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Elizabeth Mikhael & Santiago Piñeirúa: Brahms & Shostakovich

Ms. Mikhael has a warm, full-bodied tone. Her intonation was impeccable throughout, and she invests her considerable talents in the music, rather than in histrionic gestures or exaggerated musical extravagances. Her rapport with Mr. Piñeirúa was noteworthy as well.

The audience was wowed by the brilliant finale, with its helter-skelter gusto, but this listener, though thoroughly enjoying the finale, is going to single out the Largo as not only his favorite of the work, but the highlight of the evening. The desolate beauty of the music was projected by Ms. Mikhael in a way that was heartbreaking. This was real artistry!
— Jeffrey Williams for New York Concert Review; New York, NY

After sold-out performances at Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, American Cellist, Elizabeth Mikhael and Mexican Pianist, Santiago Piñeirúa reunite at Carnegie Hall. The duo performs Brahms' Cello Sonata No. 1 in e minor, the composer's own homage to J.S. Bach, and the emotionally turbulent Cello Sonata in d minor by Shostakovich, written during the composer's brief separation from his wife.

  • BRAHMS Cello Sonata No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 38

  • SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Sonata in D Minor, Op. 40



Earlier Event: July 24
Pennsylvania Suzuki Institute
Later Event: November 19
The Suite Sounds of Christmas