Monday, 3 October 2016

Rising star: Tamsin Waley-Cohen begins ECHO tour

Tamsin Waley-Cohen - photo Patrick Allen
Tamsin Waley-Cohen - photo Patrick Allen
Tamsin Waley-Cohen's recital tonight (3 October 2016) at Birmingham Town Hall represents the start of the violinist's tour as one of the European Concert Hall Organisation's (ECHO) Rising Stars for 2016/17. Accompanied by pianist Huw Watkins, Waley-Cohen will be performing violin sonatas by Beethoven, Elgar, and Ravel alongside Heifetz's arrangements of pieces from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess.

ECHO is an active network of concert halls across Europe, and each year the organisation nominates a group of Rising Stars, The young artists are able to present a programme of their own choosing across a range of venues in the ECHO network. Tamsin Waley-Cohen was the only British nominee this season and as she was nominated by Birmingham Town Hall, it is apt that she begins her tour there. She will then be performing in some major venues across Europe, including Brussels (Bozar), Amsterdam (Het Concertgebouw), Luxembourg (Philharmonie), Baden-Baden (Festspielhaus), Vienna (Musikverein), Budapest (Mupa), Paris (Philharmonie), Hamburg (Elbphilharmonie), Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation), Dortmund (Konzerthaus), Stockholm (Konserthus), Cologne (Philharmonie), L'Auditori Barcelona, Porto (Casa da Musica).

Each ECHO Rising Star has a new work commissioned for them as part of the series, and during the tours the artists also engage with and deliver a broad variety of Education, Learning and Participation work with diverse communities in cities and regions across the ECHO network.

Further information about Tamsin Waley-Cohen's tour from the ECHO website, further information about tonight's concert in Birmingham from the Town Hall website.

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