Portsmouth Menuhin Room concert series: Bogdan Vacarescu (violin) & Valentina Seferinova (piano)

Part of the Menuhin Room music series.

Joachim Raff (1822 – 1882) – Trois Pièces caractéristiques op. 2 (first written 1842; revised and published 1877) 1.Elégie 2. Romanze 3. Walzer
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741) – Violin Sonata No 2 in A major, Op 2
Tomaso Vitali (1663 – 1745) – Ciaccona in G minor (arr. Charlier-David-Auer)
Pablo de Sarasate (1844 – 1908) – Carmen Concert Fantasy

International virtuosos Bogdan Vacarescu and Valentina Seferinova present a stunning programme for violin and piano featuring treasures by Ralf, Vivaldi, Vitali and Sarasate. “A performance of virtuosity, energy, spontaneity and poetry in equal measure.” (The Classical Reviewer).

Bogdan Vacarescu is a Romanian virtuoso violinist living in the UK since 2000. He has toured internationally as soloist, chamber musician and in world music groups since his teens, including Sydney Opera House, the Athenaeum in Bucharest, Romanian National Radio Hall, The United Nations Concert Hall in New York, New Morning in Paris, Kings Place and the Purcell Room in London. He is currently also an associate lecturer at the University of Chichester where he teaches violin.

Bulgarian-born award-winning pianist Valentina Seferinova was Assistant Professor at the National Academy of Music, Sofia, until moving to UK. She has appeared as a soloist with orchestras across UK, Europe and Asia. Her extensive solo recordings are released with Naxos, Toccata, Acte Préalable, Cahoots, Cameo Classics and Lyrita and are broadcasted across the globe. Currently she also combines lectureships at Southampton University and Churcher’s College.

To hear Bogdan and Valentina’s other projects on YouTube:

Tickets are £12.50. They may also be paid for on the door (cash/card) by reservation – if you are not pre-booking online, please contact Andrew McVittie saying how many seats you would like to reserve so that he can plan seating, etc.

This is a one-hour performance (no interval).

The Lily & Lime Cafe will be open throughout for light refreshments.

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