Balanas Sisters

13/02/2021 19:00

Palmse manor

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CASTILLO INTERIOR (‘The Inner Castle’)
BALANAS SISTERS: Kristīne Balanas (violin) & Margarita Balanas (cello)
Programme: Glière, Ravel, Vasks, Händel-Halvorsen

Balanas Sisters, as a new jewel of the concert series Glass Bead Game in Palmse, started last autumn, will perform in the Palmse Manor on the second Saturday of February, delighting the audience with beautiful chamber music. Latvian sisters Kristīne and Margarita Balanas have quickly earned international acclaim, both as soloists and as a duo, and have received attention and praise from music critics for their revolutionary ideas and new approach to classical music. Balanas Sisters has enchanted audiences in such world-famous concert halls as Carnegie Hall, Laeiszhalle, Walt Disney Hall and Berliner Philharmonie, the list of sisters’ partners is impressive as well: Anne-Sophie Mutter, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Trevor Pinnock, Murray Perahia and many others.

See also: Kristīne Balanas at Glasperlenspiel 2020.

The duo’s romantic Palmse concert programme includes hints of both Baroque music and impressionism. In addition to that, a thoughtful and suggestive Pēteris Vasks’ work „Castillo interior“, dedicated to St Teresa of  Ávila, will be performed.

During the concert, the live-painting by Anna Litvinova will be completed, and an art auction will take place after the concert.

Download the poster. Enjoy video: Händel-Halvorsen Passacaglia in G minor, Balanas Sisters

Due to travel restrictions caused by a coronavirus pandemic, the organizers reserve the right to make changes to the concert series programmes.