Anne-Sophie Mutter & Mutter’s Virtuosi

Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto in F major for three violins, strings and continuo RV 551

Johann Sebastian Bach
Violin Concerto in A minor BWV 1041

André Previn
Nonet (Italian premiere)

Johann Sebastian Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major BWV 1048

Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges
Violin Concerto in A major No. 2 Op. 5

Talent spotting is key: German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter was only thirteen when Herbert von Karajan invited her to play with the Berlin Philharmonic. She in turn founded the Mutter Virtuosi, an ensemble of brilliant musicians from the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation. Their programme starts with the only concerto that Vivaldi composed for three solo violins, and continues with Bach and Joseph Bologne, who in the late XVIII century, at the court of Louis XVI, was one of the first composers of African descent to receive European recognition. The ensemble will also perform the Italian premiere of Nonet by André Previn, a celebrated conductor who also made a name for himself as a composer, winning four Oscars for ‘Best Score’.