Wigmore Hall, Friday 23 July 2010, 7.30 pm. Address: Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 2BP. Book now: http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk/whats-on/productions/alda-dizdari-violin-26019

The Albanian born concert violinist Alda Dizdari makes her Debut at the Wigmore Hall together with the pianist Tom Blach in this exceptionally engaging programme reflecting a very personal journey. The works create a complete vision of the Eastern European spirituality, highly emotional, extremely energetic and versatile, a unique musical language that takes its inspiration from the folkloric roots and the great Western music tradition. Alda has chosen an all Eastern European programme for her Debut Recital at the Wigmore Hall bringing to the audiences her personal deep understanding of that part of the world. Highly emotional and poetic, extremely engaging and energetic, this programme highlights her extraordinary technical abilities and great sensitivity.

The instruments speak and communicate, create images, imitate spoken language (parlando rubato) and folk instruments, but the music takes its structures from the great Western European tradition. All three sonatas from Janacek to Enescu and Bartok display this infusion of traditions. A good counterpoint to the explosion of Enescu and Bartok is Arvo Part’s Spiegel im Spiegel, with its minimalist structure and ethereal feeling. To end this evening of Eastern European treasures Alda goes back to the master of Western tradition, Brahms, and completes this journey with his interpretation of the Eastern European soul, The Hungarian Dances, a selection of dances arranged for Violin and Piano by Joseph Joachim, Brahms’ inspirational friend.

Alda Dizdari says:

“What first attract me to this program was not only the fantastic music, the depth and pathos, the extraordinary melodies and the closeness I felt to that part of the world. There was another element that has fascinated me ever since I moved to study in Romania many years ago. The human soul in that part of the world is deeply connected to the nature and the turbulent historical background. The violin in Enescu, Bartok and Janacek, is a human voice that sometimes is telling a story but other times is murmuring feelings of the heart or depicting nature. ”

Alda Dizdari, violin

An exceptional talent coming out of the post communist Albania, Alda Dizdari has made a name in the international scene as a powerful and emotional performer. From Albania to Romania, USA and UK, her career path has been unique and a continuous rise to stardom. Alda was the soloist that played with the National Albanian Orchestra when they made their debut in the UK in the presence of the Albanian Deputy Prime Minister. She performed Sibelius Violin Concerto to a sold out house in Canterbury Cathedral. She has been the Guest Leader of one of the famous British chamber ensembles, Allegri String Quartet and has collaborated with major ensembles and conductors such as Pierre Boulez and Colin Davis.

For further information please visit www.aldadizdari.com

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