Hugh Wolff & Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello)
John Adams, Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Sergey Prokofiev, Sinfonia Concertante
Gregory D’Hoop When Beethoven Met the Gusle Player
Leoš Janáček, Sinfonietta
The French cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras has to draw on all his technical prowess in Prokofiev's Sinfonia concertante, one of the most difficult concertos for this instrument. This is followed by an ecstatic, brass band-like work by Janáček and the two moods (exuberant and introvert) of John Adams
Jean-Guihen Queyras enjoys an enviable reputation as a musician of exceptional versatility and integrity.
Born in Paris to American parents, Wolff spent his early years in London and Washington DC.