May 7, 2014 | Concert

  • Austrian Cultural Forum 3524 Internatoinal Ct NW Washington, DC 20008 USA

Aima Labra-Makk and Florian Kitt play classic

In relation towards the centenary of the beginning of the First World War in 1914, the duo Aima Labra-Makk (Piano) and Florian Kitt (Violoncello) will play a selection of music that were written just before and after this war, in combination or relation to two works written recently, hundred years later.

The Program for this evening will be:

 Sonata Op. 4 (1910) │ Zoltan Kodaly
“Roma Diary 2” (2011) │ Nigel Osborne
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”Bersten/Platzen” (2012) │ Clemens Gadenstätter
Suite Italienne (Pulcinella, 1919/20) │ Igor Stravinsky

These works relate also stylistically. On the one hand Kodaly and Osborne are based on folkloristic background, whilst Gadenstätter and Stravinsky are more on the intellectual, culturally refined side in these pieces.

About the artists 

In 2010 Aima Labra-Makk and Florian Kitt started their cooperation to perform from there on as a duo in classical music. 

Aima Labra-Makk (Piano) was born on the Philippines and is now living in Austria. As a chamber-musician in Europe she leads a solid career as a solo concert pianist and educator. Her performances have earned her world-wide acclaim as well as European critics describe her playing as “peerless marked by high musical intelligence, colorful expression with physical robustness (to sound) with elegant ease of touch but never for the sake of display.” 

Born in Austria Florian Kitt (Violoncello) studied in Austria at the Vienna Academy of Music and in Cologne. As a soloist he played with major orchestras and conductors all over the world like in the cello concert of György Ligeti in London, the Luciano Berios concert Ritorno degli Snovidenia in Rome and the cello concert of Nigel Osborn dedicated to him. Florian Kitt also educates in various master classes and since 1970 he is leading an education class for music at the University of Graz, Austria. His wide repertoire covers the most work of cello repertoires from all epochs of style.

When: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 | 7:30 pm
Where: Austrian Cultural Forum | 3524 International Court NW | Washington, DC, 20008
Tickets: FREE | Please register at http://labrakitt.eventbrite.com