From a release:
Music Toronto Presents:
ANDREAS HAEFLIGER with MARINA PICCININI, flutist
St. Lawrence Centre, Toronto
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 8 p.m.
Music TORONTO invites you to enter the evocative world of chamber music. Originating in the Italian Renaissance, musica da camera was used to distinguish music heard in private rooms from folk or church music. Its meaning, simply, is music composed for a small ensemble of instruments. We've moved from the private chamber into the concert hall, but the essence of this art form remains - deeply personal and approachable.
Andreas Haefliger was born into a distinguished musical family and grew up in Switzerland. His studies at Juilliard led to engagements with major US orchestras, and his international career as recitalist, orchestral soloist and chamber musician soon blossomed. Mr. Haefliger made his Toronto recital debut on this series in March 03 .
MARINA PICCININI studied in Toronto with Jeanne Baxtresser and with the legendary flutist Julius Baker at Juilliard. She performs world-wide as orchestral soloist, chamber musician and recitalist. Since 2001, she has been on the faculty of the Peabody Institute in Baltimore. Ms. Piccinini is a 36th generation Shaolin Fighting Monk. Ms. Piccinini performed at MTO in 1988 and twice in 1992.
Mr. Haefliger and Ms. Piccinini are married, and with their daughter, they divide their time between Vienna and New York.
The programme includes:
César Franck - Flute Sonata in A
Liszt - Les Années de Pèlerinage: Suisse
While I couldn't find any video that shows the two of them playing together, here is a look at Andreas Haefliger playing - to preview the treat there is in store:
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