St Bride's: Music - Nathan Meltzer – violin, Elisabeth Brauss – piano

St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Nathan Meltzer – violin, Elisabeth Brauss – piano

Tuesday, 19 March at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Nathan Meltzer – violin, Elisabeth Brauss – pianoNathan Meltzer – violin, Elisabeth Brauss – piano

J S Bach

Sonata for Violin and Piano in E major BWV 1016

  i. Adagio

 ii. Allegro

iii. Adagio ma non tanto

iv. Allegro

C Franck

Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major

  i. Allegretto ben moderato

 ii. Allegro

iii. Ben moderato: Recitativo - Fantasia

iv. Allegretto poco mosso

This season sees Nathan Meltzer make his French debut with the Orchestre National d'Île-de-France and Case Scaglione for performances of Khachaturian's Violin Concerto. He joins German pianist Elisabeth Brauss for recitals in the Heidelberger Frühling's Young Artist series and goes to Chamberfest Cleveland in summer 2019. Performing regularly across America from a young age, Nathan first attracted international attention after winning the International Concert Competition Debut-Berlin in 2016, which led to a performance of Paganini's Violin Concerto No.1 at the Berliner Philharmonie. A year later he received first prize at the Windsor Festival International String Competition and made his UK concerto debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra performing Sibelius' Violin Concerto. A keen recitalist and chamber musician, Nathan has recently performed at New York's Alice Tully Hall, Giardini La Mortella (the former Italian residence of composer William Walton) and at the Water Island Festival in St. Thomas in the Caribbean.

Nathan is a protégé of Itzhak Perlman and currently studies at the Juilliard School with Perlman and Li Lin, his teachers since 2013 at the Perlman Music Program and Juilliard Pre-College. He is a regular guest on NPR's radio show 'From the Top', and has participated in masterclasses and lessons with Joshua Bell, Pamela Frank, Vadim Gluzman and Donald Weilerstein as well as collaborations with Gilles Apap, Atar Arad, David Chan, Augustin Hadelich, Joseph Lin, Mark O'Connor, The Piano Guys and the Ariel String Quartet.

Nathan performs on the 'Ames, Totenberg' Antonio Stradivari violin, Cremona 1734, which is on loan from Rare Violins In Consortium, Artists and Benefactors Collaborative.

Elisabeth Brauss, born in 1995, is considered one of the most outstanding musicians of her generation. She regularly gives guest performances internationally, in such venues as the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, at the Mariinksy Theater in St. Petersburg, in the Tonhalle Zurich, in the Barbican Centre in London, at the Konzerthaus Berlin, at the Heidelberger Frühling or at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

As a soloist, she performs with orchestras such as the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, the Dortmunder Symphoniker and the Bochum Symphony Orchestra. In addition to first prizes at the international Steinway Competition in Hamburg and at the International Grotrian Steinweg Piano Competition in Braunschweig, in 2012 she was awarded the Prätorius Musikpreis Lower Saxony Prize. In August 2013, she won the main and audience awards at the TONALi Grand Prix in Hamburg. In 2015 she won the first prize in the competition 'Sound and Explanation' in Frankfurt, and in October 2016 she won the Kissinger KlavierOlymp in Bad Kissingen.

In May 2017, her debut CD with works by Beethoven, Prokofiev, Chopin and Denhoff was released by OehmsClassics, which was awarded, amongst others, an 'Editor's Choice' by Gramophone Magazine. For the seasons 2018/2019 and 2019/2020, she has been selected as one of six musicians for the prestigious BBC New Generation Artist Scheme.

Nathan Meltzer won the International Concert Competition Debut-Berlin in 2016, which led to performing Paganini's Violin Concerto No.1 at the Berliner Philharmonie. A year later he received first prize at the Windsor Festival International String Competition and made his UK concerto debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra performing Sibelius' Violin Concerto. As a soloist, Elisabeth Brauss performs with orchestras such as the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover. For the seasons 2018/2019 and 2019/2020, she was selected as one of six musicians for the prestigious BBC New Generation Artist Scheme.