6 Sonatas for Violin & Cembalo
Thursday 19 November 2020
Concertgebouw, Kleine zaal
Pearls in Baroque is a platform for Baroque music. Bach’s Six sonatas are performed by baroque violinist and concertmaster of the Nederlandse Bachvereniging Sayuri Yamagata and harpsichord player and Pearls in Baroque artistic director Noriko Amano.
Pearls in Baroque
Pearls in Baroque artistic director Noriko Amano studied piano at Toho Musical College, Musical History and Musical Aesthetics at Tokyo’s Keio University and harpsichord at the Royal Conservatory The Hague and Sweelinck Conservatory Amsterdam. In 2014 she gave a prestigious solo recital King’s Favour at Ueno Bunka Hall in Tokyo and at Het Concertgebouw. She has been playing in various ensembles as well as solo, both in Europe and Japan. Sayuri Yamagata studied modern violin at the Toho-Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo and came to the Netherlands to study baroque-violin at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.
Bach’s Six Sonatas for violin and harpsichord
The Six sonatas for violin and harpsichord were recently recorded by Pearls in Baroque. Sayuri: ‘In the hours spent rehearsing and recording this fabulous baroque music with Noriko, I never became bored of these pieces. Each time we played these Six sonatas, I made new discoveries and each time I became more attracted to Bach’s world.’