Isabelle Faust violin – Jean-Guihen Queyras cello – Alexander Melnikov piano


10 variations on "Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu", op. 121a Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano trio no. 7, op. 97, "Archduke" Ludwig van Beethoven

On the occasion of her residency, violinist Isabelle Faust will team up with her dearest chamber music partners, Jean-Guihen Queyras and Alexander Melnikov. For the last 20 years, the three internationally renowned soloists have regularly come together for moments of pure fusion. They don’t need words to understand each other. Their coherent and deeply moving interpretations are born of their complete dedication to music. Their award-winning recording of Beethoven’s Archduke Trio (2014) (Choc de Classica and Choix de France Musique) is a beautiful illustration of their shared passion.


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  • A conversation with our artist in residence

    Isabelle Faust, a true musician

    Isabelle Faust is a true musician. The eminent German violinist, approaches a piece of music by delving into the aesthetic and the writings of its composer, so she can hear its beating heart. The records released by this outstanding soloist and chamber musician, who is as much at home with Bach or Beethoven as she is with Kurtág, have been consistently hailed by the public and the press. We met her on 14 December 2019, when she gave a concert at BOZAR, accompanied by Ivan Fischer, Tabea Zimmermann and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Speaking flawless French, tinged with a delightful accent, Isabelle Faust spoke to us about the programme of her residency here this season.

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