Carnegie Hall Presents

Distinctive Debuts

All of the performers on this series are performing at Carnegie Hall for the first time; catch these rising stars of classical music as they reach a career milestone. After the concert, stay for a Salon Encores reception, and get together with people who love music as much as you do. 
The Distinctive Debuts series is made possible, in part, by an endowment fund for the presentation of young artists provided by The Lizabeth and Frank Newman Charitable Foundation.
Additional endowment support for international outreach has been provided by the Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation.

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Miloš

Marie-Elisabeth Hecker
Martin Helmchen

Morgenstern Trio

Grace Francis

Miloš

Weill Recital Hall
Saturday, October 22, 2011 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Miloš, Guitar

Program

BACH Prelude and Fugue from Partita in C Minor, BWV 997
MANGORÉ Un sueño en la floresta
VILLA-LOBOS Prelude No. 1 in E Minor
VILLA-LOBOS Etude No. 11 in E Minor
VILLA-LOBOS Chôros No.1
VILLA-LOBOS Etude No. 12 in A Minor
ALBÉNIZ Asturias
ALBÉNIZ Granada
GRANADOS Andaluza
GRANADOS Orientale
CARLO DOMENICONI Koyunbaba

Encores:TÁRREGA Recuerdos de la Alhambra
TÁRREGA Lágrima
As the “‘new hero’ of classical guitar” (NPR Music), 28-year-old Miloš Karadaglic is on a mission to bring the guitar out of its old-fashioned niche, sparking a renaissance by applying his distinctive charm to the repertoire. His new album, Mediterráneo, is topping the charts and garnering international raves. On this concert—his Carnegie Hall debut— Miloš showcases works by Bach, Granados, Albéniz, Villa-Lobos, and more.

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Albeniz's Suite española, 5. Asturias


Miloš Karadaglić
Deutsche Grammophon

Marie-Elisabeth Hecker
Martin Helmchen

Weill Recital Hall
Friday, November 18, 2011 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, Cello
New York Recital Debut
Martin Helmchen, Piano

Program

BEETHOVEN Cello Sonata in F Major, Op. 5, No. 1
MENDELSSOHN Cello Sonata No.2 in D Major, Op. 58
FRANCK Violin Sonata in A Major (transcribed for Cello)
Cellist Marie-Elisabeth Hecker stepped into the international spotlight when she unprecedentedly swept all three major prizes up at the 2005 Rostropovich competition in Paris. Critics have since raved about her emotionally driven and entrancing performances. For her Carnegie Hall debut, Hecker and pianist Martin Helmchen—another up-and-coming musician—play irresistibly lyrical sonatas by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Franck.

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Debussy Cello Sonata (Finale: Animé)


Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, Cello; Martin Helmchen, Piano
Audio Clips and Excerpts - Carnegie Hall's 2010-2011 Season

Morgenstern Trio

Weill Recital Hall
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Morgenstern Trio
·· Catherine Klipfel, Piano
·· Stefan Hempel, Violin
·· Emanuel Wehse, Cello

Program

MOZART Piano Trio in B-flat Major, K. 502
RAVEL Piano Trio in A Minor
BRAHMS Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8

Encore:BEETHOVEN Allegro vivace e con brio from Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1, "Ghost"
One of the most exciting new chamber groups from Europe, the Morgenstern Trio is blowing audiences away with its magnetic virtuosity, sparkling energy, and organic unity. For its Carnegie Hall debut, the German piano trio carves out masterfully crafted works by Mozart, Ravel, and Brahms. After the performance, come have a free drink and meet the musicians at our Salon Encores.

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Ravel Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in A minor (Final: Animé)


Joshua Bell, Violin; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano; Steven Isserlis, Cello 
Decca

Grace Francis

Weill Recital Hall
Friday, April 20, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Grace Francis, Piano
New York Recital Debut

Program

BRAHMS Book II from Variations on a Theme by Paganini in A Minor, Op. 35
MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition
PROKOFIEV Selections from Visions fugitives, Op. 22
LISZT Vallée d'Obermann
LISZT Sposalizio
LISZT Mephisto Waltz No. 1
British pianist Grace Francis is one of the best-kept secrets in the classical-piano world. Hailed for her brilliant performance by seasoned pianists Mitsuko Uchida and Stephen Hough, she was introduced to an international audience by legend Vladimir Ashkenazy. With unbounded virtuosity, Francis presents some of the most ambitious pieces of the 19th and 20th centuries for her Carnegie Hall debut, including Mussorgsky’s epic Pictures at an Exhibition and Brahms’s timeless Variations on a Theme by Paganini.

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Brahms Variations on a Theme by Paganini Book 2 (Non troppo presto)


Grace Francis, Piano
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