Jens-Peter Maintz, cello
Epifanio Comis, piano
Keiko Tamura, piano
M. Clementi: Sonata in G minor, op. 7/3
Allegro con spirito
Cantabile e lento
F. Chopin: Piano Sonata no. 3 in B minor, op. 58
Scherzo. Molto vivace
Finale. Presto, non tanto – Agitato
J. S. Bach: Suite for solo cello No. 4 in E flat Major
L. van Beethoven: Sonata for cello and piano No. 5 in D major, op. 102/2
Allegro con brio
Adagio con molto sentimento d’affetto
Allegro – Allegro fugato
Sicilian pianist Epifanio Comis graduated with the highest distinction (full marks, lode and special mention) from the Vincenzo Bellini Conservatory in Catania. He has taken part in more than 30 piano competitions, achieving excellent results at all of them. He has given concerts in various European countries, the USA, Thailand and China. He teaches piano at the Vincenzo Bellini Conservatory and the Accademia Pianistica Siciliana, both in Catania.
Jens-Peter Maintz is a versatile soloist, a sought-after chamber musician and a dedicated cello teacher. He has been a professor at the University of the Arts in Berlin since 2004 and principal cello of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra since 2006. As a soloist and chamber musician, he has given concerts in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, the Netherlands, Poland, South America and the USA. He has performed with the symphony orchestras of Berlin, Leipzig, Stuttgart, The Hague and Tokyo. He worked with the late Claudio Abbado on several occasions and has also worked with conductors Vladimir Ashkenazy, Herbert Blomstedt, Dennis Russell Davies, Marek Janowski and Bobby McFerrin. He is a member of the Trio Fontenay and has collaborated with soloists Janine Jansen, Julian Rachlin and others. He will be accompanied by the Japanese pianist Keiko Tamura, a graduate of the Lübeck University of Music and a winner of the prize for best piano accompanist at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.
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