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ZHdK Strings is an international string ensemble consisting of 20 students of the Zürich University of the Arts. Its founder and leader is Prof. Rudolf Koelman, former concertmaster of the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam and one of the last pupils of the famous violinist Jascha Heifetz. The ensemble has held many concerts in Switzerland and has travelled abroad on concert tours in Italy, Turkey, South Korea and Thailand. Works by Mozart, Debussy, Ravel, Jón Leifs and Grieg will be on the program.
Ísak Ríkharðsson and Cecilia Zacchi are soloists in the concert. Cecilia is the harp soloist of Debussy’s Danse Sacre et Profane, she graduated with a soloist diploma from the Zürich University of the Arts last year. Ísak is the violin soloist in Tzigane by Ravel, in his own arrangement for violin, harp and string orchestra. Jón Leifs’s piano pieces op. 2 are also in Ísak’s arrangement for string orchestra after the intermission. Ísak has finished his BA and MA studies from the Zürich University of the Arts and started his soloist diploma this fall in the class of Rudolf Koelman.
W.A. Mozart: Divertimento in F major K. 138
C. Debussy: Danse Sacre et Profane L. 103 for harp and string orchestra
M. Ravel: Tzigane, Rapsodie de Concert – arrangement for violin, harp and string orchestra
– Intermission –
Jón Leifs, Four songs op. 2 for piano – arrangement for string orchestra
E. Grieg, Frå Holbergs tid op. 40