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East meets West in Halifax

Italian pianist Enrico Pace and South Korean cellist Sung-Won Yang perform at The Stage at St. Andrew's in Halifax on October 28.

Halifax’s Cecilia Concerts presents Grammy Award-nominated Italian pianist Enrico Pace and multiple prize-winning South Korean cellist Sung-Won Yang in a concert that transcends borders and eras.

This program promises an enthralling exploration of the masterful compositions of these iconic composers, spanning different eras and musical landscapes.

The evening of classical music brings together the two musicians to explore the musical history of four celebrated composers from different eras, offering a diverse journey through their compositions.

Among the works to be performed are Robert Schumann’s Five Pieces in Folk Style for cello and piano, Felix Mendelssohn’s classical-romantic fusion, Cello Sonata No. 2, Leos Janáček’s Pohadka (A Fairy Tale) and Richard Strauss’s Sonata for Cello and Piano.

“This program promises an enthralling exploration of the masterful compositions of these iconic composers, spanning different eras and musical landscapes,” say organizers.

Trained at the Rossini Conservatory in Pesaro and the Accademia Pianistica Incontri col Maestro in Imola, Italian pianist Enrico Pace’s career took off when he won the Utrecht International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in 1989. Having performed worldwide, Pace maintains ongoing musical partnerships with Yang and others and is known for his solo recording of Franz Liszt’s Années de pèlerinage.

A celebrated soloist and chamber musician, Yang has played venues around the globe. A graduate of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, he serves as a jury member for international competitions, holds the title of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, teaches cello at Yonsei University, and directs the Festival Beethoven à Beaune in France and the Music In PyeongChang Festival.

Enrico Pace and Sung-Won Yang perform at The Stage at St. Andrew’s (6036 Coburg Rd, Halifax) on October 28. Visit ceciliaconcerts.ca for tickets and information.

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