Vivacious. Fierce. Expressive. These are just some of the words used to describe Leila Schayegh, one of the world’s most acclaimed Baroque violinists. Making her long-awaited Australian debut, the Swiss-Iranian musician takes to the stage as Guest Director and soloist to lead the Brandenburg through a brightly-textured program of Baroque masterworks from JS Bach, Leclair and Zelenka.
Celebrated throughout Europe for her expressive interpretations of classical repertoire, Leila has carved a singular career. She performs on an instrument made in Cremona in 1675 by legendary luthier and founder of Casa Guarneri, Andrea Guarneri. In a simple twist of fate, the exceptionally promising, then seven-year-old violin student, saw the course of her musical life forever changed when she was offered the chance to become the custodian of the rare instrument.
Since 2010, Leila has been Professor of Baroque violin at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland. Her performances are pure poetry and convey the freedom of a true virtuoso unrestrained by technical limitations. An unmissable season highlight.
1hr 40mins (incl. interval)
October 27th, 2023
November 3rd, 2023
City Recital Hall is wheelchair accessible.
City Recital Hall is located in Sydney’s CBD at Angel Place, between George and Pitt Streets, near Martin Place.
Public Transport City Recital Hall is steps away from the Wynyard light rail stop, a five-minute walk from Wynyard and Martin Place train stations and numerous bus routes along Martin Place.
Parking Wilson Parking operates a car park next to City Recital Hall at 123 Pitt Street, Sydney. Accessible parking spaces are available in the car park beside the venue elevators. Patrons can access the Hall directly using the car park lifts from one hour prior to performance start times.
"Silvery-smooth tone and sure-handed virtuosity" - Gramophone
"Absorbing and brilliant" - The Guardian
Guest Director and Baroque Violin: Leila Schayegh
Lighting Designer: Ryan McDonald
Performing with: Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
Zelenka Hipocondrie à 7 Concertanti, ZWV 187
Handel Concerto Grosso in F major, Op. 3 No. 4, HWV 315
Leclair Violin Concerto, Op. 10 No. 5
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV 1069
Bach Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052R
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