Over the next ten days, Peter Donohoe and the Sacconi Quartet will perform five concerts across Siberia and Russia as part of the UK-Russia Year of Music, which celebrates both countries’ rich musical cultures.
They will give a series of concerts in Krasnoyarsk, Kemerovo, Nobosibirsk and Barnaul from 14 to 18 February 2020, and a final concert in Moscow at the British Ambassador’s Residence on 20 February.
Their programme brings together British and Russian music, including Jonathan Dove’s ‘Out of Time’ String Quartet, Rachmaninov’s Romance for String Quartet, and Taneyev’s expansive Piano Quintet.
Peter Donohoe is regarded as a Russian specialist, having recorded critically acclaimed discs of Shostakovich, Scriabin, Prokofiev, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky within the last few years. Since winning joint second prize at the International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in 1982 he has performed concertos and recitals regularly in Russia, and is well known and loved by Russian audiences.
The Sacconi Quartet will give the World Premiere of Jonathan Dove’s ‘Out of Time’ String Quartet (which was written for the quartet) at the first concert in Krasnoyarsk. Peter and the Sacconi Quartet will perform together again at the Sacconi Chamber Music Festival in May.
More detailed information about their tour is available on the Year of Music website.