For the thrid concert of the Printempo series, Jonathan Mutel will perform three of the most famous 19th century works for violin. Each work contrasts light and darkness, charm and tragedy, showing the full range of the violin’s virtuoso expression. Each work and composer have specific ties to France.
Fritz Kreisler obtained French and American citizenship during his lifetime. He enjoyed great success in Paris with his charming virtuoso pieces in recitals with composer and pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff.
French composer César Franck’s Sonata is the best known and most performed duet of the 19th century, having been transcribed for flute, cello, viola and other instruments due to its popularity. Filled with beautiful melodies and tragic drama, it is a romantic masterpiece in which the violin and piano present an incredible complicity.
Finally, the Spanish composer Pablo de Sarasate shows the great virtuoso abilities of the violin by using melodies from the most popular opera in France, Carmen.
Detailed program of the Printempo 2023 End of Year Concert Series available here.
Date Tuesday, May 23 | Time 7:30 PM | Facebook Event
Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)
Trois Danses Viennoise
Cesar Franck (1822-1890)
Sonata in A major
Allegretto ben moderato
Allegretto poco mosso
Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
First rhapsody for violin and piano
Ian Tomaz, piano; Jonathan Mutel, violin
The Resident Musicians
Jonathan Mutel is a recognized classical violinist, open to various musical horizons. His passion for chamber music and symphonic repertoires has led him to perform in France (Philarmonie de Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Salle Gaveau) but also in Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and China. At the Amsterdam Conservatory of Music, he perfected his playing and expanded his repertoire thanks to his teacher Peter Brunt. It is in this context that he explored new musical horizons, such as the baroque repertoire on period instruments, the modern repertoire or musical improvisation. Jonathan Mutel studies jazz violin at the conservatory and teaches violin at the music school of Fontenay-le-Fleury.
Ian Tomaz is an American pianist currently based in Paris, France. He is a student since 2021 at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot, where he studies with Pascal Roge. He is spending the 2022-2023 year as a Harriet Hale Woolley Fellow at the United States Foundation, giving concerts as an artist-in-residence at FEU and in the Paris region while working on the great solo, chamber, and chanson savante compositions of Francis Poulenc. Since moving to Paris, he has given concerts at the Salle Cortot, the J.J. Henner Museum and the Czech Cultural Center and has also been chosen as a full scholarship holder for the French Academy of Music, playing for such renowned French pianists as Michel Beroff, Jacques Rouvier, Anne Queffelec, Marie Catherine Girod and Françoise Thinat. He began his studies at ENMP with the generous support of the Marandon Fellowship from the Society of French and Francophone Teachers of America in New York.