Kelemen Quartet - Bartók

2 June 2022 – 11.30 pm
Rotonda di San Lorenzo

Ian Bostridge, Alexander Lonquich, Kelemen Quartet - La Bonne Chanson

June 3, 2022 – 8.30 pm
Palazzo Ducale, Galleria degli Specchi

Jonian Ilias Kadesha, Vashti Hunter - Bach, Xenakis, Ravel

June 4, 2022 – 12.00
Rotonda di San Lorenzo

vashti hunter

photo Andrej Grilc

Vashti Hunter is the first British cellist to be awarded an award at the Prague Spring International Cello Competition. Vashti has performed in prestigious halls throughout Europe, including the palace of Schonbrunn, the Rudolfinum in Prague, the Salle Molière and the Pierre Boulez Saal. Next season she will perform in the United States and England (at Wigmore Hall and Royal Festival Hall). She has played as a soloist with orchestras such as the Göttingen Symphony Orchestra, the Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim, the Pilsen Philharmonic and CHAARTS.

Both as a soloist and as a chamber musician, Vashti Hunter has been invited to major festivals such as PODIUM, Lockenhaus, Ernen, Davos, Heidelberger Frühling, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. She has collaborated with eminent artists including S. Isserlis, M. Argerich, I. Gitlis, P. Kuusisto, I. Gringolts, E. Hörbarth, N. Altstaedt and V. Frang. In 2010 Vashti co-founded the Gaspard Trio together with violinist JI Kadesha and pianist N. Rimmer. The trio has won first prizes in the international competitions “Haydn” and “Joachim” and performs regularly in some of the most important halls in the world.

In 2015 she passed a “Konzertexamen” with L. Gorokhov in Hanover. She studied chamber music with H. Beyerle, attended the European Chamber Music Academy and studied with S. Isserlis at IMS Prussia Cove.