The Spanish violinist Lina Tur Bonet (from the Balearic Islands), the Italian cellist Marco Testoni, the French flautist Alexis Kossenko, and the American harpsichord player Kenneth Weis will be tackling The Musical Offering by Johann Sebastian Bach, one of the German composer's most difficult pieces.
These four great soloists will be performing this piece, improvised by Bach in 1747 in Potsdam, commissioned by Frederick the Great. It is a collection of canons, fugues, and other musical pieces. Years later, it became a milestone of Baroque music thanks to its counterpoint.
Lina Tur is one of the best Spanish solo musicians around today, and she is also the founder and director of the musical theatre Musica Alchemica. Weiss has focused on recitals, teaching, and conducting, performing Bach's Goldberg Variations and conducting Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro among other projects.
Alexis Kossenko is a flautist, conductor, and musicologist who has developed an intense career as a soloist of modern and baroque instruments. He works with prestigious modern and romantic ensembles such as the Philharmonie der Nationen, the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris and Anima Eterna.
Finally, Testori has been lead cellist with the Il Giardino Armonico ensemble and the Atalanta Fugiens ensemble. Furthermore, since 2013 he has taught baroque cello at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg.
Venue: National Music Auditorium - Chamber Hall
Violin – Lina Tur Bonet
Cello – Marco Testori
Flute – Alexis Kossenko
Harpsichord – Kenneth Weis
Johann Sebastian Bach – The Musical Offering, BWV 1079