The Ladies’ Morning Musical Club presents

Cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras

Cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras was born in Montreal, moved with his parents to Algeria when he was five, then three years later to France, where he still lives. Queyras enjoys an enviable reputation as a musician of exceptional versatility and integrity. He is a regular soloist with many of the world’s great orchestras, as well as with early music ensembles such as Freiburger Barockorchester and Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin. Queyras’ extensive repertoire includes much contemporary music, and he has given the world premières of concertos by Ivan Fedele, Gilbert Amy, Michael Jarrell and Bruno Mantovani. His special interest in music for solo cello led him to devise and perform several series of concerts featuring the six Bach suites for solo cello alongside contemporary works. He commissioned six composers to write an “echo” to each of the Bach suites in a project called “Six Suites, Six Echoes.” In November 2002, Queyras received the City of Toronto Glenn Gould International Protégé Prize in Music. He now teaches at the conservatory in Freiburg, Germany. Since 2005 he has played an instrument made by Gioffredo Cappa in 1696, on loan from Mécénat Musical Société Générale. First LMMC appearance.

with Frédéric Lagarde, piano


Adagio and Allegro in A flat major, Opus 70

Vier Stücke, Opus 5
Four Pieces (trans. J.-G. Queyras)
Sehr langsam
Sehr rasch

Sonata No. 3 in A major, Opus 69
Allegro ma non tanto
Scherzo: Allegro molto
Adagio cantabile – Allegro vivace

Drei kleine Stücke, Opus 11
Three Small Pieces
Mäßige Achtel
Sehr bewegt
Äusserst ruhig

Sonata in G minor, Opus 19
Lento – Allegro moderato
Allegro scherzando
Allegro mosso

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