3:00pm March 3, 2019
Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Avenue
Laurence Kayaleh, violin & Michael Kolk, guitar
Laurence Kayaleh has performed as soloist at the Bolchoï Hall and at the Tchaïkovsky Hall in Moscow with the Russian National Orchestra as well as at the Pleyel Hall in Paris with the Lamoureux Symphony Orchestra. Her American career rewarded her with standing ovations wherever she performed : at the Blossom Festival with the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts with Washington’s National Symphony Orchestra, and at the Powell Hall with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. In 1996, Laurence was granted the Nyon City Artistic Award, Switzerland. Laurence Kayaleh’s repertoire covers the works written for the violin. She performs on a magnificent Pietro Guarneri built by the Venetian master in 1742, which belonged to the eminent violinist and pedagogue, Carl Flesch.
Michael Kolk has performed at music festivals and concert halls throughout Europe and North America and has been called “one of the most musical guitarists performing and recording today” (This is Classical Guitar). Liona Boyd has described him as “one of the most brilliant and expressive classical guitarists I have heard in my life”. A prize winner at numerous guitar competitions, Michael has released two solo albums to date, as well as two albums as part of the Henderson-Kolk Guitar Duo. Michael has collaborated with musicians in both classical and popular genres, and made his orchestral debut as a soloist with the Toronto Philharmonia. He has also performed with the Canadian Opera Company, Opera in Concert, Tapestry Opera, and CineConcerts.
Niccolò Paganini: Sonata in A minor for violin & guitar
Ferdinand Rebay : Sonata in E minor for violin & guitar
Manuel de Falla: Spanish Dance No. 1
Manuel de Falla: Suite Populaire Espagnole
Patrick Roux (Canada) : Soledad
Astor Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango