Yehudi Menuhin approved cellist to play Galway

“AN IMPRESSIVE artist with remarkable, unfailing musicality always moving with the most natural, electrifying, and satisfying interpretations.”

So wrote the late, great, concert pianist and music critic Charles Rosen about Belgian cellist David Cohen. Yehudi Menuhin was another admirer, calling him, “a remarkable young man, a remarkable performer, and an outstanding cellist.”

Cohen is coming to Galway to play a Music for Galway concert. He will perform on his 18th century Ex-Pergamenschikow cello, accompanied by Ukrainian pianist Sasha Grynyuk, in the Aula Maxima, NUI Galway, at 8pm on Wednesday October 30.

Cohen will perform Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata, D 821; Britten’s celebrated Sonata in C Op 65; and Schnittke’s Suite in the Old Style.

The concert will also hear the Irish première of Ian Wilson’s ‘The Little Spanish Prison’, a piece commissioned by David Cohen. Ian Wilson will be present to introduce the work.

Tickets are €20/16/6 from Music for Galway (091 - 705962, [email protected] ); Opus II, High Street; or www.tht.ie

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