It’s back to Bach with city concert


From this week's Galway City Tribune

From this week's Galway City Tribune

It’s back to Bach with city concert It’s back to Bach with city concert

Albanian-born violinist Tedi Papavrami will perform next Wednesday night, February 15, when Music for Galway continues its Bach season.

The concert, beginning at 8pm in St Joseph’s Church, Presentation Road, will feature two of the composer’s substantial works; the second Sonata and the second Partita. They will bookend a work by Belgian composer Eugène Ysaÿe, which follows Bach’s style, and includes direct quotations from his music.

Tedi Papavrami began playing violin at the age of five, with his father being his first teacher.  In 1982, when Communist Albania was still isolated from the rest of the word, he got a lucky break French flautist Alain Marion heard him play. Marion was so impressed that he arranged for Tedi to move to Paris on a bursary.

During the 1990s, he won several international prizes and developed an impressive solo and chamber music career, collaborating as a soloist with conductors such as Kurt Sanderling and Thierry Fischer. He has performed chamber music with renowned pianists Martha Argerich and Francois Frédéric Guy, along with cellists Marc Coppey and Misha Maisky –  the latter three have previously performed at Music for Galway concerts.

In 2003, Tedi had a role in a mini-series of Dangerous Liaisons opposite Catherine Deneuve, Rupert Everett and Nastassja Kinski.

Tickets for his concert cost €20/€18 concession. For full-time students of all ages, they are €6 and MfG Friends pay €16. To book, visit or phone 091 705962.



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