Chloë Hanslip, Artist in Association at the Northern Chamber Orchestra, leads a fantastic concert at The Stoller Hall. Spanning Mozart, Shostakovich and Handel, there will be ample opportunity for the violinist’s celebrated virtuosity to shine.
At a young age, Chloë Hanslip has already established herself as an artist of distinction on an international stage. The British violinist announced her prodigious talent early, making her BBC Proms debut at just 14 years old. Having since performed with the finest orchestras all over the world, the violinist – still only in her early 30’s – is enjoying a wonderful career, with recent highlights including a concerto performance with the Helsinki Philharmonic and a six date tour with the Russian State Symphony Orchestra. Closer to home, her considerable talent is frequently lent to the Northern Chamber Orchestra, where Hanslip is an Artist in Association.
A thrilling programme matched by a thrilling soloist
Presented with the NCO at The Stoller Hall, Hanslip will open with Mozart’s Divertimento in F major. Pervaded by an Italian charm (likely inspired by the composer’s time in Milan), this sophisticated work begins with a sparkling Allegro and ends with a wit-filled Presto. The greatest treasure, though, it the gorgeous Andante in the middle, which will no doubt shine in the hands of Hanslip.
Next in the programme is Shostakovich’s Sonata for Violin, Op. 134, which was composed for David Oistrakh on his 60th birthday. Arranged for violin, strings and percussion by violinist Mikhail Zinman, the work takes its listener on a powerful emotional journey, ending with a monumental passacaglia. We’ll then be treated to Handel’s beautiful Violin Sonata in D, arranged by NCO’s principal double bass player and resident composer, James Manson.
All before a grand finale in the form of Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major. Contrasting two worlds – the swaggering and the yielding – this is a hugely characterful, excitingly challenging work. Its slow movements are songful and warm-hearted, and its final rondo is delightfully eccentric, forever keeping the listener on their toes. Hanslip will have abundant opportunity to display her virtuosity here!
A thrilling programme matched by a thrilling soloist; don’t miss Chloë Hanslip with the Northern Chamber Orchestra at The Stoller Hall.