature of the string parts, this version of the concerto demands the highest of wisdom and virtuosity from all the players involved.
Pianist Sahun Hong has received critical acclaim for his performances of this Third Concerto, and was most recently awarded Second Prize in the 2017 International Vienna Beethoven Competition, performing this concerto.
Beethoven's "God Save the King" Variations is a minor, seldom-performed work for solo piano that was originally published without opus number (WoO).
Though it is a piece usually studied by younger students (as did pianist Sahun at the age of eight), a string trio arrangement made especially for this concert program turns the lighthearted work into a virtuosic and thrilling chamber music piece for string trio.
This video features the final section of the piece.
Beethoven's "Ghost Trio" Op. 70 No. 1, named after its haunting second movement, is one of the composer's most famous chamber music works.
Trio St. Bernard worked closely with legendary chamber musicians such as Robert McDonald, Michael Tree of the Guarneri Quartet, and Nicholas Kitchen of the Borromeo Quartet to create an uncompromisingly visceral, yet sensitive interpretation.