After her critically acclaimed début CD of piano music from Bach to Kapustin, Yasmin Rowe joins Australian cellist Yelian He (collectively known as Y2) in a programme of music by Mendelssohn, Liszt, Henryson, Kapustin and Piazzolla.
Y2 has also achieved outstanding success on the world’s competition stages, notably 1st Prize in the 2009 Royal Over-Seas League String Competition in London and the Grand Prize and Audience Prize in the 2014 Australian Cello Awards Competition (now amalgamated as the Young Performers Awards) in Sydney.
This release includes the world premiere recording of Svante Henrysson's On A Day Like This for solo cello.
Felix Mendelssohn: Sonata for piano and cello No.2 in D major, Op.58
I. Allegro assai vivace
II. Allegretto scherzando
IV. Molto allegro e vivace
Franz Liszt:Widmung, S566 after Schumann (Liebeslied)
Black Run, for solo cello
On a Day Like This, for solo cello
Nearly Waltz, Op.98
Astor Piazzolla:Le Grand Tango
Recorded in Holy Trinity Church, Hereford, UK on 2nd & 3rd February 2017
Photography: Steve Wyld
Yasmin Rowe's wardrobe: Privelege Australia Fashion Company
Steinway Concert Grand Piano
Piano Tuning & Maintenance: Philip Kennedy
Design: Richard Middleton & Willowhayne Records
Recording Engineers: Mark Hartt-Palmer & John Balsdon
Recording Production: John Balsdon & Mark Hartt-Palmer
Total Time: 63:45
Release Date: November 2017
Y2 has been the winning formula for Yelian He and Yasmin Rowe since 2008. The name represents not only dedication towards performing the greatest repertoire, (both old and new) but also embodies a discipline to explore the depth of communication between two artists on stage.
Y2 has also achieved outstanding success on the world's competition stages, notably 1st Prize in the 2009 Royal Over-Seas League String Competition in London and the Grand Prize and Audience Prize in the 2014 Australian Cello Awards Competition (now amalgamated as the Young Performers Awards) in Sydney.
They recently toured China with performances and live broadcasts in Shanghai Concert Hall, Shanghai Grand Theatre and Wuxi Grand Theatre. Other venues include the Wigmore and Bridgewater Halls as well as venues across Europe, Asia and Australia in major cultural events such as the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Brighton Festival, Adelaide International Cello Festival and Woodend Winter Arts Festival. In November 2016, they performed in Melbourne with renowned violinist Wilma Smith (ex-concertmaster of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra) which has led to the formation of their trio Rock, Paper, Scissors in 2017.
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