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This concert is dedicated to the memory of Hanni Begg (1929-2017) who was torn from home as a child during the war – the only survivor out of her entire family. Hanni was a keen supporter of the Festival before passing away in October 2017.
Popular works by Mozart and Korngold feature alongside the first piano quartet of Robert Kahn, who escaped from Berlin to England at the start of the war. This programme will also premiere a special commission from the American composer Vanessa Lann, a tradition which acknowledges those composers whose voices were cut short and epitomises the final message of the Festival as one of hope.
Jack Liebeck, Alexandra Raikhlina violins
Philip Dukes viola
Gemma Rosefield cello
Katya Apekisheva, Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro piano
Mozart Piano Quartet No.1 K478
Kahn Piano Quartet No.1
Korngold Piano Quintet Op.15
Vanessa Lann One/Life (world premiere)