Abbotsholme Arts Society

Next Concert:

  • Irène Duval with Angus Wilson

               Friday 10 January, 2020 7:30 pm
    • Brahms
      Sonata No 2 in A Op 100
    • Franck
      Sonata in A
    • Schumann
      Sonata No 2 in D minor Op 121

    The young French Korean violinist Irène Duval is the 2019 season’s Gordon Clark Scholar, recognised for her outstanding performance at last year’s Prussia Cove festival and has appeared frequently as a soloist throughout France and abroad. Born in 1992 to a French father and Korean mother, she has performed with renowned orchestras and performs regularly with pianist Pierre-Yves Hodique, cellist Aurélian Pascal and violinist Virgil Boutellis. She has had the opportunity to perform with Gidon Kremer, Steven Isserlis and Christian Tetzlaff at an international chamber music festival in Germany. Irène began the violin at the age of seven, studying with Jean-Jacques Kantorow and at CNSM of Paris with Roland Daugareil and Daria Hovora. From 2014 to 2017, she perfected her playing with Michaela Martin in Further Music Studies at Kronberg Academy and received artistic advice from internationally renowned musicians. In 2015 she recorded her first CD “Poèmes” for Mirare/Harmonia Mundi.