ST. JOHN’S SMITH SQUARE
RODICA OANCEA-GONZALEZ, violin & SERGIO DE LOS COBOS, piano
Wednesday 29th May 2019 at 7.30pm
St John’s Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA
Bartok: Romanian Folk Dances (Arr. Z. Székelyi)
Enescu: Sonata No.2, Op.6 in F minor
Beethoven: Sonata No.9 Op.47, in A Major, “Kreutzer”
Rodica Oancea-Gonzalez and Sergio de los Cobos present a unique and exciting programme featuring music from Eastern Europe, more particularly Romania.
Bartok’s interest in folk music went beyond the borders of Hungary. He himself was born in a region which is now Romanian. Recognized today as a leading artistic figure of his country, Enescu is still seldom performed in the west to this day. Most Romanians grew up with Porumbescu’s Balada, a moving music poem that reaches every heart through its sincerity.
Both successful in their own musical careers, Romanian-born violinist Rodica Oancea-Gonzalez and pianist Sergio de los Cobos have enjoyed collaborative projects together on a regular basis since 1995 when finishing their university studies. Rodica particularly enjoys performing the music from her native country. Rodica and Sergio have performed in several European countries as well as the United States.