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Gautier Capuçon, cello and Yuja Wang, piano

Monday, April 08, 2019 - 7:30 PM (Add to calendar)

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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  • Gautier Capuçon and Yuja Wang - Rachmaninov Sonata for cello & piano, op. 19

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Two of classical music’s biggest stars, at the peak of their powers, join forces for a must-see event at the intimate Perelman Theater. The union of this dazzling French cellist and one of the most breathtaking pianists of our time promises consummate technical skills, inexhaustible creative imagination, unmatched artistry, and charisma in abundance.

Chopin: Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 65
Chopin: Polonaise Brilliante in C Major, Op. 3
Franck: Cello Sonata in A Major

Pre-concert lecture w/ Peter Schoenbach at 6:30 pm

Gautier Capuçon, cello

Gautier Capuçon, born in 1981 in Chambéry, began cello studies at age four with Annie Cochet-Zakine, Philippe Muller, and then in Vienna with Heinrich Schiff. He received first prizes in several international competitions, including the First Grand Prix of the André Navarra International Competition in Toulouse. In 2001 he was "New Talent of the Year" at the Victoires.

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Yuja Wang, piano

Her singular blend of technical prowess, keen musical insight, and emotional depth have established Yuja Wang as one of the world’s finest performers. The power of her interpretations emerges from a distinct combination of her exceptional presence on stage and a natural affinity and inquisitive approach to the repertoire, which ranges from Mozart to Gershwin.

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Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Address: 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

  The Perelman Theater is part of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, located on the southwest corner of Broad and Spruce Streets in Center City Philadelphia. The smaller of the two concert halls in the Kimmel Center, the Perelman Theater is a 627-seat auditorium with seating on the plaza, plaza tier, first balcony, and second balcony levels.…more info